Saturday 21 January 2012

Tommies take down X-Women

Katie Brewster and Erin MacIsaac congratulate Cassidy
McTaggart on her bullet goal in the first period.
Courtesy Dylan Buell
The bigger they are the harder they fall and today the Lady Tommies took down the heavy weight St-FX X-Women 4 to 1.  St-FX started the day in first place but because of their loss to STU and Moncton's win versus Dalhousie, they sit in second place now while St. Thomas leap frogs Mount Allison for fourth.

The Tommies came out hard in the first period and their effort was rewarded at 8:56 when Cassidy McTaggart (Scott) rushed down the right wing and fired a bullet past the X keeper.  Less than 2 minutes later at 10:49 Brianne Bohn tried to centre a pass from the side of the net but the puck had eyes and found its way behind the X goalie into the back of the net to make it 2 - 0.  St. Thomas would take this lead into the second period.

The middle frame was scoreless but the X-Women pushed hard to get back in the game outshooting the Tommies 16 - 5.  Julia Sharun played an excellent game and held the fort during the barrage of shots.

The third was no different with X looking to get back in the game.  They would cut the lead in half 1:58 into the final period but STU answered right back 28 seconds later at 2:26 when Jordan Miller scored unassisted.  X had several power plays in the period but Sharun et al. were up to the task.  With under a minute to play Kayla Blackmore (McTaggart) would get a partial break on a PP and salt the game away to make the final 4 to 1.

Final shots were 43 - 16 for St-FX and Julia Sharun was first star of the game.  The Tommies are back at it tomorrow afternoon versus the Dalhousie Tigers, 2 PM at the LBR.

In men's action tonight from Moncton, U de M defeated STU 7 to 2.  STU led early on goals by Steve Sanza and Robert Zandbeek but Les Aigles scored two quick ones and tied the game.  Moncton scored 4 goals in the second period to salt it away.  Charles Lavigne played two periods allowing 6 goals and Justin Collier came in for the third period allowing 1.

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