Oct 28, 2018
The Voyageurs women's hockey team concluded the weekend on Sunday against the Waterloo Warriors in a close and intense match.
The Warriors finished the 2017-2018 season with a final regular season game against Laurentian which ended in a 2-0 win for the Warriors, eliminating the Voyageurs from the playoffs. Obviously this left a sour taste in the Vees mouth and they had the opportunity to exact some revenge on Sunday.
The Warriors came out on top as they struck both first and second on the scoring column in the game as they came out hot in the offensive game. Taytum Clairmont would be credited with the first goal of the game and the first to solve the Voyageurs' Karen Collins. Just two minutes later Dollee Meigs was able to score another one giving the Warriors two unanswered goals to close out the first period.
The second period gave Laurentian many scoring opportunities but they were unable to capitalize on a chance as the Warriors Alysha Letwin turned all pucks away. On the Warriors side, Emma Pye beat Karen Collins for yet another unanswered goal giving Waterloo a three goal lead late in the second period. Not wanting to head to the room down three, Carley Olivier stepped up late in the period for the Voyageurs, coming in off the blue line to bury the Taylor Weber feed from behind the net for her first OUA goal and send the teams to the dressing rooms with a 3-1 scoreline.
The third period was a full fledged offensive attack from the Voyageurs in a last ditch effort for the Voyageurs. Olivier scored her second of the game with just over a minute remaining in the game as she fired home the Annie Sheridan rebound.
Despite an all out push in the final minute, Letwin stood tall and the Voyageurs would fall by a 3-2 scoreline.
The Voyageurs will look to get back into the win column on Friday, November 2nd, when they visit the Nipissing Lakers in a 705 Challenge Cup game.