Mac finds some consolation in women’s lacrosse


The Marauders lost the consolation title, dropping a 10-6 game to the Toronto Varsity Blues. (Photo: Jay Raulins via McMaster Communications)

Kingston – It was close, but not close enough, for the McMaster women’s lacrosse team at the Ontario University Athletics championships.

The Marauders lost the consolation title, dropping a 10-6 game to the Toronto Varsity Blues after a win and a loss in earlier games knocked them from the championship round.

The Marauders had a tough opening match-up Saturday (Oct. 27) as they had to take on a strong host Queen’s squad in front of their home crowd. Despite defeating Queen’s on Alumni Field earlier in the season, McMaster was unable to do it again, as fell to the Gaels, 9-5.

Later that day, Marauders redeemed themselves. They were matched up with the UOIT Ridgebacks, who they beat, 16-1, on Sept. 22 in regular season play. This time Mac earned a 9-5 decision, eliminating the Ridgebacks.

On Sunday, McMaster qualified for the consolation final by beating the York Lions, 9-5. Jackie Heaton (Peterborough) scored three goals and added three assists for the Marauders, while Kyra Reilly (Grimsby) also had a hat trick. Staci Crozier (Mississauga) had four of York’s five goals.

In the consolation final, Chantelle Carnegie (Kingston) and Lindsay Hamilton (Mississauga) scored twice each for the Marauders. Kaitlin Sandy (Six Nations) led the Blues with three goals while Susan Tung (Peterborough) had two goals and three assists

McMaster finished sixth overall at the championships.