The Delta Footmen reached the podium in dramatic fashion at the B.C. U13 Field Lacrosse Tier II Championships in Nanaimo on the weekend.
An overtime goal from Michael Burt lifted the Footmen to an 8-7 victory over Kelowna in Sunday’s bronze medal game.
The wild finish saw Delta up by a goal with a minute to go, only to surrender a pair of unanswered tallies. The Footmen equalized in the dying seconds on a goal from tournament leading scorer Elijah Gill who also set-up Burt’s game winner.
Goaltender Dryden Murrell was exceptional and earned the Game MVP award.
The Footmen were named the Subway Most Sportsmanlike Team of the Championships while Cole Tomyk was awarded the Fair Play award for his stellar and clean play and leadership as a long stick midfielder.
The Footmen’s roster also features: Aiden Jones, Benjamin Eckert, Bradley Batista, Cameron Trolland, Carter McIntyre, Charles Glover, Cole Mullis, Holden Johnston, Jack Kennedy, Jackson Burbidge, Joshua Wilson, Joshua Lesson, Nathan Smith, Nicholas Leong, Oliver Hoegg, Ryan Roberts, Rylan Weisbrod, Sebastiaan Ter Keurs, Simon Bartlett, Teagan Douglas and Tyvan Graham. The team is coached by Scott Burbidge.
Earlier action saw the Footmen defeat Mission (11-1) and New West #2 (10-0) in round-robin play, while being edged 4-3 by eventual gold medalist Pac Rim.
Provincials continue this weekend with Richmond’s Minoru Park hosting the U15 and U11 tourneys.