Oak Bay celebrates a goal against Cowichan during the 2018 season. (Oak Bay High School photo)

Oak Bay High’s field hockey team finishes fifth in the province

Powerful offence led to undefeated regular season

Oak Bay High School’s field hockey team finished a memorable season last month.

The team had no goals against them and was undefeated in league play, leading them to capture the May Tully Shield — a long-established clash between the top AAA and AA teams in the city.

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They went on to place second in the Island Championships before the AAA provincials in Surrey. After a loss in the quarterfinals to South Delta, the team finishes fifth in the province.

“We scored 18 goals and conceded only two in the entire tournament – one which prevented us from getting into the finals,” said head coach Milena Gaiga. “The competition was tough and this was a very disappointing loss as we had so many chances to score and just missed.”

Gaiga credits the team’s strong midfield and attack as keys to this year’s success.

The tier one team had seven players graduating this year.

The tier two team also had a commanding season. They finished second in league play, and only allowed three goals against.


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