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McGilvray shootout goal gives Rams the edge in Laurier standoff

By Jessica Pincente

WATERLOO, Ont. - Sixty-five minutes of play and three rounds of a shootout were not enough to solve this key matchup for the Ryerson Rams, but the team managed to claim a 1-0 shootout victory against the Laurier Golden Hawks in their second game of 2018.

Three scoreless regulation periods came and went quickly for the Rams who couldn’t break through the Golden Hawks defense.  Ryerson would outshoot Laurier 44-21 through the game but yet couldn’t capitalize on their opportunities.

Specifically, Ryerson couldn’t seem to solve Laurier goaltender Hannah Miller (Georgetown, Ont.).  Miller stopped 44 of 44 shots for the Golden Hawks on the matchup.  

A shootout was necessary to solve this one, and the teams remained even after three shooters on each side.  Ryerson’s Alex Rodriguez (Toronto, Ont.) would score for the Rams in the first round and Laurier forward Emily Woodhouse (St Marys, Ont.) put one past Rachel Seeley (Ottawa, Ont.) on her team’s third attempt, pushing the shootout into sudden death.

Sarah McGilvray (Stouffville, Ont.) was the hero tonight, scoring on Ryerson’s fourth attempt to claim a 1-0 victory for the Rams.

The game was eerily similar to the last meeting between the two teams on October 22nd - the matchup was sent to a shootout as well, with Ryerson taking the 1-0 shootout victory over Laurier.

A successful semester-opening weekend for the Rams saw the team come away with five crucial points in the tight OUA playoff race.

Looking ahead, the Rams will enjoy a three-game homestand in their upcoming games.  The team will take on the Queen’s Gaels and the Waterloo Warriors next weekend at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

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