Grand River Attack looking for gold in Akwesasne

BRANTFORD — The Grand River Attack, women’s lacrosse team conducted a successful fund raiser at Frankie’s Bar in Brantford on Saturday night. The Attack are participating in the Ontario Provincials, August 14, 15, 16 weekend at Akwesasne where they hope to pick up their sixth Gold Medal.

Team assistant captain Lindsey Smith, is realistic about her team’s strengths and weaknesses.

“We are having a decent season, but hard to get everyone out to practice with many on the team looking after young families,” she says. “I think we can do it again. If we can get our whole team out there is no reason why we can’t.

The cost of participation in larger tournaments require year-round fund raising efforts.

“The fund raisers are to help anybody out who maybe can’t afford to go,” Smith says. “It can be quite expensive.”

Seven members of the Attack just returned from a tournament in Calgary. Five played for Team Ontario, which won the event, and Lindsey and her sister Alisha Smith played as a part of the All Nations Team, who won Bronze, despite only having 9 runners and a two goalies, against 22 member teams.

“We had nine players and one of them was hurt, playing in eight games on an Olympic size pitch in 20 minute periods. Our periods here at 15 minutes,” says Smith. “I don’t know how we did it but we came back with Bronze.”

According to Smith her team was nicknamed “All Nations — tough as nails,” while in Calgary.

Other sponsors the Attack want to thank for their support include Dreamcatchers and Bomb Energy Drink.

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