Silver lining for Thunder in Palm Springs

Langley U14 field lacrosse team escapes the poor weather to head south

While much of Langley battled the cold weather and snow, a group of field lacrosse players were fighting a Sand Storm.

More specifically, the Langley Thunder U14 field lacrosse team was in Palm Springs for the fifth annual Sand Storm Lacrosse Festival on Jan. 14-15.

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.

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