TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team dropped a tight 2-1 game in overtime to the visiting Waterloo Warriors Saturday afternoon at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Bailey Bradt (Ilderton, Ont.) notched the game-winner going top shelf with a loose puck 2:58 into the extra frame.
After a furious third period forecheck, Ryerson's Jessica Hartwick (Brampton, Ont.) finally tied the game with only 5:11 remaining in regulation. Her point shot was assisted by Stephanie Chiste (Nobleton, Ont.) just 25 seconds into a Rams power play.
Kelly MacLean (St. George, Ont.) scored the first goal of the game for the Warriors one minute into the second period. The power play marker came off a pass from Marissa Redmond (Ajax, Ont.) when a clearing attempt was caught in the slot.
Second-year netminder Rebecca Bouwhuis (Orilla, Ont.) earned her sixth win on the season for Waterloo (6-10-2) by stopping 33 shots.
Dana Carson (London, Ont.) fell to 0-5 while turning aside 30 of 32 shots for Ryerson.
Special teams was huge in this one as both teams combined to score two goals on 11 power plays.
Both teams traded chances, including at least three 2-on1 opportunities for the Rams in the second frame. The Rams best chance early came with just under two minutes left in the opening period. Bouwhuis was down with a wide open net during a scramble after a tip by Emily Popelar (Toronto, Ont.) but Melissa Wronzberg (Thornhill, Ont.) was unable to coral the puck for a clean shot.
Ryerson (2-15-1) will next play on Sunday, January 13 when they visit the Wilfrid Laurier Goldenhawks.