(WINDSOR, ON) – Led by Candice Cheavlier’s impressive four goal weekend, the Lancer women’s hockey team swept a pair of games at home against the Guelph Gryphons and Brock Badgers.
With the victories, the Lancers are now 3-1 on the season and are in a four way tie for second place in OUA standings after two weeks of play.
In Saturday’s 3-1 win over Guelph, the Lancers dominated the first period as they built a 2-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.
Captain Alyssa Baldin scored her first of the season to give the Lancers a 1-0 lead midway through the period, while five minutes later at 14:14, Krysten Bortolotti was set up by Lindsay Hoogstaten and Bree Polci.
The Lancers were handed a number of penalties throughout the second and third periods, resulting in a Guelph power play goal at 15:57 of the second period.
In the third, Chevalier scored her first of the weekend at 6:10 of the final frame to secure the Lancer win.
Goaltender Karlyle Robinson made 23 saves in net for the Lancers.
Sunday’s affair against Brock was an intense battle that saw five goals in the first period alone, as Windsor defeated the visiting Badgers 5-3.
The Badgers came out firing, scoring two goals in the first three minutes of the contest to take an early 2-0 lead.
Not letting that stop them, the Lancers fired off three goals of their own over the rest of the period to hold a 3-2 lead at the break.
Chevalier scored two goals just two and a half minutes apart to bring the Lancers back into the game and tie the score, while Hoogstraten scored her second of the weekend to give Windsor the lead.
The Badgers didn’t slow down as they tied the game at 3:49 of the second period.
At 6:10 of the second period, Chevalier solidified her hat-trick as she once again gave the Lancers the edge on the scoreboard.
Rookie Natalie Barrette then scored her first OUA at 17:35 of the period to put the Lancers up by two heading into the third period.
The final frame was relatively tame compared to the previous two periods, as neither team was able to put the puck past either goaltenders.
Robinson had another great game in net for Windsor as making 26 saves for the win.
The Lancers will now travel to Toronto next weekend to take on the Varsity Blues on Saturday afternoon, and the Ryerson Rams on Sunday.