(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers picked up a full three points after beating Brock Badgers 5-1 for their first regulation time win in OUA women’s hockey this season. The victory propelled Windsor past the Ryerson Rams and into 12th place overall. They now trail Brock and UOIT by six points.
Erinn Noseworthy got the Lancers on the scoreboard first at 5:32 of the first period, with her third goal of the year. The tally came with a Badger in the penalty box and was assisted by Natalie Barrette. The lead lasted just over six minutes until Christina Ieradi drew Brock even, helped by Kimberly Brown.
The two teams returned to the ice for the second period with the score tied at 1 apiece. It didn’t take long, however, for Krystin Lawrence to put Windsor back into the lead with her fifth, this time from Noseworthy and Shawna Lesperance. Not to be outdone, Lesperance notched her fifth, less than 30 seconds later, to bulge the Lancers lead to two goals. Noseworthy was credited with her third point of the game while the other helper went to Lawrence.
Despite some chances on two subsequent power plays, Windsor couldn’t build on their lead before the end of 40 minutes and the teams went to the dressing room with the Lancers leading 3-1.
After an early power play was killed by Brock, Lawrence fired home a shot from the top of the slot for her second on the night, and sixth of the season, set up this time by Rachel Chantler. The goal all but took Brock out of the game and they responded with two undisciplined infractions.
When captain Jillian Rops potted an empty-netter with almost three minutes remaining, from Barrette, the die was cast.
Windsor played a well-managed game, assessed just three penalties while Brock was sentenced six times for 12 minutes.
Lancers goaltender Ingrid Sandven kicked out 19 shots to preserve the win for Windsor.
The women are back in action this afternoon when they host Queen’s Gaels at South Windsor Arena. The puck drops at 4:00 pm.