Sunday 10 January 2010

Tommies trim Tigers

St. Thomas exacted a little revenge this afternoon beating the Dalhousie Tigers 2 to 1 in Halfiax. The same score as October 17th, when the Tigers beat STU. With the win, STU moves one point ahead of Dalhousie for third in the AUS standings.

With an unexpected shorter than normal bench, the Tommies were up against it from the start but caught a lucky break in the first. Andrea Fisher, fresh out of the penalty box, got a breakaway - blowing past two defenders - and scored high blocker side at 8:40 unassisted.

The second period saw the Tigers tie the score at ones when Rachel Cox pushed the puck by Kristin Wolfe on a goal mouth scramble at 12:04. Dalhousie had a strong period outshooting STU 10 - 3.

With only 4 Ladies on defense today the third period started to take its toll. The Tigers pressured for much of the period but were unable to get the puck past a resilient Wolfe. The tide changed when Dalhousie took a holding the stick penalty with 6:10 to go. The Tommies capitalized at 15:19 on the PP when Courtney Fox blasted a point shot past Emelie Ederfors with assists to Bernier and Blackmore. Dalhousie was awarded a powerplay with less than 2 minutes remaining but the PK held strong and went 5 for 5 on the night.

Kayla Blackmore was back in line-up playing special teams to begin the game but started getting a regular shift in the 2nd period. She was awarded the player of the game and I think everyone is glad to have her back.

Kristin Wolfe gets the win facing 26 shots, while STU fired 16 the other way. For game photos please check out Richard Lafortune's game shots here.

The Tommies are back home next weekend facing off against Saint Mary's on Saturday and the Tigers on Sunday. Both games are afternoon starts.

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