Veterans Lamenta, Lowy lead Gryphon hockey women to win

GUELPH – Valerie Lamenta recorded her second consecutive shutout as the Guelph Gryphons downed the Western Mustangs 2-0 in OUA women’s hockey play at the Gryphon Centre Saturday.

Fifth-year Gryphon Lamenta stopped 32 shots for the shutout, her second in a row, second of the season and 20th as a Gryphon.

Another fifth-year Gryphon, Kaitlin Lowy, scored both goals to bring her total to six for the season and 46 as a Gryphon.

Lowy had a power-play goal in the second period and her other goal came a minute into the third.

Lauren Ianni, Gabrielle Smyth and Claire Merrick each had an assist.

Western outshot the Gryphs 32-21 and both teams had four power plays.

Carmen Lasis took the loss in net for the Mustangs.

The win was the fourth in a row for the Gryphs and came in their first of four consecutive home games.

The loss was the first of the season for the Mustangs who lead the league at 5-1-0-0. The Gryphs are third at 4-1-1-0.

The Gryphs are to host the Laurentian Voyageurs (3-2-1-1) Saturday at 2 p.m., Nipissing Lakers (2-3-2-0) Sunday at 2 p.m. and Ryerson Rams (2-2-2-0) Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.


Gryphons 2 Mustangs 0
Western     0-0-0–0
Guelph       0-1-1–2
First Period
No scoring
Penalty: Lawrence Gue (slashing), 5:41
Second Period
1. Guelph, Lowy (Ianni), 13:22 pp
Penalties: Irwin West (interference), 7:22; Arsenault Dufour West (holding), 12:34; Lowy Gue (roughing), 18:25.
Third Period
2. Guelph, Lowy (Smyth, Merrick) 1:00
Penalties: Arsenault Dufour West (tripping), 8:58; Mikkelsen Gue (holding), 13:14; Crossman Gue (tripping), 14:14; Arsenault Dufour West (boarding), 17:43.
Shots on Goal
Western     14-10-8–32
Guelph           8-8-5–21
Goalies: Lasis (L, 21 shots-19 saves), Western; Lamenta (32 shots-32 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Western 0-4; Guelph 1-4.
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