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Varsity Blues outmatch Rams in matinee

By Luke Bellus

TORONTO - It was a game that Ryerson will like to put behind them, falling 7-1 to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

It didn’t seem like that would be the case in the early stages of the game. Ryerson took an early 1-0 lead when Camryn Tait got a centering pass and wired one past the Varsity Blues goalie.

Coming into the game the Varsity Blues had shown that the first period was a weak spot in their game. The early Ryerson goal made it appear as though the trend would continue but that was not the case.

Toronto would come back just before the halfway mark of the period and tie the game up. The game wouldn’t be tied for too long and the Varsity Blues took a 2-1 lead into the second period.

The second period is where Toronto created their separation. The first nine minutes were back and forth action with neither team scoring. But then Toronto added two goals in the span of 59 seconds and their lead became comfortable.

Ryerson took their timeout with the hopes of changing the momentum but that wasn’t the case. Just a few minutes later the Varsity Blues added to their lead once again, extending the lead to 5-1.

The fifth goal would spell the end of the game for Natalie Thompson and make it back to back games that a Ryerson goalie has been pulled.

Toronto added their final two goals in the third period. Ryerson also saw the puck find the back of the net in the third, however, the referee had lost sight of the puck and blown the play dead before it crossed the line.

As the game went on frustration grew for Ryerson. They will need to shake off that frustration and bounce back fast. The Brock Badgers are next on their schedule on Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

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