CIS women's field hockey Saturday roundup
Photo credit Neil Hodge
Toronto 6, York 0 Final
The Varsity Blues field hockey team defeated the York Lions 6-0
on Saturday morning at Downsview Park.
With the win, the Blues are now a perfect 10-0 and remain in first place in the OUA.
Second-year forward Alexandra Evanyshyn of Burlington, Ont., had two goals on the day. Kelley Lusk, Kaelan Watson, Lauren Mansfield and Amanda Woodcroft all added single tallies in the win.
The Varsity Blues return to action tomorrow as they take on the Western Mustangs at Downsview Park. Game time is set for 11:15 a.m.
Source: Toronto Sports Info
Queen's 1, Western 1 Final
Guelph 5, Waterloo 1 Final
TORONTO - The Gryphons added another mark to the win column with
a 5-1 victory over the Waterloo Warriors this afternoon at
Downsview Park in Toronto. The Gryphons improve their record
Brittany Seidler (Oliver, BC) put the Gryphs on the scoreboard one minute into the contest. She stole the ball off the Warriors and made a 40-yard run for her league leading 19th goal of the season. At 20:00, rookie Erin Houle (Burlington, ON) scored on well-executed give and go play with Seidler which turned out to be the game winner. Before the half, Sam Anderson (Delta, BC) found an open Amy Wise (Surrey, BC) on a penalty corner to increase the margin to three at the break.
In the second half, Anderson walked the ball into the circle on a penalty corner and found Houle open at the stroke mark for her second marker. Minutes later the Warriors retaliated with their lone goal of the game. With a minute to play, Seidler set up sophomore Laura Gordon (Cambridge, ON) to increase the gap by 5-1 for the final outcome. Houle, captain Courtney Lacey (Guelph, ON) and Alison Little (Toronto, ON) had very strong performances for Guelph.
Source: Guelph Sports Info
UBC 1, Victoria 0 Final
VICTORIA - The UVic Vikes women's field hockey team were edged 1-0 by the UBC Thunderbirds in the first match of the double header hosted at UVic. UBC rookie forward Sarah Keglowitsch (Shawnigan Lake, B.C.) would pocket the lone goal to lift the Birds to 6-2-1 in Canada West standings while the Vikes drop to 2-7-0.
After a 0-0 first half, the Birds would get the go-ahead goal 3 minutes into the second period thanks to a solid finish by Keglowitsch. UBC's stand out forward Robyn Pendleton (Victoria, B.C.) would be credited the assist after rocketing a ball from the right corner through several feet for Keglowitsch to effortlessly re-direct into the mesh.
Strong defensive performances put on by Vikes' Sam Purcell (West Vancouver, B.C.) and new addition keeper Alexandra Martinuik (Calgary, Alta.) were key to keeping the score line tight. Martinuik has previously trained with the Vikes in the indoor season and had a stand out performance for her first game for the Vikes today making several crucial saves against the powerhouse T-Birds.
The opening half saw the Vikes and Thunderbirds evenly battling
between the 25 yard lines. UBC keeper Bea Francisco (Richmond,
B.C.) and Vikes keeper Martinuik were barely tested despite UBC's
multiple circle entries. UBC's most offensive threat, Pendleton,
combined well with Poonam Sandhu (Vancouver, B.C.) for multiple
attacks down the right side. Rookie Purcell was UVic's neutralizer,
thwarting the UBC offence and sending several long balls
In the 18th minute Vikes captain Whitney Siegmann (Kelowna, B.C.) was sent off with a green card for a back tackle as UBC's Miranda Mann (Duncan, B.C.) was streaking towards the circle. UBC, with the man advantage, were awarded a penalty corner but the shot went wide. Minutes later, UBC was awarded another penalty corner following a baseline run by Pendleton but the corner was well defended.
Both teams, heavy with island talent, continued to contest in the middle of the park with UBC having the upper edge. UVic struggled to maintain possession in their offensive end with defenders Kyla Kirby (Victoria, B.C.), Carly Krestanovich (Surrey, B.C.) and Jasleen Aujla (Surrey, B.C.) getting the most action. Despite the stick-handling skills of UBC's Pendleton and second-year forward Shanlee Johnston (Vancouver, B.C.), first half play was well reflected in the 0-0 score line at the half time break.
In the 38th minute, UBC rookie Keglowitsch would finally give the Birds the edge on the board. Pendleton was key in sending the hard cross from the right side for Keglowitsch to redirect into the mesh. The Birds would finally go ahead 1-0.
In the 52nd minute, the Vikes would get their first penalty corner and best opportunity but UBC's Francisco dove well to her left to save the flick by Siegmann. Following, UBC's Pendleton missed two close opportunities diving on one and firing a shot wide for the second. Martinuik would keep the game close making a great save on Birds forward Johnston's reverse stick shot with 10 minutes left to go. Keglowitsch's goal would stand as the game winner as the Birds win 1-0.
The Thunderbirds go ahead in standings to 6-2-1 while the Vikes drop to 2-7-0. The Vikes-Birds double header continues tomorrow, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m at UVic.
Source: Victoria Sports Info
Western 3, McGill 1 Final
Calgary 2, Alberta 0 Final
CALGARY – Goals in the final 10 minutes of each half
proved to be enough for the Calgary Dinos as they dispatched the
Alberta Pandas 2-0 in Canada West field hockey action Saturday
afternoon at the University of Calgary's Hawkings Field.
Courtney Campbell scored her fourth of the season on a penalty corner in the 26th minute, while Kaitlin Longworth netted her fifth in the 61st minute to buy the Dinos a little insurance. Stephanie Petrowitsch picked up her first shutout of the season for Calgary.
The Dinos improve to 3-3-3 on the season, pulling within two points of the Pandas (4-3-2) for second spot with three games remaining in the regular season – the first of which comes in the rematch Sunday afternoon, when a Calgary win would vault the Dinos into second place.
It was a penalty-filled affair, with two green cards and four yellows distributed by the umpires. Both greens and three of the yellows were charged to the home side.
“I was pleased with our performance, absolutely,” said Calgary head coach Jenn Swagar. “Our goal today was that every 50-50 ball would be ours, and I don't think they even got a shot off in the second half. Getting the cards was unfortunate and we need to clean that up tomorrow, but I like that everybody played tough.
“We still could have had more finish on our short corners, but we did get that one goal on a rebound.”
That goal was Campbell's, which came off a corner situation on a set play where she and Carolina Romeo crashed to the goal. A rebound landed on Campbell's stick, and she fed it past Alberta 'keeper Tory Spencer to give Calgary the lead.
Longworth's insurance marker in the second half came after the Dinos carried the majority of the play and tilted the field heavily toward Spencer's goal. Longworth got the ball right in the slot and directed it in the right corner of the net with less than 10 minutes to play.
Calgary (as host) and conference-leading UBC have already qualified to attend the national tournament, with one Canada West spot still up for grabs. Either the Pandas or the Victoria Vikes will get it, but it's a long road ahead for the Vikes. They trail Alberta by eight points with just three games to play. Essentially, Victoria must win out and hope that the Pandas drop all three of their remaining games to qualify for the CIS meet.
The Dinos host the 2011 CIS-FHC Field Hockey Championship Nov. 3-6.
CGY - Courtney Campbell 26'
CGY - Kaitlyn Longworth 61'
ALTA - Tory Spencer 70 MP, 2 GA
CGY - Steph Petrowitsch 70 MP, 0 GA
Source: Calgary Sports Info
Waterloo 5, Queen's 0 Final