CIS women’s field hockey weekend round up: Thunderbirds crowned Canada West Champions

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OCTOBER 19

Queen’s 4 Western 3 Final Box Score
Guelph 3 Waterloo 0 Final Box Score
York 1 Toronto 3 Final Box Score

Source: Toronto Sports Info

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues field hockey team defeated the York Lions 3-1 and Waterloo Warriors 3-0 on Sunday, October 19 at Back Campus Fields.

With the wins, the Blues end the regular season in first place in the OUA with a perfect 12-0-0 record. Toronto will play the winner of Waterloo and York in an OUA semifinal next Saturday in Brampton.

In the first game of the day, the Blues found themselves down 1-0 to the Lions in the 25th minute. Blues leading scorer Alison Lee tied the game in the 29th minute, and Emma Stairs scored off a corner opportunity to give Toronto a 2-1 lead at the half.

Amanda Woodcroft notched a goal in the 62nd minute to round out the 3-1 victory.

Lauren Sudac opened the scoring in the second game versus Waterloo, tallying the eventual game-winner in the 20th minute. Woodcroft added another in the 46th minute and Alex Thicke fired a rocket in the 67th minute to complete the perfect season.

Full OUA Championship preview to come this week.

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Western 3 Guelph 7 Final Box Score

Source:Guelph Sports Info

Toronto, Ont. – The Field Hockey Gryphons travelled to Toronto for two match ups Sunday coming away with six points. In game one, Guelph blanked the Waterloo Warriors 3-0. Daniela Jelec (Mississauga, Ont.) scored a pair with the game winner at the 17-minute mark in action and on a penalty stroke with seven minutes remaining in the contest. At 24 minutes, Ciara Condon (London, Ont.) added the insurance marker.

In game two, the Gryphs catapulted past Western by a score of 7-3. The Mustangs hit the scoreboard first 12 minutes in, but Allison Chute (Greenfield Park, Que) retaliated with back to back goals at 17 and 30 minutes to put Guelph in front 2-1 going into the break. A minute into the second frame, captainLaura Straus (Waterloo, Ont.) connected on a penalty corner followed by two goals from rookie Olivia Lane (Guelph, Ont.). Jelec scored the next on another stroke to record a hat trick on the day. Western scored at 58 minutes and the Gryphs bounced back again a minute later as Nicole Paola (Waterloo, Ont.) found the back of the net. Western scored once more to narrow the gap for a 7-3 final.

Laura Straus and Ciara Condon were standouts for the Gryphons. Guelph rounds out league play with a 10-2 record with 43 goals for and 13 against. The Gryphons head to the OUA Championships next weekend. By virtue of their second place finish, Guelph earned a bye through the quarterfinals and advances to the semis on Saturday at 2:00 pm at Cassie Campbell Field in Brampton versus the winner of the Queen’s vs Dalhousie match.

Medal matches are on Sunday at 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Toronto 3 Waterloo 0 Final Box Score
Calgary 0 UBC 4 Final

Source: UBC Sports Info

Vancouver, BC – For the 25th time in the program’s history, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s field hockey team was crowned 2014 Canada West Champions. The Thunderbirds defeated the University of Calgary 4-0 Sunday afternoon at Wright Field. With the victory UBC finished the regular season with a record of 5-1-2, identical to the Victoria Vikes, however, the Thunderbirds earn the Canada West banner on goal differential. UBC finished the regular season +18 (25 goals for and 7 goals against), while Victoria was +14 (20 goals for and 6 goals against).

Both UBC and Victoria will represent the Canada West at the CIS National Championship Tournament October 30-November 2 in Toronto.

The Thunderbirds opened the scoring in the 26th minute off a penalty corner, Hannah Haughn tipped home a Rachel Donohoe shot to give UBC a 1-0 lead. That is how things remained through the first 35 minutes of play.

In the second half, UBC added to their lead, again off a penalty corner. This time Haughn jumped on a rebound and roofed it for her second goal of the game giving the Thunderbirds a 2-0 lead.

Gabby Jayme got in on the act in the 55th minute, tipping a Donohoe shot off a penalty corner to give the home side a 3-0 lead.

Haughn rounded out the scoring in the 65th minute with her third goal of the game and league leading 11th of the season. She scored hat tricks in both Saturday and Sunday’s game versus Calgary. 4-0 was the final.

Lauren Logush earned the shutout in net, finishing the regular season with a record of 4-1-2, allowing just seven goals all year.

UBC has now won 11 of the past 12 Canada West Championships. This is the first for rookie head coach Robin D’Abreo.

The Thunderbirds will now have a week off in preparation for the 2014 CIS Championship Tournament beginning October 30th in Toronto. UBC are the three-time defending championship and will be in search of their 16th McCrae Cup overall.

OCTOBER 18

Toronto 4 Queen’s 2 Final Box Score
Calgary 0 UBC 9 Final

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