Brock women's hockey drops 5-4 decision to No. 10 Gryphons
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University women's hockey team (3-13-1 OUA) dropped a 5-4 decision to the No. 10 ranked Guelph Gryphons (13-3-2 OUA) Sunday afternoon at the Seymour-Hannah Centre.
Guelph opened the scoring two minutes into the first period as Jenna Lanzarotta and Kaitlyn Mora setup Tamara Bell for her seventh goal of the season.
Brock would even the score 1-1 at the 15:17 mark of the first period, as junior Jessica Fickel (Fort Erie, Ont.) added a powerplay marker. Junior Leigh Vanderveen (NOTL, Ont.) and freshman Sarah Dolden (Brampton, Ont.) added the assists.
The Gryphons would add two more goals before the end of the first period with markers from Kandace Charbonneau and Christine Grant to take a 3-1 lead.
Three minutes into the second period, the Badgers would cut the lead to one on the powerplay, as Fickel setup junior Kaitie Phelan (Kitchener, Ont.) for her first career goal.
Guelph would regain their two goal lead 1:22 into the third period when Amanda Parkins beat Brock sophomore goaltender Emily Kelly (Port Elgin, Ont.) for her 14th goal of the season.
One minute later, Brock would make it 4-3. Phelan and Fickel setup Dolden for her second goal of the season.
Mora would give the Gryphons a 5-3 lead at 8:12 on the powerplay, recording her sixth goal of the campaign.
Dolden would add her second goal of the game and third point at 12:23 with the man-advantage, putting it past Guelph goaltender Brooke Siddall. Senior Maja Samborski (Toronto, Ont.) and Fickel added the assists.
Fickel finished the game with a four-point performance adding one goal and three assists. In the Brock record books she moves into 6th all-time in career assists surpassing Heather Allen (2001-05) with 36 assists and counting.
In goal, Kelly recorded 26 saves in the loss. Siddall registered 13 saves for her 12th win of the season.