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Mustangs take high-scoring field lacrosse win over Regina Royals

Teams take knee prior to game in honour of those who never made it home from residential schools, Moose Jaw goes on to 18-14 win
As field lacrosse teams throughout Saskatchewan have been doing since the horrific discovery of unmarked residential school gravesites in the province, the Moose Jaw Mustangs and Regina Royals took a knee before their 13-and-under contest on Tuesday night.

After 30 seconds of reflection in memory of those who never made it home, they apparently decided to honour the fallen in another way -- by scoring an unbelievable number of goals.

In the end, the Mustangs would break a 13-13 draw through three quarters by outscoring Regina 5-1 in the final frame and going on to an 18-14 victory at 1996 Summer Games Field.

The Royals took a 4-3 lead out of the first quarter, but Moose Jaw found their stride in the second and went into the half leading 9-6. It would be Regina’s turn to get things going after the break, though, setting up the Mustangs’ final-quarter surge.

Ryder Gilroy led the offence with three goals and five assists, while Lachlan Clark and Chase McKee each picked up three goals and two helpers. Hayden Nidesh, Brodyn Pladson and Kashton Smith had two goals each, Carter Hudyma, Luke Turner and Chase Folk rounded out scoring for Moose Jaw.

Merek Casemore had four goals and five assists for Regina.