Lancers Shake The Monkey

during the York at Windsor OUA women's hockey game in Windsor, ON, on 13 Nov. 2015. Copyright Ian Shalapata. 2015. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

A shot by Natalie Barrette proves to be the overtime winner as it squeaks high past Megan Lee during the York Lions at Windsor Lancers OUA women’s hockey game in Windsor, ON, on 13 Nov. 2015.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(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.

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Stephanie Dovaston (9) fires the puck toward Ingrid Sandven in the Lancer goal, but the Windsor goalkeeper would be equal to the task. Windsor defeated York in double overtime, 3-2, for their first win of the season.
Photo by John Skinner.

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.

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Krysten Bortolotti (24) is hooked by a Guelph player during action at South Windsor Arena on Saturday. The Gryphons would skate away with a 7-0 victory.
Photo by John Skinner.

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.

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Valerie Lamenta back-stopped Guelph to a 7-0 victory over the Windsor Lancers.
Photo by John Skinner.

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.

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Amy Locke (14) tries to tip a shot past Ingrid Sandven.
Photo by John Skinner.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata