Sunday 1 December 2013

Mounties slip past Tommies

The Mount Alison Mounties weathered a first period storm and a third period blitz to hold on for a 2 to 1 victory over the Tommies.

STU dominated the first period but couldn't beat Kate O'Brien in the MTA net and had to settle for out shooting them 11 to 3.

The Mounties were a different team when they came out in the second period.  They scored first at 16:59  and out shot STU 11 to 8.  The Tommies would tie it up with a 1:21 to play when Emily Francis gathered up an Erin MacIsaac rebound for her fifth goal of the season.

The first part of the third period saw MTA control the majority of the play and they would take the lead for good at 3:52 when Lindsay James slid the puck past a sprawling Kristin Wolfe.  The Tommies pressed hard in the final 10 minutes but could not find the equalizer - coming close several times - to tying the game.  STU was perfect on the PK killing all four MTA attempts but they failed to score on five powerplays of their own.

St. Thomas heads into the Christmas break in third spot despite the loss.  STU rookie goaltender Makayla Campbell has left the team and will not be returning.  Currently former STU forward and current Video Coach Carly Critch has been called to active service as back-up goaltender.  We'll see what transpires over the holidays on the goaltending front.

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