Rams earn crucial win over Brock on the road
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - After giving up three points against Toronto at home yesterday, the Ryerson Rams managed to salvage a win in a difficult matchup against the No.10 nationally ranked Brock Badgers, winning by a final score of 4-3.
Ryerson captain Ailish Forfar (Sharon, Ont.) would score the first of three strange goals for the Rams, each coming off a lucky bounce. Forfar threw the puck on net looking for an open forward, but an odd deflection off Brock goaltender Jensen Murphy (Kingston, Ont.) put the Rams up 1-0 early in the first period. Later in the game, Rams forward Brooklyn Gemmill (Brampton, Ont.) would score a goal on the exact same play.
Just 20 seconds after Forfar’s goal, Badgers forward Maggie Spratt-Mallick (Caledonia, Ont.) would put the puck past Rachel Seeley (Ottawa, Ont.) to tie the game at one heading into the first intermission.
Kryshanda Green tallied Ryerson’s only goal of the second period, burying the puck in an open net off a scramble in front. Five minutes later, Brock capitalized on a rebound to tie the game up once again.
Gemmill would tally her copycat Forfar goal at 6:52 the third period, reclaiming the lead for Ryerson. In the last of the bad bounces for Brock, Ryerson’s Alyssa Connolly (Mount Albert, Ont.) would dump the puck into the offensive zone on a line change. A strange skip past Murphy would lead to Ryerson’s fourth goal of the game.
The Badgers added another goal midway through the period, but a late-game spark wasn’t enough for Brock in this matchup. Ryerson would finish the game with a 4-3 regulation victory over the Badgers, capturing three crucial points moving forward in the tight playoff race.
The Rams power play was not active tonight, going 0/3 on the matchup. The team excelled at even-strength and managed to contain the Brock man-advantage play, further ensuring victory for Ryerson.
The team has just one matchup next weekend, taking on the Waterloo Warriors on the road next Saturday.