Week 3 Review, Week 4 Preview.
Another great Sunday of lacrosse is in the books and the playoff picture is starting to take shape in this condensed season. With just 1 more week in the regular season to go (Sunday, September 29 at Oshawa’s Civic Fields), this is what we know: the games coming down the stretch are meaningful!
Orangeville sits on top of the standings with a record of 5-0-1 (11 pts) with a tie with KW in week 3 being the only blemish. The Generals have clinched a playoff spot and can lock up first place with a couple of points in week 4, but with both Oshawa (4-2, 8pts) and Milton (4-2, 8pts) on the docket on Sunday, it will be a playoff atmosphere already as they could drop in seeding if they don’t come out with any points in these games.
The newcomers Milton Chaos sit tied with the Oshawa Blue Knights in 2nd, but own the tie breaker with Oshawa based on their head-to-head GF/(GF+GA) formula. The Chaos have also clinched a play-off spot and could finish as high as 1st by beating Orangeville and getting a bit of help from OBK in their game against the Gennies.
The Oshawa Blue Knights currently sit 3rd in the standings and have also clinched a play-off spot. Although it is possible for them to finish the season as high as 1st, it will take a win in both of their games Sunday and a tie between Milton and Orangeville and a loss or tie for Milton in their 2nd game.
K-W United currently sit in 4th spot with a record of 1-4-1. KW can lock up a play-off spot with a win on either of their games or a tie with Hamilton. KW added a whole new perspective to the competitiveness of the teams this year when they came within seconds of handing Orangeville their first loss of the year, but settled for the tie.
The Hamilton Bengals sit in 5th place and are currently on the outside looking in as they continue to search for their first win of the season. The Bengals will need to start to find the back of the net and no better time to get hot then heading into the play-offs. The Bengals will need to beat KW and win or tie their 2nd game of the day and get some help from Oshawa (vs KW) in order them to have a shot at the post-season.
You can see the full schedule for Week 4 here and the current standings here. While you are at it, check out the photo gallery from the first 3 weeks of action here.
Here are the scores and stats from Week 3:
KW United (13) vs Orangeville Generals (13)
KW – Mitch Taylor (4G, 4A), Ethan Warden (5G, 1A), Shane Halliwell (2G, 3A), Carter TenEycke (1G), Tacoma Haley (1G), David Pavlinich (1A)
Orangeville – Tanner Buck (5G, 1A), Devon Dunkerley (3G, 1A), Brody Caskenette (1G, 2A), Landon Pater (1G), Nick Martino (1G), Evan Brake (1G), Quinten Merrifield (1G), Cade Barkely (1A), Jake Doolittle (1A), Cody Coulson (1A)
Oshawa Blue Knights (12) vs Hamilton Bengals (5)
OBK – Colton McNutt (5G), Aaron Thompson (3G, 1A), Parker Pipher (2G, 4A), Quinn Hyland (2G, 2A), Max McPherson (1A), Teagan Dempers (1A), Evan Hughes (1A)
Hamilton Bengals – Robbie Watkins (4G), Will Macleod (3A), Duncan carte (1G, 1A)
Milton Chaos (15) vs KW United (5)
Milton – Jackson Webster (3G, 2A), Julian Siragusa (3G, 1A), Zach Tarr (2G, 2A), Kyle Sterritt (2G, 1A), Chase Forsyth (1G, 1A), Evan Gray (1G), Travis Reibot (1G), Curtis Booth (1G), Forrest Bristol (1G), Nick Volkov (1A), Richard Imus (1A)
KW – Mitch Taylor (3G, 2A), Ethan Warden (2G, 1A)
Orangeville Generals (21) vs Hamilton Bengals (1)
Orangeville – Tanner Buck (5G, 4A), Noah Longshore (4G), Devon Dunkerley (3G, 2A), Brody Caskenette (2G, 1A), Teague Landers (2G), Landon Pater (1G, 1A), Noah Millsap (1G, 1A), Jake Doolittle (1G, 1A), Camden McGuire (1G, 1A), Quinten Merrifield (1G), Nick Martino (3A), Evan Brake (2A)
Hamilton – Robbie Watkins (1G), Will MacLeod (1A)
Oshawa Blue Knights (11) vs Milton Chaos (10)
OBK – Quinn Hyland (3G, 2A), Aaron Thompson (3G), Parker Pipher (2G, 4A), Colton McNutt (1G, 3A), Ben Smellie (1G, 1A), Max McPherson (1G, 1A)
Milton – Julian Siragusa (4G), Jackson Webster (3G, 2A), Zach Tarr (1G, 1A), Nick Volkov (1G), Forrest Bristol (1G), Curtis Booth (2A), Chase Forsythe (1A)
The schedule for the playoffs is completed and is as follows. All we need now is to finish off the regular season and slot in the teams.
Playoffs - Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Oshawa (Civic Fields). *revised to add 'B Finals'
Semi Final #1 - 9:30am: 1st vs 4th
Semi Final #2 - 11:15am: 2nd vs 3rd
B Finals - 2:00pm: L SF1 vs L SF2
A Finals - 3:45pm: W SF1 vs W SF2