(WINDSOR, ON) – Not a shutout period, not a shutout, but two goose eggs in one day. Goalie Kayla Seguin and the Windsor Warlocks Midget Girls lacrosse team handed the London Blue Devils a pair of 2-0 blankings at the Forest Glade Arena last Sunday.
In the opening game of the two-match set, Natasha Atherton blasted a pair of goals, once in the second and another in the third, to nail down the win. Seguin and her defence were perfect, preserving the win.
The afternoon game played out much the same way, despite being a much more heated affair.
After a scoreless opening frame, Kim Primeau notched what would be the game-winning goal on a clear-cut breakaway at the halfway mark of the middle stanza. Early in the third, captain Avery Garant nailed the insurance marker on a feed from Atherton.
Seguin and her co-conspirators were again perfect.
“What a difference a couple of good practices make. The girls came ready to play,” said coach Barry Garant. “Natasha Atherton, Avery Garant, and Kim Primeau provided goals for the day and then it was all hands on deck for defense.”
Coach Garant was also impressed with what he saw in net.
“Shutting out the London team in two games is pretty incredible and Kayla Seguin played fantastic.” said the coach. “The girls had two great games and some of the standouts were Megan Lamoureux, Dakotah Sarty, and Coreen Tabbenor.”
All three girls are new to the sport this season.
“This weekend will help build confidence and a solid base for energetic practices as we start preparing for the Six Nations tournament in July,” said Garant.
A week before, the Warlocks tuned up for the weekend with a warm-up tourney in Kitchener against some of the top talents in the province. After a near miss against the Clarington Green Gaels, losing 3-2, the Warlocks fell to the St Catharines Athletics, Kitchener-Waterloo Braves, and Simcoe Timberwolves in shutout losses.
“Despite our record at the end of the weekend, I think the girls played really well against some high caliber, veteran teams,” said Garant. “Defensively, we were in every game until late in the third period. Offense needs more work. To only score two goals in four games just won’t get it done.”
The Midgets are a near 50-50 mix of veterans and newcomers to the sport. They are back in action on July 7 for a tournament at the Six Nations Reservation.
The Warlocks have four more regular season games, all on the road, before they travel to the provincial championships in Whitby from August 8 through 10.
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