Banner Season: Excalibur knock off defending champs to win second OUA title

Photo by Allan Fournier
Photo by Allan Fournier

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

Attack

Nicole Martindale – Ontario Tech

Kiah Shanks – Queen’s

Katy De Snoo – Western

Midfielders

Abby Clayton – Laurier

Caitlyn Cote – Ontario Tech

Avery Digiorgio – Trent

Annie Llyod – Queen’s

Fawn Porter – Western

Defenders

Sydney Venton – Trent

Amelia Piccone – Queen’s

Emily Arkell – Queen’s

Goaltender

Emily Vandamme – Trent

Second Team All-Stars 

Attack

Rose Williams – Laurier

Heather McDougall – Toronto

Leah Michel – Trent

Midfielders

Posy O'Keefe – McMaster

Lily Sedore – Toronto

Mackenzie Robinson – Trent

Jordan Kummer – Queen’s

Keira Gowan – Western

Defenders

Faith Dunford – Brock

Sierra Nunno – Laurier

Isabelle Naumovski – Western

Goaltender

Siera Watkins - Toronto

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