Hawks make a statement win after lopsided loss
On the first day of the spring equinox , Hawks proved a little more adjusted to the earlier start and got back on the winning line Sunday, handing the Mutineers a 5-1 loss in Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association men’s league play at the UVic turf.
Hawks (5-7-0), their lineup boosted by a handful of non-designated Tigers players, got a pair of goals from Javier Virk and singles from Amit Dillon, Vardeep Gill and Yashpal Bassi.
The Hawks were coming off a 7-4 loss to Marauders the week before and restored their five-point margin over Marauders with the win.
Thomas White redirected a bouncing pass from Mark Baggott in the second half for the Mutineers’ lone goal. The green guys’ record dropped to 2-2-2 with the loss.
Game 2 on the day saw Rebels (8-2-1) pad their division lead with a 5-0 shutout of Marauders (3-7-1). Coming off a 1-1 tie against Mutineers last week, the Rebels benefitted from the steadying influence of veterans Chris Wilson and Jim Knight in the back and Chris Davis in the middle – all absent last week.
Chris Dahl led the attack with a pair of goals on the day, while Davis, Dale Kirk and Kevin Dahl added singles. Felix Randall posted the shutout in the win.
Competitive division action saw Tigers defeat Rebels 9-5 in the final game of the day.
Josh Brown exploded for four goals to led the offence for Tigers, who also got a pair from Javier Virk and singles from Sahjun Sehmi, Sunny Kahlon and Peter Zimunya. Rebels tallies came from Gavin O’Halloran, with two, and Alex Moore, Michael Bryan and Mike Cleverly, with one each.
Next week’s action (March 20) sees clubmates Marauders and Mutineers go head to head at 9:30 a.m., followed by Rebels 2 vs Hawks at 11 a.m. and Tigers vs, UVic Vikes at 12:30 p.m.