Laurier: 4 Waterloo: 1
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WATERLOO, Ont. – Lauren Barch
(Burlington, Ont.) notched the 100th point of her career as the #3 nationally ranked Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the Waterloo Warriors 4-1 at Columbia Ice Fields in the first game of a home and home series.
Assistant Coach Jim Rayburn
filled in for Head Coach RICK OSBORNE
during the match as Osborne was serving a one game suspension.
The Lady Hawks continued the fierce rivalry between the two teams by scoring first on the power play. Andrea Ironside
(Collingwood, Ont.) beat Erica Bridgewater (Georgetown, Ont.) while Jessica Tracey (Woodsless, Ont.) sat in the box serving a hooking penalty. There were a total of 18 minutes of penalties handed out in the period, preventing either team from getting into the flow of the game.
Both teams settled down in the second period to each work on developing their scoring opportunities. The Golden Hawks struck again, as Lauren Barch
scored, earning the 100th point of her career. Only two other Lady Hawks have hit the 100 point mark in their careers. The Warriors spoiled Liz Knox
’s (Stouffville, Ont.) shutout opportunity at 16:08 in the period, with Jessica Tracey scoring an unassisted power play goal to avenge the one scored against while she was in the box.
Laurier took control of the game in third period, outshooting their opponents 11-4 and outscoring them 2-0. Alicia Martin
(Etokicoke, Ont.) picked up her fourth of the season from Abby Rainsberry
(Petrolia, Ont.) and Kaley Powers
(Kingston, Ont.) scored her tenth to give the visitors a three nothing lead.
Waterloo’s Erica Bridgewater faced 36 shots in the game and stopped 32 for the loss, while Laurier’s Liz Knox
saw 26 and saved 25 for the win.
Both teams scored once with the man-advantage. Laurier had six power play opportunities while the Warriors had nine.
Laurier will be in action again on their home ice on Sunday, January 25th as game two of the home and home series goes. The puck will drop at 7:30 p.m.