Lady Bombers endure tough weekend

LVR's field hockey team struggled through wet conditions and injuries at a tournament in Castlegar.

LVR midfielder Noa Butterfield taking a free hit during Saturday’s game on the flooded Pass Creek field against Stanley Humphries.

The L.V. Rogers Lady Bombers field hockey team earned a win during a busy slate of games but lost twice to rival J.L. Crowe of Trail.

LVR dropped 2-1 to Crowe on Thursday, then again 3-0 on Saturday. In between, the team fell 2-1 to Oliver’s South Okanagan Secondary on Friday, beat Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie 1-0 and finished with a scoreless draw against Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries on Saturday.

In the first league game Thursday, LVR took the lead on a goal by Shianne Michalchuk. But Crowe rallied in the second half with plenty of offensive pressure that resulted in a pair of goals and the win. Forward Paige Miesner rolled her ankle during the game, which hurt the team’s depth through the weekend.

The Bombers then played the Castlegar Playday over the weekend. Sianna Morningstar scored after some nice passing by Noa Butterfield and a strong run by Michalchuk to tie the game at one, but Oliver squeaked the ball over the goal-line in the last minute for the 2-1 win.

LVR’s lone win was a credit to hard work by Butterfield. Against Mount Boucherie, Butterfield forced a foul then scored on the ensuing short corner with a hard low shot past the keeper. Bombers keeper Rylee Zondervan was also solid in preserving the shutout.

Wet conditions made for tricky play on Saturday as teams struggled on a rain-soaked field. Passing was a chore for both sides, and players often ended up taking unexpected baths in the scoreless draw. LVR midfielders Morningstar and Aimee Montpellier each suffered leg injuries during the game, which hurt an already short Bombers bench.

In the final game, exhaustion and injuries took a toll on the Bombers, who couldn’t hold off an organized and speedy Crowe team in the 3-0 loss.

Next up for the Bombers is a league game Wednesday against Stanley Humphries.

Just Posted

Caribou panel hears from critical public

About 250 people turned out Wednesday evening to give feedback on the provincial government’s caribou recovery plans.

Seven West Kootenay projects receive over $1.7 million in provincial funding

The RDCK, Civic Theatre and Touchstones Museum are among the recipients

LETTER: Backyard hens an eggcellent idea

From readers Abby Wilson and Andrew Woodward

Stephanie Fischer awarded the Medal of Good Citizenship

Fischer was recognized for her volunteer work in Nelson

VIDEO: Robot rumble at Selkirk College

Kids from all around the Kootenays competed in the 7th annual RobotGames Saturday

BC Ferries to pilot selling beer and wine on select sailings

Drinks from select B.C. breweries and VQA wineries will be available on the Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen route

Elizabeth May’s B.C. wedding will be a ‘low carbon affair’ on Earth Day

Green party leader’s wedding party to depart in a cavalcade of electric cars

4 victims killed in Penticton shooting spree remembered at vigil

John Brittain, 68, is charged with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder

B.C. awaits Kenney’s ‘turn off taps,’ threat; Quebec rejects Alberta pipelines

B.C. Premier John Horgan said he spoke with Kenney Wednesday and the tone was cordial

Federal government extends deadline to make Trans Mountain decision to June 18

The National Energy Board endorsed an expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline on Feb. 22

Prince George sweeps to first-ever BC Hockey League crown

Spruce Kings beat Vernon Vipers 3-1 in the Okanagan Wednesday for 13th straight playoff win

Hwang’s first MLS goal lifts Whitecaps to 1-0 win over LAFC

Vancouver picks up first victory of season

Child-proof your windows ahead of warm weather: B.C. expert

Fifteen children were taken to BC Children’s Hospital for falls in 2018

Most Read