Eagles, Braves are beaten

Mia Ellis, Te Awamutu Lions in action with Ellyse Ingram (right) from Cambridge TVP Titans on Saturday. Photo: Lou Kibby Photography

Te Awamutu teams came off second best in the latest round of Waikato lacrosse matches.

Defending champions Hamilton-based Suburbs Falcons secured their second win in the A Division of the Women’s Summer Club League at Tamahere Park at the weekend, beating their own second team Suburbs Eagles 22-5.

Cambridge club teams TVP Titans and Kaipaki Phoenix also won their matches against Te Awamutu Sports Lions and Kaipaki Phoenix Yellow, respectively

Waikato Lacrosse Men’s Club League also got underway last week, with defending champions Matangi Hillcrest Mustangs winning against the Te Awamutu Braves. The Braves started the game strongly, but were eventually dominated by the Mustangs for a final score of 13-4.

In the Waikato Intermediate School League, the winning teams were spread across the regional schools, with Berkley Hawks, Cambridge Middle School Power and Morrinsville Gold having wins in the Girls A Division. Hautapu/Kaipaki and Morrinsville had a win each in the Boys Division.

Saturday at Tamahere Park was also marked by a visit from the NZ Women’s Lacrosse Team who made the trip to play an invitational Waikato side team as part of their preparations for the World Lacrosse Women’s World Cup in 2021. The NZBlax are planning to return to the Waikato in December for another warm-up game.

Results:
Men –  Matangi Hillcrest Mustangs 13 Te Awamutu Braves 4,  Suburbs 6 Hamilton Marist 4.

Women – A Division, TAS Lions 5 TVP Titans 20, Kaipaki Phoenix 22 Kaipaki Phoenix Yellow 5, Suburbs Falcons 22 Suburbs Eagles 5. B Division, Kaipaki Phoenix Green 7 Suburbs Hawks 22, TVP Young Rush 4 TVP Young Guns 18, Morrinsville 5 Hinuera 28, TAS Emerald 4 Suburbs Ravens 7. C Division, Wahine Toa 5 Hinuera 15, Hamilton Marist 6 TVP Legends 4, Suburbs Kea 6 TAS Navy 7, TVP Liberty 8 TVP Saints 9.

Intermediate Schools –  Girls, A Division, Berkley Hawks 14 TAI Girls A 2, CMS Sting 8 Morrinsville Gold 11, Saints Utd A 4 CMS Power 22.  B Division Group A, St Peters Red 14 CMS Flames 7, Berkley Eagles 2 Matamata Blue 8, CMS Storm 7 Morrinsville Royal 7. B Division Group B, CMS Thunder 17 TAI Gold 2, St Peters Blue 10 CMS Lightning 5.  Boys,  CMS Titans 4 Morrinsville Cobalt 5, Hautapu/Kaipaki 2 CMS Giants 0.

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