Karbonik power play goal pushes Rams past Waterloo
WATERLOO, Ont. - Two second period goals would give the Ryerson Rams a necessary edge in topping the Waterloo Warriors as the Rams took home a crucial 2-1 win in one of the fastest-paced games the team has seen this season.
Back-and-forth action to open up the game lead to both teams exchanging scoring chances through the first period. The Warriors were battling hard against the Rams in what appeared to be a very physical matchup between these two hungry teams, but a very fast-paced first period left both teams scoreless after twenty minutes of play.
The second period brought each of the game’s three goals, and Ryerson would be the first to strike. Five minutes into the period, Rams captain Ailish Forfar (Sharon, Ont.) would score her team’s first goal of the game. With her goal against Waterloo, Forfar has now scored 10 goals and 10 assists (totaling 20 points) through 19 games this season.
Amy Barnard (Cambridge, Ont.) tallied Waterloo’s only goal of the matchup, pushing the puck through Rachel Seely’s (Ottawa, Ont.) five-hole from up close to tie the game at one. The Rams would hit the power play just a few minutes later, and forward Kayla Karbonik (St. Andrews, Man.) scored her second goal of the year to regain the lead for her team. Karbonik’s goal would be the eventual game-winner for Ryerson.
A relatively quiet third period brought the game to a close, and Ryerson took home a 2-1 regulation victory over the Waterloo Warriors.
The importance of earning three points has already had a tangible outcome in the standings for the Rams, as the team leapfrogged the Toronto Varsity Blues, the Brock Badgers and the Nipissing Lakers to claim the fourth-place position in the OUA with a total of 33 points on the season.
The Rams will be back in action next weekend for a doubleheader against the Nipissing Lakers Friday and Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.