Women's Hockey News

Ravens stung by Concordia on home ice

Written by Emily Ridlington

Photo by Valerie Wutti

A second period collapse was too much for the Carleton women’s hockey team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as they fell 3-0 to the visiting Concordia Stingers.

“We must win more battles along the wall,” said Raven coach Pierre Alain.

Laurie-Marie Bianconi had Carleton’s best chance of the first period when she found herself on a break with the puck, but two Stingers defensemen tracked back to shut her down. Despite getting outshot 9-6 in the opening frame, the Ravens clung to a 0-0 tie through twenty minutes, thanks in large part to the athletic stops of goaltender Tamber Tisdale.

The Stingers (3-2) opened the scoring early in the second period, when Audrey Morand potted Alyssa Sherrard’s rebound just over a minute in.

Concordia doubled their lead at the 6:15 mark, as Kerianne Schofield beat Tisdale to make it 2-zip Stingers.

Morand then struck again for the visitors from Montreal at the 14:37 mark of the 2nd period, opening up a 3-0 lead for Concordia.

Concordia then managed the game well in the 3rd period, outshooting the Ravens 10-6 and not allowing Carleton many chances on goaltender Katherine Purchase, who made 19 saves to post the shutout for the Stingers.

Tamber Tisdale had a standout performance in net for the Ravens, making some quality stops and posting 28 saves in the loss.

With the loss, the Ravens’ losing streak extends to four, and their record on the season falls to 1-4-0.

The Ravens will look to bounce back quickly from Saturday’s defeat, as they face McGill (3-1) on Sunday afternoon, with puck drop slated for 2PM at the Ice House.