The Morrin Mustangs won silver at Regionals and are bound for Zones after a strong showing at a weekend tournament.
The regional tournament played out on November 10 and 11 at St. Anthony’s School. Teams included Delia School, South Central School in Oyen, Bassano, Rosemary, Duchess and Morrin School, which has picked up a couple of players from St. Anthony’s.
The Mustangs won their pool undefeated and crossed over to play Rosemary. With that win, they went to the final versus a tough Bassano team and fell in two games.
Coach Amanda Batty said the team has been having a great season. In fact, the program over the last three years has met with some great successes.
“We have gone to provincials the last two years, and now we are having another run of success. Not that provincials would be our expectation. Our zone is really strong this year,” she said.
With this second-place finish, the Mustangs qualify for zones this coming weekend in Rosemary. There will be eight teams at zones. The top two teams will qualify for provincials in Falher.
“We try not to focus that, one game at a time, said Batty,
The team has been racking up wins all year. Their defeat to Bassano at Regionals was a good experience for the team.
“I tell the girls all the time that usually you learn more about yourself when you lose than when you win. We have been talking a lot about how you react when things aren’t going your way. That can either bring you together as a team or split you apart.”
She says the team has a positive approach.
“The last few years, we have had really positive, really coachable groups of girls who haven’t been bringing a lot of drama, just been wanting to focus on their skills and build each other up and really be there when someone is not having best game,” said Batty. “We have some new members from St. Anthony’s this year, and they just gelled right in.”