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Orillia Lady Kings kick off lacrosse season with exciting action

Field lacrosse season got underway Monday with series of house-league games
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An Orillia Lady Kings team gathers before kicking off action at the West Orillia Sports Complex.

On Monday evening, the Orillia Lady Kings field lacrosse house league got underway with their first full regular-season game.

In the U9 division, BMO Nesbitt Burns snuck by St. Louis Bar and Grill, winning with a score of 3-2. BMO Nesbitt Burns was led with two goals by Payton Viherjoki and a single by Palmer Mainer. St. Louis Bar and Grill battled hard with goals by Baileigh Brain and Arabella Cooper, with assists by Norah Belviso and Arabella Edwards.

Our second U9 game was another tight match, with the Stoutts RE/MAX winning 6-5 over Northern Elite Lacrosse. Addison Atkinson dominated for the winning team with five goals, while Isabella Beaudin found the back of the net with a goal of her own. Northern Elite kept the game close with Isabelle Oulette-Darling scoring a hat trick and Harper MacDonell with a pair of goals.

The U11 teams also kept their fans on the edge of their seats with close games. The Hillson Eyerillians came out with the win against BMO Nesbitt Burns with a score of 4-3. Karis Davies netted a hat trick, while Lillian O’Link added a goal. The BMO Nesbitt Burns team put in a solid effort with single goals by Emily Taylor, Leighton Mainer and Chloe Crittenden.

Team Micks came out flying on Monday, scoring eight goals against 2nd Century Source for Sports, which responded with one. Team Micks’ goals were scored by Lucy Edwards and Mara McKinney, while Langley Duffy-Wilkinson and Hayden Daly each scored hat tricks. The lone 2nd Century goal was scored by Rebekah Lacroix, with an assist by Brooklyn Reed.

In the U13/15 division, Mariposa Landscaping showed up strong with a win over Strachan and Morris Insurance with a score of 6-4. Goal scorers include Ellie Lynch, Makenna Maracle, Ava Rouse and Kady Shelswell, while Morgan Parnell scored two. For Strachan and Morris, Camryn Knee scored two goals, while Alison Rolston and Molly Bergeron each added singles.