(WINDSOR, ON) – The Lancers finally earned their first win of the season Friday evening, as they went to double overtime to defeat the York Lions 3-2 at South Windsor Arena. They couldn’t sustain the momentum on Saturday as they fell to the Guelph Gryphons by a 7-0 drubbing.
Windsor is now 0-6-1-1 and occupy the bottom rung of the OUA ladder, a point behind Ryerson.
The Lions were first on the board despite a robust start by the Lancers. Windsor tied the score on a 2nd period goal by Jillian Rops, assisted by Hilary Hettwer.
The women then took the lead in the 3rd period when Krysten Lawrence banged in a rebound. But York drew even with just five minutes remaining to eventually send the game into overtime.
The Lancers thought they had won the game with a goal in the 1st OT period, but the tally was nullified when the York goalkeeper knocked the net off its moorings. Natalie Barrette would eventually pot the winner with 32 seconds remaining in the 2nd OT.
The Gryphons took a 1-0 lead into the 2nd period on Saturday and then built on it with three more goals before 40 minutes was completed. Regardless of some pressure by Windsor in the 3rd, Guelph found the net three more times to round out the scoring and preserving the shutout.
The women are back on the road next weekend for two games against the Queen’s Gaels in Kingston and UOIT Ridgebacks in Oshawa. Windsor starts a 4-game home stand on November 27 as Brock travels to town followed by the Queen’s return visit the next day.