The Thompson Okanagan U11 field lacrosse champion North Okanagan Legends

The Thompson Okanagan U11 field lacrosse champion North Okanagan Legends

U11 Legends take field lacrosse title

The North Okanagan Legends are the Thompson Okanagan U11 field lacrosse champions.

  • Nov. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Morning Star Staff

The North Okanagan Legends defeated the Kamloops Rattlers 8-3 to cap an undefeated season and claim the Thompson Okanagan U11 field lacrosse title Sunday at McArthur Island Park in Kamloops.

JJ Milne and Aidan Wattie paced the Legends with three goals each, while Zac Milne added a pair. Netminder Noah Pearson made a number of all-world saves.

In taking the championship, the Legends ran their season record to 15-0-1, outscoring opponents 155-37 along the way.

“The team worked hard and it was a pleasure to watch them move the ball around with such speed and precision,” said head coach Ryan Williamson. “It was fun to coach.”

Earlier in the day, the Legends grounded the Penticton Heat 15-1 in semifinal action. JJ Milne supplied four goals, while Zac Milne notched a hat trick and Zack Casagrande added a deuce.

Pearson was stellar between the pipes and Carston Disher, Aiden Wattie and Brady Kuziw chipped in on offence.

Great performances were turned in by Colten Colmorgen, Caden Colmorgen, Jack Laventure, Eden Fox, Olivia Watte and Cosmo Wilson.

Men’s field lacrosse is played outdoors on a 100m x 55m filed. Teams consist of 10 players: goaltender, attack, midfielders and defence.

Men’s field is very similar to box in the fundamental skills of passing and catching, and the physical nature of the play. The games differ in the style of play and strategy. There is no controlling the shot clock in field.