Lawrence Leads Lancers To 4 Points

Shalapata-Header(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Lancers split their weekend OUA hockey games beginning with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Laurier Golden Hawks Friday night at South Windsor Arena. The women turned things around the following evening when they edged out the Waterloo Warriors 3-2, also at home.

Shawna Lesperance got the Lancers on the board with a power play goal, from captain Jillian Rops and Natalie Barrette, at 8:18 of the 1st period against the Hawks. The teams retired to there dressing rooms at the intermission with Windsor ahead 2-0 after Reagan Kaufman and Sloan Kudrinko set up Krystin Lawrence for her 4th goal of the season.

Shawna Lesperance (16) is congratulated by her team mates after opening the scoring against the Laurier Golden Hawks on 28 October 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Shawna Lesperance (16) is congratulated by her team mates after opening the scoring against the Laurier Golden Hawks on 28 October 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

Julia Talman broke the goose egg for Laurier half way through the 2nd period, but less than a minute later, Lawrence, assisted by Kaufman and Barrette, restored Windsor’s 2-goal lead.

The Lancers ran into penalty problems resulting in Emily Woodhouse and Danielle Wark tied the game on the power play and forcing the game into overtime.

The fans anticipated a Windsor victory when Laurier took an interference penalty just 39 seconds into the OT period. With only a second remaining in Jaden Head’s banishment, Aynsley Harrison beat Windsor’s Morgan Farrow with the game-winning goal to take two points for the Hawks.

Farrow faced 32 shots in goal for the Lancers.

Lancers captain Jillian Rops watches Meredith Goldhawk battle in front of the Laurier goal on 28 October 2016. Windsor picked up a single point as they lost 4-3 in overtime to the hawks.Photo by John Skinner.

Lancers captain Jillian Rops watches Meredith Goldhawk battle in front of the Laurier goal on 28 October 2016. Windsor picked up a single point as they lost 4-3 in overtime to the hawks.
Photo by John Skinner.

Saturday night saw the Lancers and Warriors skated to a scoreless draw after 20 minutes. Lawrence broke the deadlock at 3:57 of the 2nd on an unassisted power play goal. Michelle Tanel and Marissa Redmond put Waterloo in front by the halfway point of the game, but Rops, again unassisted, drew the Lances even before the end of 40 minutes.

Kennedy Snively scored her first goal as a Lancer at 8:15 of the 3rd frame, with helpers to Ashley Maitre and Gina Davis. Snively’s tally held up as the winner as Farrow kicked out 19 shots for the win.

The women are on the road in the GTA for games against the Ryerson Rams and the Toronto Varsity Blues this weekend. The next home game will be November 12 when York comes to town. The puck drop is at 4:00pm.

Lauren Webber has trouble with a shot from Krystin Lawrence on 28 October 2016.Photo by John Skinner.

Lauren Webber has trouble with a shot from Krystin Lawrence on 28 October 2016.
Photo by John Skinner.

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