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Waterloo uses power play to edge Gryphon hockey women

WATERLOO – Penalties proved costly for the Guelph Gryphons as they were edged 4-3 by the Waterloo Warriors in OUA women’s hockey play Saturday night at Waterloo’s Columbia Ice Fields arena.

Waterloo was a perfect 3-for-3 on their power-play in the victory.

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The Warriors scored their first two power-play goals in the first eight minutes of the game and added another one, the eventual game-winner, midway through the third.

Waterloo led 2-1 at the end of the first period before a scoreless second.

Madison Melo, Lauren Ianni and Brielle Caruso had a goal apiece for the Gryphs while Gabriele Underwood and Avery Peer each had two assists. Chihiro Suzuki and Meaghan Chittick each collected a single assist.

Scoring for Waterloo were Elizabeth Lenardon, Megan Fergusson, Brooklyn Cole and Krystin Lawrence while Carley Olivier and Lawrence had two assists apiece and Leah Herrfort, Selena Dirven, Jessie Fennell and Fergusson had one each.

Waterloo was assessed 10 minutes in penalties while the Gryphs took eight.

The Gryphs outshot the Warriors 27-19.

Kathryn Raymond took the loss in the Gryphon net while Mikayla Schnarr picked up the win for Waterloo.

Waterloo, the only unbeaten team in the West Division, tops the standings at 4-0-0 and are followed by the Brock Badgers at 2-1-0, the Gryphs at 2-2-0, Laurier Golden Hawks at 1-3-0, Windsor Lancers at 0-1-0 and Western Mustangs at 0-2-0.

The Gryphs are to host Windsor for a pair of games at the Gryphon Centre this week. They’re to play Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


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