Oshawa, Ont. (via Ontario Tech Ridgebacks) – The Trent Excalibur held off the defending OUA women’s lacrosse champion Queen’s Gaels on Sunday afternoon to capture their second Patterson Cup with a 10-7 victory.
For the Excalibur their title comes two years after their first-ever title.
First team all-star Rachel Di Giorgio led the Excalibur’s offence in the victory with four goals. Second team all-star Leah Michel added two for Trent.
The Queen’s had Christina Holmes and first team all-star Annie Lloyd each contribute two goals in the loss.
The silver medal finish marks three straight seasons in the championship game for the Gaels.
Earlier in the day the Western Mustangs held on to win bronze over the host Ontario Tech Ridgebacks. OUA first team all-star Fawn Porter scored five of the Mustangs goals in the 14-11 victory.
Offensive MVP and first team all-star Nicole Martindale led the Ridgebacks with five goals in the game, while first team all-star Caitlyn Cote wasn’t far off the pace with four goals of her own.
For the dominant Mustangs, the bronze comes after missing the final four last season for the first time in a number of years. The appearance by the Ridgebacks in the bronze medal game was their final since they hosted in the OUA championship in 2014.
2019 OUA Women’s Lacrosse Awards
Offensive MVP – Nicole Martindale, Ontario Tech
Defensive MVP – Amelia Piccone, Queen’s
Rookie of the Year – Caitlyn Cote, Ontario Tech
Coach of the Year – Liane Chornobay, Ontario Tech
First Team All-Stars
Nicole Martindale – Ontario Tech
Kiah Shanks – Queen’s
Katy De Snoo – Western
Abby Clayton – Laurier
Caitlyn Cote – Ontario Tech
Avery Digiorgio – Trent
Annie Llyod – Queen’s
Fawn Porter – Western
Sydney Venton – Trent
Amelia Piccone – Queen’s
Emily Arkell – Queen’s
Emily Vandamme – Trent
Second Team All-Stars
Rose Williams – Laurier
Heather McDougall – Toronto
Leah Michel – Trent
Posy O'Keefe – McMaster
Lily Sedore – Toronto
Mackenzie Robinson – Trent
Jordan Kummer – Queen’s
Keira Gowan – Western
Faith Dunford – Brock
Sierra Nunno – Laurier
Isabelle Naumovski – Western
Siera Watkins - Toronto