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Valkyries get set for season at weekend jamboree

Vashon’s Sumner Ames, center, and Jessica Merritt, right, battle an opponent for the ball at Saturday’s lacrosse jamboree, while Cameron Urban, left, heads over to assist.  - Susan Riemer/Staff Photo
Vashon’s Sumner Ames, center, and Jessica Merritt, right, battle an opponent for the ball at Saturday’s lacrosse jamboree, while Cameron Urban, left, heads over to assist.
— image credit: Susan Riemer/Staff Photo

The Vashon Valkyries lacrosse team played their first three games of the year under pouring rain at a jamboree on Bainbridge Island on Saturday. The team won two of the three games, and coach Larry DuBois said he was pleased with what he saw.

“The team had a strong showing, and we are looking forward to a good season,” he said.

The 20-member team is the largest DuBois has coached since the Valkyries formed in 2008 — when the juniors on the team were in fifth grade. Eight players new to the sport joined the team this year, a welcome infusion of athletes to the growing club.

Younger girls who would like to play are encouraged to sign up, DuBois said. Enrollment is still open for a third- and fourth-grade team and a team for girls in grades five through eight. For more information, see www.vashonlacrosse.net.

The Valkyries are scheduled for several home games this month and next at the Vashon High School stadium.

 

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