Photo credit Armando Tura
VICTORIA (CIS) – Two goals from rookie Crysta Stubbspropelled the University of Guelph 5-0 over the Waterloo Warriorsin a rematch of the OUA final on Saturday at the Field HockeyCanada – CIS women’s championship hosted at the University ofVictoria. The bronze-medal preview played under torrential downpour was the final round-robin game for both teams.
The Gryphons have had the best of Waterloo throughout the seasondefeating the young Warriors 3-1 in regular season play and 4-1 inthe OUA championship game. Despite the score margins Waterloo haveno fifth-year players departing for next year’scontingency.
Guelph opened the scoring in the second minute of play afterAll-Canadian Erin Houle tallied her second goal of the tournamenton a penalty corner. The Gryphons capitalized on another cornerfrom Allison Chute in the 23rd minute, while Stubbs put an end toany come-back hopes with back-to-back goals in the 34th and 35thminute of play. Chute scored Guelph’s lone second-half goalas the Gryphons edged the Warriors in penalty corners 17-2.
Waterloo is still on the hunt for their first goal of thetournament and had their best opportunities in this game. StephSnyder was all over the pitch for the Warriors who generated theirfirst two penalty corners this championship. Despite being able tocapitalize strong midfield play from Alana Raymond, also theteam’s player of the game, showed great offensive potentialfor the young Waterloo team.
Houle opened scoring in the second minute of play putting in ashort-side rebound off Guelph’s first penalty corner of thegame. The Gryphons had a number of opportunities stymied byWaterloo keeper Nickole LeVear and as such were held off the boarduntil the 23rd minute. Chute put away a penalty corner reboundagain on the short side to give Guelph a 2-0 tilt.
From there Waterloo seemed to match the Guelph pace showingstrong a defensive presence around the perimeter of the circle.Unfortunately for Waterloo, two quick goals on almost identicalplays allowed Stubbs to give the 4-0 lead entering the break.
In the second half the Warriors held the Gryphons to a one-goalhalf after Chute capitalized on a broken-down corner. The slow pullout resulted in a quick give-and-go at the top of the circlebetween Amy Wise and Houle. Houle’s shot was then collectedby Chute, who curled and slotted the ball for the Gryphon’sfifth and final goal.
Waterloo mustered two corners in the late get-going and had afew opportunities taken away from them thanks to solid play fromGuelph net minder Kaye McLagan.
Guelph’s 5-0 win means little in the standings asSunday’s bronze-medal match will begin with a clean sheet forboth teams, which will face off for a medal at 1 p.m. PT. TheGryphons hope to capture CIS bronze for the fourth straightyear.
Victoria and UBC have already guaranteed themselves a spot inthe championship final at 3 p.m.
Both games will be broadcast live at http://cis-sic.tv.
GUE: 4-1: 5
WAT: 0-0: 0
GUE: Erin Houle (2), 2nd minute
GUE: Allison Chute (1), 23rd minute
GUE: Crysta Stubbs (1), 34th minute
GUE: Crysta Stubbs (2), 35th minute
GUE: Allison Chute (2), 43rd minute
GUE: Kaye McLagan (W, 70:00, 0 GA, 1-2)
WAT: Nikole LeVear (L, 70:00, 5 GA, 0-3)
Players of the game
GUE: Allison Chute (Greenfield Park, QC)
WAT: Alana Raymond (Ajax, ON)
STANDINGS,SCHEDULE & RESULTS (PACIFIC TIME)
GP W L T GF GA PTS
1. UBC 2 2 0 0 17 1 6
2. Victoria 2 1 0 0 6 0 6
3. Guelph 3 1 2 0 6 10 3
4. Waterloo 3 0 3 0 0 18 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
18:30 Game 4: Victoria 3, Waterloo 0
Saturday, Nov. 2
13:00 Game 5: Guelph 5, Waterloo 0
15:00 Game 6: Victoria vs. UBC (CIS-SIC.tv)
Sunday, Nov. 3
13:00 Bronze medal: Guelph vs. Waterloo (CIS-SIC.tv)
15:00 Championship final: Victoria vs. UBC (CIS-SIC.tv)
Note: All games will be played at UVIC Field 1.
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