Jan 14, 2018
On Sunday afternoon, the Voyageurs women's hockey team extended their winning streak to five straight games with a 2-1 win over the Western Mustangs and are now in seventh spot in the OUA.
Ellery Veerman opened the scoring for the Voyageurs at 6:57 of the first period with her fifth goal in just six games this season. Natalie Lamarche and Marie-Pierre Pelissou assisted on Veerman's goal. Shanna Dolighan stopped all nine shots she faced in the period.
Western had the edge in the second period as they gained momentum off a few Voyageur penalties. Shailyn Waites was able to solve Dolighan at 11:01 of the second period to tie the contest.
Waites' goal was the only goal for either side in the period, despite Western outshooting the Vees 12-4.
The Voyageurs dug deep and regained their lead at 9:13 of the period courtesy of Jessica Davis' first OUA goal as she beat Carmen Lasis on an unassisted effort, giving the Vees a 2-1 lead.
The Voyageurs played sound defensively for the remainder of the third and were able to fend off any last minute attempts to tie the game by the Mustangs.
With their fifth win in a row, and now sitting in the playoff picture, the Voyageurs host York next weekend and will look to stay undefeated in 2018.