KENTVILLE – Over the weekend the Pictou County Subway Snipers had their peewee and bantam lacrosse teams in action for the first time since forming their organization this year.
On Saturday the peewee Snipers lost both of their games, but coach Beverly Foster said it was a positive starting point as it was the first game of the season and they had many first time players.
Their opening game against Valley 1 resulted in a 7-3 loss. Wesley Foster scored twice with assists from Dominic Bond on both. Evan Shea scored the third goal with an assist from Foster.
Against Valley 2 in their second game of the day they lost 5-3. Foster again scored two goals with Bond and Shea assisting. Foster then returned the favor with the assist on Bond’s goal.
Noah Williams played goalkeeper for the first game and received the game’s MVP award. Foster received MVP for the second game. Josh MacDonald made many saves in net for the second game keeping the score within reach.
Sunday the bantam Subway Snipers took part in their portion of the tournament, splitting their weekend results.
Pictou County opened with a 7-3 loss to the Valley Thunder, the top team in the bantam division.
Coach Darcy Crowe said the team started off slow in their first official refereed game against an experienced competitive team. They took some penalties that were part of the learning curve, but improved as the game progressed.
Carter Hatfield scored twice, while Adam MacDonald had the third Snipers goal. Hatfield was awarded the game MVP award for his play.
Against the Digby Wildcats in their second game they won 3-2.
Crowe said the team came together as a group in the second game, with an improved penalty kill and a more physical game.
Hatfield scored three times, while Brennan Dahl-Crowe made 17 saves for the win and game MVP honours.
The club’s next action will be June 7 against Cape Breton at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.