Written by Kassia Skorzewska
Photo by Marc Lafleur
MONTREAL, Quebec – In the second last game before the Christmas break, the Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team took a point back to Ottawa as they fell to the Montreal Carabins 4-3 in overtime on Nov. 29.
“We saw two teams tonight. A team in the first and second playing with confidence, and in the third, a team playing on their heels, and we got outplayed in the third,” Ravens head coach Pierre Alain said.
The Ravens would strike first as forward Carly Wouters put the puck past Carabins goaltender Maude Trevisan to give the Ravens a 1-0 lead heading to the locker room.
In the second, Carabins forward Joanie Garand would tie the game up with six minutes left in the period.
Less than a minute later, Ravens defenceman Samantha Andrews would restore Carleton’s lead, and in the process, notch her first goal at the U Sports level.
“She skated well and she played well. Sam played very well today,” Alain said.
The third would see the Ravens take a 3-1 lead due to Annie-Pier Tremblay’s first goal of the season, but with nine minutes left in regulation, the Carabins would eventually tie the game up to force overtime.
Carabins forward Alexandra Labelle would then notch the game winner.
Special teams would not be the Ravens friend, as the Carabins capitalized on three out of their five powerplay opportunities.
“It’s always a game changer when you score goals on the powerplay but when you also get scored on, on the PK,” Alain said.
The Ravens will now look to get back in the win column as they look to close out the first half of 2019-20 with a win over the Concordia Stingers.
PLAYER OF THE GAME:
#25 Samantha Andrews – defenceman – 2nd year – Exeter, ON
UP NEXT: Carleton vs Concordia Stingers
Sunday, December 1 – 3 p.m.
Ice House – Ottawa, ON