Sam Strassburger scored an empty net goal with 46 seconds left as the Nipissing University Lakers defeated the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks 3-1 on Friday night in women’s OUA hockey .
At 17:23 of the third period, UOIT was called for holding. In an attempt to tie the game, the Ridgebacks pulled their goalie making it 5-on-5 again.
Instead of sending it to overtime, Strassburger found the open cage for her second goal of the season.
The Lakers were trailing after the first before scoring two in the second. Carly Marchment got her first goal of the season short handed to tie the game. Kaley Tienhaara netted the game winner with three minutes left in the middle frame.
Teresa Horner scored the only goal for the Ridgebacks.
Jacqueline Rochefort made 18 saves for Nipissing, while Tori Campbell made 23 for UOIT.
Queen’s 2 Laurention 0
Caitlyn Lahonen made 36 saves as the host Queen’s University Gaels defeated the Laurentian University Voyageurs 2-0.
All the offence for the Gaels came in the second period. First year forward Katrina Manoukarakis scored the eventual game winner, her first goal, two minutes into the middle frame.
On a power play with 27 seconds left in the period, Nadia Larocca scored her fourth of the year. Mary Coughlin also had two assists in the game.
Emily Toffoli made 30 saves for the Voyageurs in the loss.
Guelph 2 Waterloo 0
Valarie Lamenta made 30 saves as the Guelph Gryphons defeated the Waterloo Warriors 2-0.
Jessica Pinkerton and Leigh Shilton scored for Guelph, while Brittany St. James had the lone assist on Shilton’s power play marker.
Waterloo goaltender Rebecca Bouwhuis made 25 saves.
UOIT 3 Laurentian 0
Nicole Gorda and Jenna Carter scored 46 seconds apart as the UOIT Ridgebacks defeated the Laurentian Voyageurs 3-1 on Saturday.
Both of those goals came around the mid way point of the first period. Sarah Biesenthal capped the scoring for the Ridgebacks (2-3-1-0).
Brooklyn Davis broke the potential shut out with 23 seconds left in the game. The Voyageurs (1-3-2-1) have lost their last four games.
UOIT goalie Tori Campbell made 22 saves, while Laurentian goalie Emily Toffoli made 17.
Western 3 Ryerson 1
Brittany Clapham had three points as the Western Mustangs defeated the host Ryerson Rams 3-1.
The fifth year forward scored an empty net goal and assisted on the other two Mustangs (3-1-0-0) markers. Stacey Scott and Kendra Broad also recorded a multi-point game, each scoring a goal and an assist.
Blair Malthaner had the Rams (0-4-0-1) on the board early in the first on a short-handed marker.
Mustangs goalie Kelly Campbell made 32 saves, while Ally Sarna made 20 for Ryerson.
Toronto 6 Windsor 5
Taylor Day tied the game with 1:30 left and Autumn Garnham scored 28 seconds into overtime as the visiting University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Windsor Lancers 6-5.
Kristi Riseley (2), and Rebecca Bourgeois had the other goals for the Varsity Blues, along with a second for Day who also scored in the first. Garnham, Bourgeois, Riseley (2) also had assists for Toronto (3-0-2-0).
Shawna Lesperance, Larissa Borowiec, Erinn Noseworthy, Krystin Lawrence, and Taylor Conte responded for Windsor (0-3-0-1).
Katey Teekasigh made 34 saves for the Varsity Blues, while Marissa Kozovski made 31 for the Lancers.
Laurier 1 Brock 0
Lauren Webber made 16 saves as the Laurier Golden Hawks defeated the Brock Badgers 1-0.
Dollee Miegs scored the only goal of the game in the first period for Laurier (4-1-0-0).
Jensen Murphy made 26 saves for the Badgers (1-4-1-0).
Queen’s 3 Nipissing 2
Taryn Pilon scored 42 seconds into overtime as the Queen’s Gaels defeated the Nipissing Lakers 3-2 at Kingston.
Katrina Manokarakis had the only other goals for Queen’s (4-1-1). She opened the scoring in the second before netting the tying goal with 27 seconds left in the game.
Brooklyn Irwin and Sam Strassburger responded for the Lakers (3-2-0-2).
Gaels goalie Caitlyn Lahonen made 25 saves, while Jacqueline Rochefort made 35 for Nipissing.
Guelph 3 Brock 1
Jessica Pinkerton had a goal and an assist as the Guelph Gryphons defeated the Brock Badgers 3-1.
Mackenzie Wong and Leigh Shilton had the other goals for the Gryphons (5-2-0-0) in the home victory.
Brenna Murphy replied with a power play goal for the Badgers (1-5-1-0), her first of the season.
Valerie Lamenta made 25 saves for Guelph, while Jensen Murphy made 20 for Brock.
Waterloo 3 York 0
Stephanie Sluys made 23 saves as the Waterloo Warriors defeated the York Lions 3-0 on the road on Sunday.
Michelle Tanel, Paula Lagamba, and Alison Hanson provided the offence for the Warriors (3-2-0-1).
In net for the Lions (1-4-0-0), Megan Lee made 26 saves.
Toronto 3 Western 0
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues remained perfect with a 3-0 win over the defending champion Western Mustangs.
Taylor Day, Kristi Riseley, Christine Chao, and Rebecca Bourgeois had multi-point nights for Toronto (4-0-2-0). Varsity Blues captain, Riseley, had two goals, Day had a goal and an assist, while Chao and Bourgeois had two assists.
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In net, rookie Hailey Farrelly made 23 saves for her first shut out. Mustangs goalie Kelly Campbell made 29 saves.