Mustangs Knock Off Undefeated Rams
After a goaltending battle saw Western lose the previous night in a shootout 2-1 against the Brock Badgers, the women's hockey team went right back to work, facing the Ryerson Rams Saturday evening. The Rams came into Thompson Arena undefeated, looking to continue their winning ways as they had outscored their oppositions 11-5 heading into the contest. Former Mustang Kryshanda Green, led the Rams in scoring with 4 goals so far on teh season, matching up against St Mary's, Ontario's own April Clarke who had 2 goals so far for the home team.
The first period started with a clash of two very different styles of play, the Rams coming out with more of a speed game and the Mustangs countering with a body first style of hockey. This forced the Rams to dump and chase for most of the opening frame, leading to very minimal scoring chances. The Mustangs thought they had a go-ahead goal four minutes into the game, when Merrimack College transfer Beatrice Dufour dumped the puck in on net. The puck took a few awkward skips before beating Rams goalie Rachel Seeley, however it was on a delayed offside and called back by the officials. Later in the first stanza, the Mustangs fell into penalty trouble, only to be bailed out by timely shot blocks by Canadian Internation Hockey Academy product Evra Levesque, who single handedly killed momentum built up on the Rams power play.