Women's hockey team continues to dominate with weekend sweep
November 15, 2006
Source: Wilfrid Laurier University
Laurier picks up 4-2 and 3-2 wins to make record 8-1
Posted by Ari Grossman (Sports Information Coordinator)
WATERLOO – The Golden Hawk women’s hockey team had another 2-0 weekend. This time the Hawks defeated the (3-3) York Lions 4-2 and the (3-4) Brock Badgers 3-2. The team is now 8-1 on the season and still ranked at the number-three position in the country.
Last time the team faced York, they were handed their only loss of the 2006 campaign in a 2-1 decision.
In Toronto, the Hawks’ opened scoring with a goal by athlete of the week Ashley McMillan. The second year forward picked up her first of what would be a two-goal weekend. Early in the second Fiona Aiston put one by York goalie Melanie Quinn. Defenseman Jessica Judges picked up her second goal of the year (a new personal best) to make the score 3-0. The Lions would bring it within two with a power-play marker late in the second.
Lion Autumn Mills scored an unassisted goal 8 minutes into the third and then Fiona Aiston netted her second on the evening in a power-play situation to finish off scoring at 4-2.
Morgan Wielgosz made the start in net for the purple-and-gold and stopped 11 of 13 shots on net. Quinn was faced with 29 in the game – stopping 25.
On Sunday the Hawks traveled to St. Catharines to face the Badgers. This game would be interesting as it would take three-minutes of overtime for the Hawks to come out with the win.
The Badgers opened scoring five minutes into the game but the Hawks’ responded with two in a row. Once again McMillan started off the team scoring and team captain Laurissa Kenworthy netted the second. Brock tied up the game midway through the second with a power-play marker. Andrea Bevan netted the game winner 3:48 into the overtime period on a power-play situation. Lana Norris was called for a high stick and the Hawks special teams finished it off with the four-on-three situation.
The Hawks next play at home against the Guelph Gryphons on Sunday at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.