Athletics Review: April 6, 2008

Junior Girls Soccer
The Junior Girls A Soccer team got off to a quick start this season defeating Oak Bay (2-1) and Reynolds (1-0) respectively. Oak Bay High School struck first in the early minutes of the first game, but SMUS came right back scoring the equalizer off a missed cue by the Oak Bay goalie. The play went back and forth in the second half but Oak Bay was not able to crack the SMUS defensive line. SMUS continued to pressure Oak Bay and the team was finally rewarded with the game winning goal.

Rugby News
Congratulations to Johnny Humphries, Mike Fuailefau and Beau Parker on representing Canada at the U17 tournament in England over Spring Break. The boys represented their country with pride and with enthusiasm, and all three members were key to the team’s success.

The following report is from Rugby Canada:

Millfield, ENG: Canada’s Under 17 men’s team has beaten Portugal 25-12 at the Millfield Festival in Somerset, England, to wrap the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record. Canada beat Romania 48-0 to open the tournament, and then had a big win over France 38-15.

Mike Fuailefau of Victoria (SMUS) opened the scoring with a first half try, while Alberta’s Jeff Hassler and Ontario’s Dylan Mundy added solo efforts to seal the win over the Portuguese. Carlin Hamstra, playing at inside centre rather than his normal fly-half spot, slotted two penalties and two conversions for 10 points. Tournament standings are not currently available, but Canada would possibly be the best team in the tournament based on points for and against.

The Millfield Festival brings the top under 17 and 16 national team sides from around Europe as well as the USA and Canada. Canada attends the event every year and this is one of the best showings ever by the young squad.

It was Hassler’s second try of the tournament, while Carlin Hamstra has had a great week with his boot, earning 31 points on 11 conversions and three penalties in three appearances. Canada’s top try scorer for the event was Victoria’s Beau Parker (SMUS), who had six tries in two games including four against France.


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