Langley Advance from Langley, British Columbia, Canada on May 12, 1995 · 17
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Langley Advance from Langley, British Columbia, Canada · 17

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Friday, May 12, 1995
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THE LANGLEY ADVANCE NEWS Friday, May 12,1995 JZ SPORTS EDITOR TROY LANDREVILLE Phone: 534-8641 Fax: 534-3383 - Hiah school ruabv Grade 8 Cats beat Abby - the hard way Brookswood advances to the Upper Fraser Valley final with a tough 15-12 win over Abbotsford Troy Landreville Sports reporter The Brookswood Bobcats Grade 8 boys rugby team continued to its the road to the Upper Fraser Valley title. With a 15-12 win over Abbotsford in Tuesdays semifinal, the Bobcats advance to the Fraser Valley Final four and will probably play William Beagle on Tuesday. The three-point win over Abbotsford was an about-face for the Bobcats, who bad won handily in their past two outings, including a 54-5 pasting of Vedder Junior in a quarterfinal match-up last Thursday. As a tune-up for the playoffs, Brookswood shut out Yale of Abbotsford 45-0. It was like this the last time these two teams met - back and forth, Brookswood coach Brian Hunter said. Usually in Grade 8 rugby, either you blow a team out or you get blown out, butthatisnt the case with these two teams. Abbotsford gave every indication it wasnt going to be an easy game for the Cats, scoring an unconverted try midway through the first half. Brookswood tied the game early in the second half when Kyle Baker made it across the line for an unconverted try. Late in the game, Brookswood scored a penalty kick only to be called back on an offside. The game ended 5-5 after twp 10-minute halves. In overtime, Abbotsford scored early in the second half with a convert. Takashi Chijiwa replied for Brookswood early in the second half off a penalty play with Rikki Stewart adding a convert. Overtime ended at 12, and it came down to a kick off. Abbotsford mis-hit its first kick, allowing Stewart to convert a chip shot for the win. It was a tough way to lose for Ab botsford, Hunter said. I felt sorry for the other guy (who missed the convert). He was nearly in tears. Overall, though, Hunter said that Brookswood held the territorial advantage. It was a nailbiter, to be sure, he said, adding that We had more opportunities than they did but we couldnt take advantage of our chances. Brookswood took on Mouat at Mouat Thursday in the Fraser Valley final (results are not available due to press deadlines). On Wednesday, the day before the game, Hunter said it will be a touh test for his troops. Mouat is huge, he said. They are the size of a junior team. Well be hard-pressed to beat them. felt sorry for the other guy; he was nearly in tears. IT MAY BE spring outside, where all the outdoor sports and sportsters are thriving, but those who favour cold, hard ice continue to head indoors to pursue sports like figure skating. Troy Landreville photo Senior lacrosse Knights crowned Langley outshot 42-29 and loses 8-3 to the Port Coquitlam Saints at the Langley Civic Centre on Tuesday BvTrov Landreville Sports reporter It wasnt exactly a home-coming to remember for the Langley Knights senior lacrosse team. The Knights fell 8-3 to the Port Coquitlam Saints Tuesday at the Civic Centre, spoiling the teams home opener. It was a relatively clean game, with only 11 fouls being assessed between the two teams. ! But the Saints were deadly at even-strength and. out-shot the home team 42-29. Greg Davidson did most of the damage for the in home-opener Saints, scoring a hat trick and adding an assist for a four-point game. Port Coquitlam led 3-1 after one period, 5-1 after two and came away with added three goals in the final frame to win 8-3. Langley actually took a short-lived 1-0 lead before Port Coquitlam got its offensive legs going. Daxon McRae added a pair for the winners. For the home-town Knights, losers of their first two games, Paul Booth, Dave Eastick and Mike Smeltzer scored the goals. It was the second straight loss for the local senior lacrosse team competing in the West Coast Senior Lacrosse League. On Sunday, the Knights were overpowered 17-13 by the Nanaimo Timbermen. The Knights host Vancouver May 16 (Tuesday) at the Langley Civic Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. Pro baseball Glaciers take first A former UBC Thunderbird spearheaded the Surrey Glaciers to a win in its first pre-season game. Jim Murphy, who played safety for the UBC football team in 1992, went three-for-four Tuesday with a homer and a sixth-inning double to lead his team to a 4-3 victory over the Palm Springs Sims. The professional Double A club also received fine performances from its pitching staff, especially Nanaimo native Dale Ballance who pitched three innings of shutout relief. Despite falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, Surrey rallied in the second inning to tie it up off a single by DH Ricky Scruggs and Murphy's home run. Outfielder Steve Reyes also had a hot bat, going two-for-two at the plate and scoring a run. In earning his first win for the Glaciers, Ballance faced 11 batters and struck out six. Michael Neilson of Burnaby started on the mound for Surrey, allowing two runs off six hits with two strikeouts.

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