Sandven Stands Tall In Goal


Rachel Chantler (22) watches as Ingrid Sandven makes on of 27 stops on the night against Queen’s, for a 1-0 Windsor victory.
Photo by John Skinner.

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Fresh off an offensive outburst against the Brock Badgers on Friday night, the Windsor Lancers played bar-the-door style defense, less than 24 hours later, when the 2nd place Queen’s Gales blew into town. As a result, the Blue and Gold (2-1-8-1) skated away with their second regulation win with a 1-0 victory over the visitors.

In goal for both games was 3rd year communications student Ingrid Sandven, of Bergen, Norway. As a result, Sandven was named female athlete of the week today.

Windsor's lone goal scorer, Shawna Lesperance, keeps tabs on the play during a game against Queen's on 28 November 2015. Lesperance's goal stood up as the winner in a 1-0 victory.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Windsor’s lone goal scorer, Shawna Lesperance, keeps tabs on the play during a game against Queen’s on 28 November 2015. Lesperance’s goal stood up as the winner in a 1-0 victory.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Saturday, Shawna Lesperance notched her 6th goal of the season, from Krystin Lawrence and Sloan Kudrinko, at 4:03 of the 1st period. After that it was up to Sandven to keep kicking the Queen’s attack away from the net.

That meant being especially vigilant during four shorthanded stints with a Lancer in the sin bin, including a Natalie Barrette tripping call with just over 3 minutes left to play. Sandven stood tall for all 27 Queen’s shots in the night to preserve the shutout.

The Lancers now have 9 points on the year with half the season gone. Currently 9 points out of the final playoff spot, it is not unreasonable to believe Windsor could get in, based on their play from this weekend.

The women will be back in action on January 9 when UOIT (3-1-7-1) come to town. It’ll be an afternoon match with the puck dropping at 4:00 pm.


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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