The Carleton Ravens dominated the first half of the hockey game against the Concordia Stingers on Sunday, winning 3-1. Concordia’s great defensive line and goalie Stephanie Peck tried to keep them in the game, but the effort was futile. Pecks’ goaltending skills were great, as she saved 10 out of 11 shots in the first period.
Carleton’s Kaila Lassaline scored 4:25 into the first period during a power play when the Stingers’ Kelly Feehan was in the penalty box for tripping. After the goal, the Stingers tried to step up their game with no luck – there was one failed attempt at a penalty kill. The score was 1-0 Carleton after the first period.
Going into the second period the Stingers had their game face on, hoping to score a goal to tie up the game, but Carleton was still dominating the puck. Finally at 4:31 into the second, Carleton’s Chelsea Young was given a penalty for tripping, giving the Stingers a chance to score on the power play. The Stingers’ Meghan George came through at 6:07 to score the first goal, tying the game at 1-1.
Once the Stingers tied up the game, it was evident that both teams knew it was go time. There was no longer domination of the puck by a single team at this point in the second period. Concordia held their ground with great goaltending during a penalty kill when the Stingers Alynn Doiron was in the penalty box for interference.
The Stingers’ second power play of the period was awarded when Carleton’s Jennifer Gordon was given a penalty for interference at 2:14 of the second. The puck was in the Stingers’ reach but they were unable to score with their four shot attempts. The second period ended with a penalty to the Stingers’ own Emilie Luck for hooking with under a minute to go, making the penalty trail into the third period.
The third period was an obvious domination once again by Carleton, and the Ravens’ Jennifer Meisner scored the team’s second goal making the score 2-1. Just 95 seconds later, Carleton’s Claudia Bergeron scored making the tally 3-1.
After these two consecutive goals the Stingers’ morale seemed to have diminished and Carleton won the game with a great offensive line.
The Lady Bees play at home against McGill on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m.