ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (from Toronto Varsity Blues) — The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team defeated the Brock Badgers 3-2 on Friday night.
With the win, the Blues improve to 10-0-7-2 (W-OTW-L-OTL) and move into a tie for fifth place with the Badgers (8-3-7-2) with a game in hand.
Rookie forward Louie Bieman opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker 14:08 into the first period. The Guelph, Ont., native received a breakaway pass from Lauren Straatman and pulled a nice deke to the backhand to beat Badgers netminder Jensen Murphy.
The Blues extended their lead to two four minutes later as Meagan O’Brien wired a shot that bounced off of Kassie Roache and into the net. Toronto was up 2-0 after 20 minutes of action.
U of T took a three-goal lead just 1:33 into the second frame. Third-year forward Kiyono Cox notched her first goal of the season, tipping in a Cristine Chao point shot.
The Badgers finally got on the board, scoring back-to-back goals on 5-on-3 advantages 31 seconds apart midway through the second period.
Rookie netminder Madeline Albert stopped every other shot she faced, ending the night with 29 saves in the victory.
The Blues are back in action on Sunday afternoon as they travel to take on the Warriors in Waterloo. The puck drops at 2:30 pm EST.