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QMS teams excel

Human shield is made by QMS Royals’ Gabriela Delgado to prevent Lake Cowichan players from getting to the ball before she curls in for a strike at the goal. - submitted
Human shield is made by QMS Royals’ Gabriela Delgado to prevent Lake Cowichan players from getting to the ball before she curls in for a strike at the goal.
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A badminton and soccer doubleheader brought considerable success and excitement at Queen Margaret’s School.

The QMS Royals badminton squad hosted Brentwood College School in a friendly season-opener and took all nine matches involving singles and doubles teams. “Our returning players showed strength and experience on the court,’’ noted QMS head coach Carol Ingledew.

Students new to the Royals’ senior team also played well, including rookie Urara Niwata, who earned her first singles victory during a hard-fought three-game match.

The QMS Royals senior girls’ soccer team posted a convincing win over Lake Cowichan in its first home game of the season. Coached by Stacy Paton and Dominic Smith, the Royals put their offensive strength into play.

Brooke Reynolds and Toni Spiteri scored goals early in the first half and QMS continued its assault on the Lake Cowichan goal in the second half with four more goals from Haleigh Bodner, Alexis Elliott and Gabriela Delgado.

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