Three in a row

Katie Brickman
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Chance Dalgarno wins MVP award

The Black Knights are on a streak.

Paul Stewart of the Orangemen, left watches Quinn Ingalls of the Black Knights during the Mustang Memorial Cup at Central Collegiate on Tuesday night. Times-Herald photo by Katie Brickman

For the third straight year, the Black Knights were the winners of the Mustang Memorial Cup.

“It feels good for the third year in a row,” said Kyle Dalgarno, coach for the Black Knights.

They defeated the Orangemen by a score of 12-9 at Central Collegiate on Tuesday evening.

“Just good team effort, ball movement and we’ve all played well throughout the year and I guess it just covered over,” said Baily Bechtold, who had a hat trick for the Black Knights. “It has been a pretty good year, but tonight, it just seemed to be going in pretty good.”

Thomas Spence had six goals for the Orangemen in the loss, while Deacon Nolting added two and Paul Stewart added one.

The offence was spread out for the Black Knights, as Quinn Ingalls also had a hat trick. Ashton Beler had two goals, as did Karsen Tonner and Chance Dalgarno.

“Our consistency — we had a lot of good passes and good shots and good shot choices and position wise, we stuck to our game plan,” Dalgarno explained on their success. “They did what they could and we came out on top.”

This was the fifth and final game behind these two teams and all matches were close and contested.

The Orangemen came on late, scoring a bench of goals, but the Black Knights were never in doubt of the victory.

“No,” said Bechtold. “We had it in the bag.”

Many of these field lacrosse players have experience with box lacrosse and have played together for years, which helps them gel so quickly.

“Most of them — three quarters of them — are box players. So, they have that good technique to begin with. They know how to pass and shoot, so we just involved a bit of the off-hand stuff that field brings,” said Dalgarno. “It is the patience too. Box players like to push the net and it brings a whole other game when you have to slow it down and know your position. It is a lot of technical things, but they did well.”

Chance Dalgarno was named the Dave Mitchell MVP for the season and received a plaque.

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