CORRECTION: Rebels pad comp. division lead with win over partly keeper-less Tigers
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The absence of some key personnel made for a pair of atypical games in Vancouver Island Field Hockey Association competitive division play Sunday at UVic.
Tigers were without a goalkeeper for the first half of the day’s middle game, during which they played with 11 field players against Rebels 1. The latter bagged a couple of goals, despite being “shorthanded” for a half, then continued their scoring barrage when the keepers arrived in posting a 9-1 win.
Johnny Jacoby managed to elude the Tigers defenders and find the net three times for the Rebels, who got single goals from Dale Kirk, Ethan Picard, Dash Nelson, Ben Wheatley, Bevan Van de Berg and Chris Dahl. Rajiv Dillon notched the loan goal for Tigers (3-5-0).
While the victory may not have been as satisfying as its four previous wins, Rebels (5-2-2) did use the points to open up a five-point margin on the second-place UVic men.
The Vikes (4-5-0) were again bitten by the short lineup bug and were forced to default their Sunday contest to the Victoria League Selects (3-3-2) due to the lack of players. Those on hand did, however, create two even teams to play a friendly.
The day’s recreational division game saw Rebels 2 post a 2-0 win over Marauders, paced by goals from Chris Dahl and Clive Wheatley.
Next weekend’s actions opens with the jamboree games for the rec players, followed by Tigers vs. Vikes at noon and Rebels vs. Selects at 1:30 p.m.
Find a collection of photos from today’s games on Facebook .