While much of Langley battled the cold weather and snow, a group of field lacrosse players were fighting a Sand Storm.
And the Thunder did not return home empty-handed, capturing the silver medal in the U15 division after going 5-2.
Both the team’s defeats came at the hands of one team, the West Coast Starz, a San Diego-based powerhouse lacrosse program.
The Starz defeated the Thunder 9-2 in the championship game. They also beat Langley during pool play, 12-2.
That was the Thunder’s only loss in the round robin as they defeated AWE (All West Elite) Respect 9-2 and AWE Attitude 10-0 on the first day, and then another shutout win, 9-0 over the Wahoos and 15-4 over FCA SoCal.
Thanks to their second place finish in the pool, they upset Palos Verdes — who won the other pool — 8-2 to advance to the gold medal game.