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Laurier: 6 Windsor: 1

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WATERLOO - The Golden Hawks finally ended their offensive drought with a convincing 6-1 victory. With the win the Women’s Hockey team now hold a 17-2-1-0 record with four regular season games remaining.

The Hawks got on the board quickly in the first as Lyndsey Parissenti crashed the net and was able to flip the puck past Lancers goaltender Katie Clubb two minutes into the period for the early 1-0 lead. The Lancers would answer back later in the frame, as former Golden Hawk defensive stalwart Alison Goodman stole the puck and skated alone on the breakaway and would go high, glove side on Hawks netminder Kirsten Trost to knot the game at 1-1. The Hawks could have easily taken the lead into the first period but Clubb made two excellent glove saves to deny the Hawks and keep the game tied.

The Women would continue to buzz early in the second period, but could not capitalize on their scoring chances. Laurier would then get into penalty trouble as it would be a parade to the penalty box for the majority of the period. After killing a two-man disadvantage, Lauren Barch shook off a Lancer defender, corralled the puck and made a great spin move on her back hand to beat Clubb five-hole, as the Hawks took back the lead. The Hawks would add another with 35 seconds remaining in the period ended as they gained the Lancers zone and Diana Cicchillio took the feed from Fiona Aiston and fired the one-timer past Clubb to extend the lead to 3-1.

The Hawks pulled away in the third period. On a beautiful passing play, Laurissa Kenworthy made a precise cross ice pass to Andrea Ironside who was on the doorstep to chip it past Clubb on the blocker side to extend the lead to 4-1. Laurier would continue to put on the pressure as a backhander from Jennifer Heslin found its way past Clubb to make it 5-1. The rout was officially on as Ironside struck again for her second of the night for a 6-1 Golden Hawk lead.

The story of the game was the line of Kenworthy, Barch, and Ironside. Ironside finished with two goals, Barch had a goal and two assists and Kenworthy had two assists.

Head Coach RICK OSBORNE commented on the offensive output in the victory; "We had two practices this week and we worked on a lot of players opening up, one-timing, quick releases, crashing the net. I loved the goal Ironside scored tonight when Kenworthy drove wide, because that’s our game. Every one of our lines can do that and it’s a tough play for a goalie to handle."

Up next for the Women’s Hockey team is the Western Mustangs Sunday night at 7:30 PM.
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