Upper Canada College’s varsity lacrosse team finished fifth at the AAA/AAAA Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) lacrosse championship on June 6.
With a depleted roster, the Blues worked hard throughout the tournament and battled for every win.
They started the tournament on June 4, with a 10-1 victory over Huntsville High School. Both the offence and defence were firing on all cylinders as they handled their first opponent with relative ease.
Thursday’s games proved to be more challenging as the Blues struggled to get the offence going. Their first game was against St. Thomas Aquinas and, while the Blues looked like the stronger team for most of the game, the score remained tight. The final score was 7-5 for UCC.
The Blues faced Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School from Mississauga In the second game of the day. The Blues fought hard but, without their regular draw man, gave up possession on the vast majority of faceoffs. This forced the Blues to battle for possession before being able to mount their offence. The final score was a disappointing 8-4 in favour of Holy Trinity. This loss took the boys out of medal contention and meant that the best result they could achieve was fifth place.
Coach Max Perren was pleased with the team’s effort on the tournament’s third day, as it beat Christ the King Secondary School 6-3 and Mount Carmel 7-5 to capture the fifth spot.
Congratulations to Perren and the team for overcoming difficult circumstances and finishing the season on a high note. UCC looks forward to hosting this OFSAA event next year.