Richmond field hockey standout helps UVic repeat as national champs

Georgia Booker in her third year with Vikes

Richmond Field Hockey Club alumni Georgia Booker has helped the Victoria Vikes repeat as U Sport national champions.

The host Vikes capped a two-game sweep of Guelph Gryphons with a 3-1 win on Saturday at the UVic Field Turf. 

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The victory gave the Vikes their second straight national title, the first back-to-back banners since 1994 and 1995. It was also the 13th championship in program history and first on home turf since 2008.

Booker is a third-year defender who is studying social sciences at UVic. She was among goal scorers in Friday’s 3-0 game one victory. 

The McMath graduate followed her older sister Delaney to the provincial capital school where she concluded her university career last season.

UVic will also be hosting this weekend’s U Sport National Women’s Soccer Championships. 

Other participating teams include Canada West champion Calgary Dinos who are led by another McMath grad — Montana Leonard. Canada West runner-up UBC features fifth-year forward Amelia Crawford (Hugh Boyd) and first-year defender Jacqueline Tyrer (McRoberts).

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