After the excitement of Tuesday’s fixtures, the girls had the chance to have a bit of down time at Canada’s Wonderland enjoying some of Canada’s biggest rollercoasters and the water park. The sheer exhaustion and excitement of the day kicked in and they boarded the bus for the long journey to Ottawa for a quick stop over stay.
Fast forward 9 hours and the girls boarded their coach again and headed off to Montreal where they spent the afternoon exploring the city (including the port and McGill University), trying some local food and absorbing the culture. In the evening, there was a lovely team meal organised at local restaurant enjoying a great choice of food and the chef’s special dessert, which was enjoyed by all.
At the Westmount Lynx Lacrosse Club coaches Synge, Buluwela and Muddiman put the girls through their paces in defence and attack game style drills, in preparation for their games on Saturday. After the session, the girls piled onto the bus and headed to the manmade Jean-Dore Beach near the port of Montreal to chill out, take a dip in the lake and take on Aquazilla, an inflatable obstacle course. In the evening, they dined al fresco eating tacos and sides at Montreal Jazz Festival, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the live music, especially from Scratch-o-phone Orchestra, who had the girls mesmerised during their set.
After a good sleep, the girls headed to Westmount Lynx Lacrosse Club, where they played team North America in two thrilling matches. The U16’s kicked off the action, with an 11-4 win over their opponents, with Liv M and Liv A proving top goal scorers again in the game. In the U18 match, the girls proved tough competition for their opposition, storming to a 10-0 win. Top goals scores were Zara W, Jules R and Kai H. Notable performances were Jess A in the midfield who picked up and drove forward with any ball that came to her stick and Honor C-B who was exceptional in goal. In the seniors, Louisa L and Elise E made some outstanding drives when on the ball, finishing off with great passes to their team mates in the fan. The teams enjoyed a lovely bbq with their opposition teammates, exchanging stories and lacrosse tales. The girls then jumped on a bus and made the journey back to Ottowa in preparation for their white-water rafting in the morning.
Read more about the trip here.