Ravens Sports Information (Photo: Marc Lafleur)
MONTREAL - The Carleton Ravens remain four out of the final playoff spot following a difficult 6-0 loss to the Concordia Stingers on Sunday afternoon.
In the first period, the Ravens kept pace with the Stingers in an up-and-down matchup that saw both teams creating chances. Despite the quick pace, the Ravens kept well with the Stingers before a pile of penalties late in the period put them on their heels while starter Frederique Lavoie-Leroux (Boucherville, Que.) locked in to keep the game tied despite Carleton being outshot 16-4 in the opening frame.
In the second period, Concordia would finally take advantage of yet another power play as Emilie Lavoie poked home a loose rebound to open the scoring. Carleton looked to bounce back just minutes later on the power play only to find themselves on the wrong side of the offence when Lavoie would finish a Chloé Gendreau feed shorthanded to double the Stingers lead.
After making 35 saves in the first forty minutes, Lavoie-Leroux continued to stand tall for the Ravens in the third. As Concordia cranked up the pressure on the Ravens, the Stingers continued to barrage the Ravens goal from all angles. At both even strength and shorthanded Lavoie-Leroux stood tall, making a number of key saves in the slot before Brodi Levitt broke in on a partial breakaway beating the Carleton goalie high on the blocker side to extend the lead to 4-0.
The Stingers would tack on two more goals in the final minutes of the third, up ending the Ravens 6-0.
Carleton now returns home where they host Bishop’s in a crucial game on Friday night. With both teams losing on Sunday, Carleton remains four points behind the Gaiters for the fourth and final playoff spot.