Written by Kassia Skorzewska
Photo by Marc Lafleur
MONTREAL, Quebec – The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team raced out to a 4-1 lead over the McGill Martlets before defeating them 4-3 in regulation on Nov. 10.
“That was a team win. When you win those games on the road against a top team like McGill, you need everyone to make the effort and today, the whole team made the effort for close to 60 minutes,” Ravens head coach Pierre Alain said.
Throughout the game, the Ravens saw goals from Leah Scott, Jenna Morais, Jordyn Pimm, and Katia Boulianne, while the Martlets saw goals from Nicole Howlett, Mackenzie McCallum, and Kellyane Lecours.
With the win, Ravens goaltender, Alexandra Lehmann, recorded her first U Sports win.
“Allie stood up very, very well in the second because McGill pushed. They really pushed the pace in the second, and she made a couple of nice saves, important saves to keep us in the game,” Alain said.
In net, Lehmann stood tall as she faced 33 total shots by the Martlets, while at the other end, Amanda Hadwen faced 16 shots.
“I think the goals I let in weren’t necessarily the hardest shots. I made big saves at times, but then the goals weren’t so good. I really wish I hadn’t let in those two, but there’s nothing you can really do about it now, so, just got to move on and focus for next week,” Lehmann said.
Throughout the game, Bethan Wilson and Angelina Callocchia stood out to Alain from the bench, with Alain saying Callocchia had her best game ever.
“I can tell you we’ve seen a lot of hard work from Bethan Wilson. Bethan was very good today. She’s physical, she skated well, defended well,” Alain said.
“Angelina Callochia probably played her best game since she’s been with us. She played a very, very good game today,” he added.
In terms of the win over McGill, the victory brings some momentum going forward.
“I think it’s really huge for a momentum changer, because we had some bad luck and a bad losing steak previously, so it was really good to get that win on the road and now we have some momentum that we can hopefully carry against the Gee-Gees,” Lehmann said.
The Ravens will now get set to face off against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees on Nov. 15.
“Same mentality as today. We just need to focus on our game, keep working on execution this week, and keep working hard skating, keep pushing the pace like we did all week long last week in our four practices,” Alain said about team preparation.
RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME:
#14 Sandrine Hachez – forward – 2nd year – Montreal, QC
UP NEXT: Carleton vs University of Ottawa Gee-Gees
Friday, November 15 – 7 p.m.
Minto Sports Complex – Ottawa, ON