Langley's U15 girls field lacrosse team met its match on Saturday against Ridge Meadows.
The squad from north of the Fraser River out-scored the Lightning 9-6.
Langley's Shannon Walker was first to step up with a great little set up for Hannah Ferguson to put a fast ball past the Ridge Meadows' goalkeeper.
This seemed to ignite the fire under Ridge Meadows, which responded with a volley of goals in a span of just over 10 minutes.
Langley responded well but the Ridge Meadows' defence closed down every attempt Langley had to offer.
Finally, Walker pulled off a great little shot from the side of the goal to urge her team on.
Ridge Meadows kept the play down at Langley's end for what seemed like an eternity until Jaylene Soegard took possession. Soegard powered through the midfield and onward through the Ridge Meadows' defence without breaking a sweat before firing a rocket shot into the goal.
In the last moments of the opening half, Walker again went for the pop-out shot as she dove across the goal, only to be beaten by the post.
The second half saw Langley's 'keeper Carlyn Andres pull off save after save to lift her team's spirits.
But finally Ridge Meadows managed to break through the blockade to bury two goals.
Ferguson then took another great pass from Walker and ran amuck in the defence line. She then pulled off what seemed like an impossible shot into the top right corner.
Next, a lucky break for Langley with a penalty, as Walker again picked up the ball to send it on for Alix Johnson.
Johnson came from nowhere to pick up the pass and breeze past four defenders to fire her goal low and fast.
Langley's final goal came from a perfect assist played by Jacqueline Goodman to Walker, who placed the shot over the top of the goalie.
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