Sunday 11 November 2012

Tommies trounce Tigers

Kelty Apperson had two goals to help pace the Tommies
to a 7 to 1 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers.
Photo courtesy Richard Lafortune
Sparked by a four goal explosion in the second period, the Lady Tommies cruised to a 7 to 1 victory over the Dalhousie Tigers this afternoon at the Grant-Harvey Centre.  Without regulars Kayla Blackmore, Emily Ryan, and Paige MacDonald in the lineup the offensive output today was a little surprising but completely appreciated by the partisan home crowd.

STU would get things rolling in the first period on the powerplay.  Katie Brewster (unassisted) would find herself and the puck in the crease at the same time before swinging her stick around the goalie to pot the goal at 6:35.  Kelty Apperson (D. Miller, Steinert) scored her first of the afternoon at 17:56 before Dalhousie's Jenna Currie buried a loose puck in the crease that slipped past Julia Sharun at 19:16.  Shots in the first favoured STU 13 - 8.

Dalhousie seemed to take the momentum of the late first period goal and carry it forward to the early portion of the second period but the flood gates opened for STU at 5:26 when Katie Brewster was sent in on a breakaway from a nice pass off the stick of Kenya Marcelline.  Brewster made no mistake and went top shelf past Zoe Zivolak for a 3 to 1 lead.

 Jordan Miller (Fiander) scored 46 seconds later and Erin MacIsaac batted in an Emily Francis shot at 13:20 on the PP for a 5 to 1 lead.  This goal chased Zivolak from the Tigers net and in came rookie Mati Barrett to replace her.

Kelty Apperson (Steinert, MacIsaac) would get her second goal of the game to round out the scoring in the middle frame at the 18 minute mark to make it 6 to 1 for St. Thomas.  Shots in the period were 10 -  9 for Dal.

Courtney Fox would blast a rocket from the point past Barrett at 11:08 of third period to round out the scoring.  Marcelline and Francis would each get their second assists of the afternoon on the goal.  Julia Sharun closed the door the rest of the way and picked up her fifth win of the season stopping 23 of 24 shots.  The Tommies fired 29 the other way.

This will set up a first place show down Friday night at the Grant-Harvey Centre against the St-FX X-Women.  The X-Women defeated the Mt. A Mounties this afternoon 5 - 2 and sit tied with the Tommies, each with 14 points to lead the conference.   If you were thinking about coming to check out a women's game, make it this one.

Want to learn more about our Lady Tommies rookies?  Check out this video by Tommies TV's Nick Murray, edited and produced by Randy Corey.

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