By Mason Bugaresti (Photo: Marc Lafleur)
The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey time lost a close one Friday night at the Ice House falling 4-3 to their crosstown rivals the uOttawa Gee-Gees.
The Ravens got the scoring started early in this one when Kate Lengyel (Oakville, Ont.) ripped a point-shot over the goaltender’s blocker to tickle the twine on the powerplay putting Carleton up 1-0. The Gee-Gees tied it up with less than three minutes remaining in the first, but Carleton’s Lanie Guimond (Kirkland Lake, Ont.) scored with 1:19 left in the period as the puck popped loose to her in the slot before she fired a snap-shot home. Marie-Eve Cote (Quebec City, Que.) was a major reason the Ravens led 2-1 after 20, as she stopped 14 of 15 shots in that time.
Guimond double-dipped in the second period scoring her fourth goal on the season wiring a beautiful glove-side shot after a nice feed from Kate Lengyel (Oakville, Ont.) who was just exiting the penalty box. The Gee-Gees answered with the 3-2 goal on the very next shift and tied the game at 3-3 with 8:20 remaining. Despite conceding twice, the Ravens carried much of the play in the middle frame.
Early in the third period, uOttawa forward Alyssa Biesenthal (Georgetown, Ont.) scored her hat-trick goal to give the Gee-Gees their first lead of the game. The Ravens pushed hard for an equalizing goal late in the game, but Gee-Gees goaltender Aurelie Dubuc (Trois Rivieres, Que.) denied Carleton’s efforts.
The Ravens wrap up their 2022-23 home schedule this Sunday when they take on the McGill Martlets for the fifth and final time this season. The Ravens have won three out of the four meetings between the two teams and look to give a proper send-off to the crowd at the Ice House. The puck drops at 3 p.m. Tickets are available now!