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Warriors And Colts To Face Off For District Title

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/22/2013

After making a run to the Division III state title game last year, Ontario made the jump to D-2 this season and got their postseason off to a good start Tuesday night.

The Lady Warriors outclassed Norwalk 6-2, coming out strong against a team they very easily could have overlooked.

Ontario head coach Larry Atkinson says he stressed to his team all week in practice not to take the Lady Truckers lightly because anything can happen on a given night. Atkinson says he was pleased with the way his team took care of business, turning up the heat after a slow start.

Ontario took the lead at 24:43 in the first half on an Olivia Shaver goal. Junior forward Abbey Brokaw then proceeded to put three straight in the net for a 4-0 lead, all coming in the first half.

"It felt pretty good. I like to score." Brokaw says of her hat-trick. She also gave a lot of praise to her teammates for creating her scoring opportunities, saying, "It starts from back and moves up."

One of Brokaw's goals came from an assist by senior Jayde Niss, who started a number of Lady Warriors runs in the first half. Niss says she tries to get the ball deep into enemy territory then tries to "get it inside" for her teammates to finish.

Ontario would tack on two more goals in the second half to make it 6-0 before clearing out the bench and coasting to a 6-2 victory. The Lady Warriors will now advance to the district championship where they'll find familiar foe Clear Fork.

The Lady Colts knocked off Clyde 6-0 in their semi-final matchup and also beat Ontario in their regular season finale 1-0 just last week. The loss was only the second of the season for the 13-2-2 Lady Warriors, who say they're very excited to get a second shot at Clear Fork.

"We want them bad." Niss says. "We're gonna just do our best and leave everything on the field."

Brokaw agreed that the team was hoping to get the Lady Colts and feels "like we're gonna do really good against them."

Atkinson says he has a lot of respect for Clear Fork and there is no animosity between the programs. Adding that, "It's gonna be a very good match to watch and whoever wins is gonna represent this area very well."

Ontario will face off with the Lady Colts (12-4) for a D II district title Saturday at 1 p.m. at Ashland Community Stadium.

   
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