May 28, 2006
The Stingers have improved a great deal since the Rams Junior Ladies played
them although the score of 12-2 does show it. The Rams Junior Ladies are looking forward to
playing them again in the future.
May 26, 2006
The Rams lost their second game of the year to the Red Deer Riot. Although
penalties abound on both sides, the tone of the game was upbeat and free from the pale mauve
femiinine hostility which can put a definite edge to the proceedings. What captured the Rams
Junior Ladies attention, and what was the source of much discussion, was watching the "Harold
Albrecht School of Coaching," from the Red Deer bench (ie quit your bi**hing and play.) All the girls
were quite horrified at the succinct manner in which Harold dealt with his players. As the game
proceeded, however, the Rams Ladies opinion of Mr. ALbrecht began to change. At the end of the
game they allowed that, actually, although all coaches counsel their players from the bench
during the game, the only difference is that they do it in a more refined manner. We look forward
to playing the Riot again as the teams are fairly equal in talent.
May 18, 06
chippy play of the fledgling Warrior team was not enough to beat
the Rams Junior Ladies who won handily by a score of 7-1. Melissa
Ayotte scored two nice goals, affiliate Melissa McHale also scored
two beauty goals. Kate Engel worked it hard to score two goals
at the end of the game and Janelle Reid, with what is sure
to become a famous side arm shot, also scored. A big thanks
to affilitates Jennifer Lissey, Melissa McHale and Sarah Forbes
for 'puttin on the foils, coach' and coming out to play for
us. Our girls now have a 3/1/1 record...and counting.
May 13, 06
The Junior Ladies Rams acquitted themselves with undiminished
in their late Saturday afternoon game against the surly and verbally
Silvertips and managed to eke out a tying goal
in the absolute dying seconds of the game. Literally half the
team is out
with injuries. I once again
thank affiliate Erin Davidson for giving up her weekend to get
roughed up! Thank you!
May 14, 06
The Rams Junior Ladies limped through a more sedate game on Sunday
The Stingers played hard and as well as a new team can. We are
all hoping the
injured girls will soon be able to join the team.
May 2, 2006
The Junior Rams Ladies lacrosse team crushed the Junior Warrior
Ladies in more ways than one tonight in their season opener at
Akinsdale Arena. The Rams Ladies won by a score of 12-2. Keeping
the play in the Warrior's end for most of the game, the Rams
aggressively pursued scoring goals.
As this was their first game playing together as a team in a
league game, the Rams looked somewhat rusty at times. What they
lacked in finesse they made up for in unfettered agression, which
in turn garnered them eleven penalties.
When asked what she thought of the game, Shannon Davidson said
it was very exciting to start the season off with a 12-2 win.
She praised the less experienced players on the team and said
it was obvious they would only get better with time.
When asked, Brianne Tetz said she very much enjoyed playing
the first game. She thought it was a hard fought agressive game
which suits her style of play. She also praised the new girls
on the team saying they fought hard and were not afraid to get
the ball and run.
Heather Thompson started out the season well getting a hat trick.
Kate Engel and Janelle Reid each scored two goals. Shannon Davidson,
Brianne Tetz, Megan Lauer, Allison Boutillier and Debra-Ann Wash
rounded out the scoring.
The Rams Ladies look forward to kicking more lacrosse butt this
A few changes will challenge the Rams Ladies team this season.
A new expansion team, the Edmonton Warriors, plucked some players
from last year's team, however, it has also opened up space for
some newcomers to the game of lacrosse that are picking up the
Coach Tom Engel has come over from the Edmonton Warriors organization.
He has brought in Geoff Wright from the Spruce Grove Slash as
an Assistant Coach to bring his knowledge of the game to the