It was another busy weekend for Orillia's rep field lacrosse teams as the Orillia Lady Kings travelled to Owen Sound for week two of action in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse loop.
On Saturday morning, the Millwood Logistics U19 Orillia Lady Kings played hard, but were defeated 8-2 by Oshawa. Goal scorers were Olivia Glass and Willow Davidson.
The second game was against Halton Hills. Orillia played hard, but lost 9-5. Goals were scored by Glass (2), Davidson, Riley Marwick, Kady Shelswell.
Although the squad lost both of their games, the girls dug deep and worked together as a team while competing against some strong teams.
The Dan Parnell Royal LePage Orillia U15 Lady Kings also travelled to Owen Sound to take on favourites Halton Hills and perennial powerhouse Oshawa Blue Knights.
In the first game, Orillia jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first quarter, but could not hold on and were defeated 15-9 by the Halton Hills U15 Bulldogs. Rayne Noganosh led the way with three goals, while Mya Roe and Emersyn McLaughlin each had two with singles by Morgan Parnell and Kaelyn McDonald.
In game 2 against the powerhouse Oshawa U15 Blue Knights, Orillia played with patience and desire and fought hard until the final buzzer and came up short 10-9.
Goalie Katie Bunting had a fantastic game, stopping key shots in key moments. The offence was led by Kaelyn McDonald with three goals, Rayne Noganosh with two goals, and single tallies by Evynn Stanford, Mya Roe, Emersyn McLaughlin and Billie Rouse.
On Sunday morning, the Sweet Oven U11 Orillia Lady Kings started their day facing off against Guelph 2. The girls had a strong start as Brielle Hodgkinson-Armstrong and Leighton Mainer led the offence with two goals each. Their offence was strong but unfortunately not enough as the girls ended the game in an 8-8 tie. Singles were added by Rebekah Lacriox, Vivian Laurin, Isla Quinn, and Chloe Crittenden.
Game two would see the Lady Kings facing Kitchener 2. Orillia played hard but lost 6-3. Kylie Homan had an impressive game scoring two goals while Rebekah Lacriox notched one.
On Sunday afternoon the Orillia Sports Medicine U13 Lady Kings were matched up against a strong offensive Oshawa Lady Blue Knights 1 team. The Lady Kings kept the game close in the first half, and were down by just one goal at the end of the second quarter. However, with only one substitution available to them the Lady Kings just couldn’t keep up with the Lady Blue Knights' offensive burst of nine goals in the third quarter.
Orillia kept Oshawa to only one goal in the fourth quarter and added a couple of their own to finish the game with a final score of 15-6. Kaydence Thompson led the scoring with three goals and singles were notched by Kyah Thompson, Elyse Faulkner and Charlotte Cronshaw.
Game 2 for the U13 Lady Kings was a much closer contest against Orangeville Northmen 1. Thompson netted the first goal of the game within the first minute. The Lady Kings continued to keep the game within reach due to some strong goaltending by Olive-Marie Bomberry and goals scored by Elyse Faulkner, Ryleigh McGuire and Peyton Hoyt.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Kings were able to tie the game up with goals from Eiley Hayes and Faulkner scoring her second of the game. Unfortunately a late goal by Orangeville put them ahead to win the game 7-6. The players battled hard to the very end.
This coming weekend the teams travel to Burlington for their next lacrosse action.