The competitive energy could be felt from the Central Collegiate sidelines as players hacked, whacked, pushed and shoved each other for the ball.
The Moose Jaw Black Knights battled hard over the short-staffed Moose Jaw Orangemen to win 12-7 in Moose Jaw Kinsmen field lacrosse action on Thursday evening.
After the Orangemen took a 2-0 series lead, momentum changed and the Black Knights were able to tie the series up and a fifth game will be needed to determine the Mustang Cup winner.
“It was a good win,” stated Kyle Dalgarno, captain for the Black Knights. “I guess it just came down to who wanted it more since. We worked hard and did what we can.”
With both teams short-staffed coming off the bench, a lot of players were expected to carry a bigger role and eat up a lot of minutes, with the Black Knights prevailing for the win.
“We had a couple good players coming off the bench,” stated Dalgarno. “We tried to short out the lines as much as possible so we could have some energy.”
It was a difficult game for the Orangemen, as they were short-staffed throughout the game with only one bench player until half time when another player arrived.
“It would have helped if we had a full bench,” said Kale Lewchuk of the Orangemen. “We were short-handed, but I thought we did well with only nine players.”
The Orangemen tried to come back in the second half, scoring four goals and applying good pressure on the Black Knights.
“We were tired and when on a big field like this, it’s hard,” stated Kale.
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