Moose Jaw’s Mykenzie Shymko had herself a game on Wednesday as Team Saskatchewan earned themselves a quarterfinal spot after a 12-1 win over PEI in the Canada Summer Games.
Shymko picked up two goals and an assist in the win, earning the province’s first Summer Games win in Women’s Box Lacrosse.
Saskatchewan was in control from the very first whistle. They gave themselves a comfortable 3-0 lead after the first period. They would add four more in the second period to extend their lead to 7-0 after two.
After opening up the third period with a goal, Shymko would get on the board with her first goal of the game at the 4:11 mark making it 9-0 Saskatchewan. The Moose Jaw product would add one more in the frame to finish off an offensive thrashing and roll to a 12-1 victory.
Saskatchewan would put 44 shots on the PEI netminder, while only allowing 13.
Following their big win on Wednesday morning, they would play Ontario in the quarterfinals and suffer an 11-0 loss, to end their contention. Saskatchewan will play a consolation game on Thursday evening at 5:00 p.m.
After Moose Jaw’s Harry Lin, finished the round-play with a 2-1 record in men's tennis, he will be back on the court in quarterfinal action on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. He and Team Saskatchewan will be taking on Alberta with a spot in the semi-finals on the line.
Makena Simmons and Katie Newberry were in action on Wednesday night in women’s softball as Saskatchewan won their qualification game 8-0 over New Brunswick on the diamond. At the plate Simmons had a great game, going one-for-three with three RBIs and a triple in the big win. Newberry was on the roster but didn’t play. They will play Manitoba in another qualification game on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a spot in the finals on the line.
Makaya Arnott will be in the pool on Thursday at 10:26 a.m. when she competes in the 50-metre Backstroke. Earlier in the games, Arnott finished 43rd on Monday in the 50-metre Breaststroke, and 38th in the 400-metre Individual Medley, on Wednesday she finished 44th in the 200-metre Freestyle, and 47th in the 100-metre Butterfly.
Caronport’s Damian Chartrand has also been in the pool in the summer games. He opened the games on Monday placing 46th in 100-metre Freestyle, and 36th in the 50-metre Breastroke. On Tuesday, Chartrand finished 36th in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke. He finished 18th place in Men’s 100-metre Breastroke on Wednesday. His final event will be the 50-metre Freestyle on Thursday at 1:05 p.m.
Briercrest’s Alexa Aikens and Saskatchewan beat up Manitoba 32-5. Aikens was held off the scoresheet.
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