Lavallee's shootout winner puts Badgers past Warriors
Waterloo, Ont - Ann Lavallee (Burlington, ON), not typically
recognized for her scoring, notched the winning goal in a shootout,
as the Badgers' Women's Hockey got past the University of Waterloo
Warriors 3-2 on Saturday.
The Warriors used an extremely aggresive and physical game to counteract the speed of the visiting Badgers, however, in the end the strong play of goaltender Beth Clause (Hamilton, ON) and the Badger offensive attack came through.
Kelly Walker (Brampton, ON) opened the scoring late in the second period with her team-leading ninth goal of the season. Courtney Sutherland (Mount Forest, ON) and Kristy Ashton (Port Perry, ON) picked up assists.
The hometown Warriors tied the game on a power-play with only one second remaining in the second period. They then maintained the momentum into a 2-1 lead halfway through the final frame.
Freshman Kristen Dewsbury (Oshawa, ON) beat Warrior goaltender Erica Bridgewater for her second goal of the season to tie the score with only eight minutes remaining in the game, Emily Hooper (Hamilton, ON) and Shannon McLeod (Port Dover, ON) picked up assists.
The 5 minute overtime period solved nothing, opening the door for Lavallee's game-winning goal in the shootout.
Clause had another strong outing in net, as she turned away 32 Warrior attempts for her 11th win.
The Badgers are back on the ice tomorrow, as they jump over to the Wilfrid Laurier Campus to take on the No.2 ranked Golden Hawks at 3:00 PM. They return home on Friday evening to host the Windsor Lancers at the Seymour-Hannah Centre at 7:30.
2. BRO Walker, (9) (Sutherland, Ashton), 5:25
2. WAT McCorquodale, (2) (MacLean, Brydges), 19:59 (PP)
3. WAT Bryson, (7) (Endicott, MacLean), 9:08 (PP)
3. BRO Dewsbury, (2) (McLeod, Hooper), 12:04
SO. BRO Lavallee, (1) , 0:00
BROCK: Clause (32 saves, W)
Waterloo: Bridgewater (15 saves, L)