Griffins Intermediate Girls End Their Season With A Win
The Wallaceburg Intermediate Griffins girl’s lacrosse team ended their regular season with a 5-2 win over the Windsor Warlocks last night on Walpole Island. Now the Griffins are looking forward to the zone playoffs this coming weekend in London.
Wallaceburg head coach Allen Doxtator says, “This team has won the zone four years in a row, and we are going for five.”
If the team wins, they will advance to the Provincials, August 6-8.
The Griffins are the reigning provincial champions in the B division, and if they return this year, they will stay in that division and try to repeat.
The Griffins are a skilled, hard working group of girls. Their roster includes midget aged player Ferrah Blackbird who has already been selected for Team Ontario. She will be competing for a national title with that team later this summer. Wallaceburg plays well in their end of the floor, limiting quality shots by their opponents, and when they do give up a scoring chance, their goaltending is solid. They transition from defence to offence well, and when on offence, they have several players who can score. Ryanne Logan is one of those who can consistently find the back of the net, with good stick skills, size and speed.
In last nights win over Windsor, Logan had the hot stick, with a four goal night. Jade Barko had a single and Wahsahsenna Sands had a pair of assists. Ferrah Blackbird also had a helper. Wallaceburg goaltenders Jade Henry and Marissa Smoke split the game for the win.
Wallaceburg’s Ferrah Blackbird protects the ball while being checked in last nights 5-2 win over Windsor. Blackbird will have the opportunity to via for a national title later this summer with team Ontario.