first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Championship Thursday afternoon at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.Captains Naomi Perkins with a nice deke and Allie Zondervan scored in the shootout to give LVR a 2-0 advantage after the teams played to a 1-1 regulation and overtime tie.Tara Yowek stopped every one of the Rockers shooters to power the Bombers.”Field conditions were horrible puddles and lakes everywhere,” said Bomber head coach Val Gibson. “It was truly disappointing to have to play such a fast paced game (normally) at a snail’s pace today.”LVR gained a bye into the final after claiming the regular season title.The Rockers upset defending champion J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 1-0 in the semi final Tuesday.LVR opened the scoring when Grade 9 sensation Hanna Quinn scored for the Bombers.Stanley Humphries tied the game later sending the contest into extra time.Nothing was decided in two 10-minute overtime periods.”The players were amazing and both sides were totally soaked and frustrated,” Gibson said.The Bombers now advance to the Provincial Tournament in Oliver on November 6-8 while the Rockers have a chance to gain a wild card spot in the 16-team tournament in a play-in game Tuesday in Kelowna.Thursday game was the fina home game for 2014 grads,  Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Hailee Gerun, Anna Goeppner, Sarah Wade, Lauren Walgren, Jena Wheeldon and Tara Yowek.last_img

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