Losing Streak Ends
Women’s Hockey Win Goaltender Duel and First Game Since October
Concordia 2 Carleton 1
It took them six games, 65 minutes and four different shooters, but at long last the Concordia women’s hockey team won a game, throwing everything they had at the Carleton Ravens to defeat them 2-1 Friday night.
The game started in Concordia’s favour when Stingers’ centre Alyssa Sherrard scored a power play goal following a Carleton penalty that saw Victoria Gouge take a high sticking call.
But the Ravens made up for that one late in the second when Sadie Wegner connected on a pass from Gouge, tipping it past Stingers goalie Carolanne Lavoi-Pilon to tie the game at a goal apiece.
The rest of the game could be defined as a goaltender’s duel, as no one was able to solve either Carleton goalie Eri Kiribuchi, who stopped 32 of the 33 shots she faced, or Lavoi-Pilon, who made 19 saves.
The Stingers certainly had their chances. In the third period, Concordia had 12 shots on goal, including a Hayley Boyd breakaway and a four-minute power play, but failed to capitalize on anything.
The Ravens equally struggled, getting only a shot on net in overtime but coming up empty handed, sending the game into a shootout.
Luckily both teams were able to make some ground as both Stingers right winger Erin Lally and Ravens forward Sydnie MacDonald each scored to open the shootout at 1-1. But then the following two shooters from both sides had the door shut on them by the goalies.
It would take the Stingers until their fourth attacker before they were able to get a result. Fortunately, Emilie Bocchia was able to beat Kiribuchi to secure the Stingers’ first win since October 27, when they defeated the Ottawa Gee Gees on the road in a 4-3 shootout victory, and only their second on the season.
After Friday’s victory over Carlton, the Stingers were hung out to dry on Sunday, losing 9-1 in a drubbing by the Université de Montréal Carabins.
The Stingers get another crack at the Gee Gees this Saturday in their last game before the holiday break. The puck drops at 2:00 p.m.at the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex.
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