Sports Shorts

Women's soccer, lacrosse, fastpitch and more in Salmon Arm

Hard-checking contest

In North Okanagan’s Women’s Soccer Association Masters Division in Salmon Arm on June 14, the Shuswap Merlot beat the Vernon Square Liquor Store North Okanagan United in a close 2-1 game. The Merlot went 5-3-1, United 3-4-2.

In other soccer action, Shuswap Kaos were the victors over the Goplen Drillers who bowed out 5-3. The Drillers were up 3-0 before Kaos stormed back to win the game.

Peewee Outlaws take it

In lacrosse action Friday, the Peewee Outlaws played to an 8-2 win over Kelowna B. Cameron Watson and Drew Bannister each scored four goals. Noah Bumstead was solid in net and added three assists. Other playmakers were Brayden Fairly (1A), Dom Young (1A), Bannister (3A) and Watson (2A). Kayne Beaudry, Jadon Kerr, Ryan Sadorsky and Tyler Dunnett played strong offensive and defensive games. On Saturday, the team notched a close 12-9 win over Penticton C. Tye Mitchell, Ethan Dodge, Emily New, Jack Calkins and Nicolas Michaud played extremely well, while points came from Connor Senn (2G), Julius Steckley (1A), Young (2G, 1A), Watson (1G, 2A), Fairley (1G), Bannister (6G, 2A) and Bumstead (1A). Brandon Giroux-Dewes had an awesome game in net. Coaches are Andy Sadorsky, Brent Dodge and Carl Bannister.

Double score, double win

The Rona Shuswap Outlaws Bantam Lacrosse team wrapped up their regular season on the weekend with a pair of games. On Saturday, the Outlaws used a four-goal performance by Logan Mostat to power past the Penticton Heat 10-5.  Shane Minnus contributed three assists to the cause. On Sunday the Outlaws were in Kamloops where a six-goal explosion by Austin Pugh allowed them to cruise past the Kamloops Rattlers by an identical  10-5 score. Jake Cowie also chipped in with a goal and an assist. The Outlaws now head to the Bantam Provincial Championships, July 13 to 17 in Victoria.

Aces top round robin

Showing heart and determination, the Salmon Arm Aces girls fastpitch team competed in the Bantam C District Playdowns held in Kelowna this past weekend. After round-robin action, the Aces found themselves on top, but lost to the eventual District 9 winners, the Kelowna Bruisers, in their third game Sunday.16:15:40

Salmon Arm Observer