SIX NATIONS — Defending Ontario Provincial ‘A’ Champions, the Six Nations Intermediate Girls Box Lacrosse team hit the floor at the Gaylord Powless Arena on Monday night to take on the Simcoe Timber Wolves, a new intermediate level team.
Although the loss of veterans and some shaky new legs has changed the Warriors, their first period was fast-paced and focused.
Fawn Porter scored with a slide across the crease five minutes in, assisted by Leeah Henhawk and Mia Martin. One minute later rookie Maggie Spratt Mall buried with passes from Kenley Jacobs and Shelby Hill. Timmia Bomberry put another in the net three minutes later with a set up from Kaylee Whitlow. While Tyra Skye and Tianna Bomberry scored within minutes of each other to close the first period
The second period seemed slower as the Warriors turned their focus to ball movement and cycling rather than scoring. But five minutes in Timmia Bomberry scored her second from Spratt Mall and Porter. While Leeah Henhawk scored with a quick pass from behind the crease from Fawn Porter and Timmia Bomberry with three minutes left in the period.
As the third period began, it was evident that the Warriors were taking their time and pulling off on the Timber Wolves. Their focus turned to trying to feed the newer players so that they could try to score and boost their stats.
But only one goal went in in the third period for the Warriors. The shot was taken by Dallas Lickers, whose shaft and head separated at the same time but sent the ball into the net four minutes in to the period.
With the Warriors going easy on them, the Timber Wolves were able to return one goal with a pass from their goalie Brooke Hache to Jenna Durham with a break away.
The game finalized with the Warriors on top 8-1.