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Lady Kings earn split, await news on playoff opponent

The Orillia U19 team will likely be seeded second for the July 15-17 playdowns in Oshawa after a strong regular season

It's a waiting game for the Orillia Sweet Oven U19 women's field lacrosse team.

The Lady Kings wrapped up their regular season on the weekend, splitting a pair of games that likely assures the team will finish in second place in the Ontario Women's Field Lacrosse Association (OWFL).

Seeding will be determined before the provincial playdowns take place July 15-17 in Oshawa.

In their first game of the weekend, Orillia clashed with the Burlington Chiefs, a new first-year entry in the OWFL; they were simply no match for the Lady Kings who rolled to a convincing 14-0 victory.

Emma Torkoff again would paced the offence, scoring three goals and adding an assist, while Amelia Obee chipped in with a two-goal, two-assist effort of her own; two-goal efforts also came from the sticks of Kristi Fisher and Riley Marwick. Catherine Varley, Brooklyn Barker, Mayson Parnell, Olivia Glass and Katie Wilson each netted single markers that would help guide goaltender Kayleigh Aitken to a very rare shutout.

Other assists were tallied by Riley Marwick and Huntsville native Hannah Rudge. Coaches Paige Stachura and Kelsi Pritchard were very pleased with the well-rounded effort by the entire team.

Kawartha brought the ladies back to earth in their second match, handing the locals a 17-6 defeat. Orillia’s only two losses this season have come against the veteran-laden Peterborough area team. Kawartha would take an 8-3 lead into the half as Emma Torkoff (two goals) and Amelia Obee would be the only ladies to beat Kawartha goalie Kaitlin Abraham. U15 call-up Willow Davidson would notch her first U19 goal while Riley Marwick and Hannah Rudge would round out any scoring statistics for the team.

Despite the weather being tremendously hot, the team showed great determination and hustle, playing hard all the way through to the final whistle.

Orillia is idle now until the provincial championship weekend which will be hosted by the Oshawa Lady Blue Knights association.