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Wednesday, October 17, 2018, Peterborough
Lacrosse athletes from across the province will descend upon Trent University's Peterborough campus this weekend as Trent hosts the 2018 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Women's Lacrosse Championship tournament for the first time.
Trent University is honoured to host the 2018 OUA Women?s Lacrosse Championships. As part of an athlete?s sport experience, provincial competition is a crucial component to the overall sport pathway for an athlete to excel in their high performance development, explains Deborah Bright-Brundle, director of Athletics at Trent University. In keeping with the OUA's mission and supporting values we understand the importance of hosting technically sound games and we welcome the opportunity to showcase Peterborough and the Kawarthas.
Running Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21, the OUA championship brings together teams from across the province to complete for the Patterson Cup. In their first game of the championship, the Trent Excalibur women?s lacrosse team, OUA champions in 2016/17, take on the Guelph Gryphons on Friday at 4:15 p.m. at the Justin Chiu Stadium.
"We are thrilled to be contending for a gold medal in front of our hometown crowd," said Tori Wasson, women's Excalibur lacrosse coach. "We have many of our third and fourth players that know what it takes to win a championship and are ready to lead the team to victory this coming weekend. We are well prepared for the competition and can't wait to hear the hometown cheers when we score our first goal of the championship."
The championship will feature the best women's lacrosse athletes at the university level across the province. The first of fifteen games will start at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Members of the media and the broader community are invited to sport their Trent green and support the hometown Trent Excalibur Women's Lacrosse team as they compete in the OUA Championship tournament. The schedule for the weekend tournament is as follows:
Friday, October 19, 2018
Game 1 - UOIT vs Brock @ 11:00 a.m.
Game 2 - McMaster vs York @ 12:45 p.m.
Game 3 - Western vs Toronto @ 2:30 p.m.
Game 4 -Trent vs Guelph @ 4:15 p.m.
Game 5 - Laurier vs winner of Game 1 @ 6:00 p.m.
Game 6 - Queen's vs winner of Game 2 @ 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Game 7 - Loser of Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 @ 10:00 a.m.
Game 8 - Loser of Game 4 vs Loser Game 5 @ 11:45 a.m.
Game 9 - Loser of Game 3 vs Loser of Game 6 @ 1:30 p.m.
Game 10 - (SF) Winner Game 3 vs Winner Game 6 @ 3:15 p.m.
Game 11 - (SF) Winner Game 4 vs Winner Game 5 @ 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Game 12 - Loser Game 8 vs Loser Game 9 @ 9:00 a.m.
Game 13 - Winner Game 8 vs Winner Game 9 @ 10:45 a.m.
Game 14 - (Bronze) Loser Game 10 vs Loser Game 11 @ 12:30 p.m.
Game 15 - (Gold) Winner Game 10 vs Winner Game 11 @ 2:30 p.m.
Trent University in partnership with the City of Peterborough and Fleming College will also be hosting the Under-19 World Women's Lacrosse Championship in August 2019.