Photo credit Armando Tura
VICTORIA (CIS) – All-Canadian Hannah Haughn scored threesecond-half goals to lead the University of British ColumbiaThunderbirds to a convincing 7-1 win over the Guelph Gryphons atthe 2013 Field Hockey Canada – CIS women’s championship,Friday afternoon in Victoria.
It marked the second blowout victory in as many days for theT-Birds, who dominated Waterloo 10-0 in their tournament opener onThursday.
UBC (2-0) currently leads the standings ahead of Victoria(1-0), Waterloo (0-1) and Guelph (0-2).
Erin Houle was the lone goal scorer for the Gryphons, who brokeT-Birds keeper Bea Francisco’s opportunity for a secondstraight shutout. Last year, the T-Birds had blanked Guelph 5-0 inround-robin play.
The Thunderbirds had four different players contributeoffensively in the opening frame including Miranda Mann, SaraMcManus, Gabby Jayme and Cassandra Tayler. Haughn, a former CISrookie of the year, then recorded a natural hat-trick after thebreak for the ‘Birds, who now have a plus-16 goaldifferential after two games played.
Fifth-year captain Mann opened the scoring in the sixth minuteof play with her drag flick low right that took a touch off aGryphons defender. Two minutes later and the T-Birds made ittwo-for-two on penalty corners. An initial shot was blocked byAll-Canadian Houle but McManus hammered home the rebound betweenthe legs of Guelph keeper Kaye McLagan.
McLagan was outstanding for the remainder of the match defendingfour additional first-half corners and putting up seven saves inthe opening frame.
The T-Birds then went 17 minutes without a goal until a precisepassing play that started with diagonal ball from Poonam Sandhu setup Jayme for her first goal of the tournament. Sophie Huijskensdrew two defenders at the top of the circle and laid a ball offleft for Jayme to one-time into the net and lift the two-timedefending CIS champs up by three.
Against the flow Houle did all the hard work to run the leftbaseline and was rewarded on an off-paced back-hand pass thatfloated near side past Francisco to get the Gryphons on theboard.
The T-Birds closed out the half with a finish from Tayler, herthird of the tournament, as UBC entered the break with a 4-1lead.
In the second half Guelph did well to keep the Birds at bay.Jessica Donaldson was a defensive thwart to all left-side attacksby the T-Birds.
In the 50th minute, Haughn started her scoring run shovelling aback hand shot into the net after a Kate Gillis cross from theright side. The second-year forward lifted UBC by five only threeminutes later on a penalty corner. Caitlin Evans bumped the ballleft for Natalie Sourisseau to sweep to the near post and Haughnmade perfect on her reverse-stick deflection as UBC took acommanding 6-1 lead.
The two-time All-Canadian did not stop there as she tallied oncemore in the 69th minute putting in a rebound after a fluffy of UBCattack to bring the final score to 7-1 in favour of theT-Birds.
The T-Birds now get ready for their Canada West rematch againstthe conference champions Victoria Vikes, at 3 p.m. PT Saturday, inthe last preliminary round contest for both teams. The Gryphonswill also have a rematch of the OUA final facing the WaterlooWarriors at 1 p.m. Saturday. Both games will be live at www.cis-sic.tv.
UBC: 4-3: 7
GUE: 1-0: 1
UBC: Miranda Mann (1), 6th minute
UBC: Sarah McManus (2), 8th minute
UBC: Gabrielle Jayme (1), 25th minute
GUE: Erin Houle (1), 27th minute
UBC: Cassandra Taylor (3), 31st minute
UBC: Hannah Haughn (2), 50th minute
UBC: Hannah Haughn (3), 52nd minute
UBC: Hannah Haughn (4), 69th minute
UBC: Bea Francisco (W, 70:00, 1 GA, 2-0)
GUE: Kaye McLagan (L, 70:00, 7 GA, 0-2)
Players of the game
UBC: Natalie Sourisseau (Kelowna, B.C.)
GUE: Amy Wise (Surrey, B.C.)
STANDINGS,SCHEDULE & RESULTS (PACIFIC TIME)
GP W L T GF GA PTS
1. UBC 2 2 0 0 17 1 6
2. Victoria 1 1 0 0 3 0 3
3. Waterloo 1 0 1 0 0 10 0
4. Guelph 2 0 2 0 1 10 0
NOTE: 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie.
Thursday, Oct. 31
16:30 Game 1: UBC 10, Waterloo 0
18:30 Game 2: Victoria 3, Guelph 0
Friday, Nov. 1
16:30 Game 3: UBC 7, Guelph 1 (CIS-SIC.tv)
18:30 Game 4: Victoria vs. Waterloo (CIS-SIC.tv)
Saturday, Nov. 2
13:00 Game 5: Guelph vs. Waterloo (CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Game 6: Victoria vs. UBC (CIS-SIC.tv)
Sunday, Nov. 3
13:00 Bronze medal (CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Championship final (CIS-SIC.tv)
Note: All games will be played at UVIC Field 1.
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