Trifecta in sight

Women’s lacrosse pursues elusive third title

Two OUA championships in a row won’t be enough to satisfy the hunger of the Gaels women’s lacrosse team, who start their drive to three-peat this season on September 24 against the York Yeowomen and the Marletts of McGill. Despite losing six players from last year’s championship lineup, head coach Cheryl McNeill still has a lot of faith in her remaining troops. Players such as Darcie Spearing, a two-time OUA East Division All-star, and Heather Goodin, the East Division’s Rookie Of The Year and Outstanding Defensive Player last season, will be forced to pick up the slack.

Not that McNeill is without any new talent. Silvana Yee is a transfer from Wilfred Laurier, and Ainsley Hunt who returns to the team after a one year sabbatical training with the national team, will also patch up holes left by the grads.

In a warm-up for their regular season, the women will be heading west to McMaster for the Early Bird Tournament on the weekend of September 16.

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