Laurier: 2 Queen's: 2
WATERLOO – The women’s hockey team picked up three of four points in the last two games tying the Queen’s Golden Gaels at twos and defeating the Waterloo Warriors 5-1.
The win and tie make it an-undefeated 2007 in the regular season and eight games since their last regular season loss.
Against Queen’s on Friday night, the Gaels got up to a two nothing lead in the first period despite being out-shot by the Hawks 20-7. The first goal of the evening was on the power-play and less then five-minutes later the second was put by goalie Liz Knox
36 seconds into the second period veteran Lauren Meschino
picked up her fourth goal of the season. Captain Laurissa Kenworthy
netted the game-tying goal midway through the third.
Knox faced a total of 30 shots while Queen’s net minder Katie Boyd was on her game stopping 46 of 48 shots on net.
"I’m really pleased to see our team being led by veterans and our goalies," said RICK OSBORNE
, head coach of the Golden Hawks. "Kenworthy, Meschino, Ironside and Barch as well of the goalies have all been on fire right from the get-go."
The following afternoon the Hawks traveled to Columbia Ice Fields to compete in what would be one of three games against the Waterloo Warriors that day for Golden Hawk athletics.
, one of the three Hawks leading the OUA in scoring, netted the first of the eventual five in the game. She would also get the final goal. Andrea Bevan
scored on the penalty shot to make it a league-leading 10 goals this season for the defender. Laurissa Kenworthy
came up with the other two in the match.
Waterloo scored their only goal of the game in the second period but were fighting back throughout the game having multiple scoring opportunities stopped by the purple-and-gold.
"Waterloo was ready for us but we were a step quicker on everything we did," commented Osborne on the cross-town rivals.
In net for the Hawks this time around was Morgan Wielgosz
. She stopped 20 of 21 shots on net while Waterloo’s Alexis Huber was faced with 31 shots in the game.
The Hawks now travel to Toronto to face the York Lions (4-13-1) on Saturday. York is one of the two teams that has handed Laurier a loss – back on October 29th a 2-1 decision. The next home game is on Sunday, February 4th at 7:30 p.m. against the Brock Badgers (6-6-3-1).