Kristen Straus makes a valid point.
The St. David Celtics captain expressed frustration Wednesday night with the system that sends three WCSSAA teams to next week's CWOSSA field hockey championship and just one from District 8.
The Resurrection Phoenix earned the District 8 entry with a 2-1 win over the Celtics in Wednesday night's D8 game.
Straus said it was upsetting that St. David managed to twice tie the two-time defending OFSAA champions during the regular season yet the Celtics' season ended with a one-goal loss in the final.
Over in WCSSAA, two teams that lost in playoff semifinals -- Southwood and Waterloo-Oxford -- are playing Thursday in a CWOSSA play-in game. Bluevale and Cameron Heights are playing in the championship game.
The reason for the discrepancy is clear -- WCSSAA has 15 teams competing for its title and District 8 has just four. Based on those numbers, the current system makes perfect sense.
Still, that doesn't make it any easier to stomach for District 8 finalists that figure they are better than WCSSAA's first-, second- or third-best teams.
The two leagues aren't merging any time soon so a solution would be yet another CWOSSA play-in game between the second best from District 8 and third best from WCSSAA.
Or then again, we can stick with a system that has the occasional hiccup but usually gets it right.