Hawks fall short in Battle of Waterloo

Photo by Dotun Jide

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks women’s hockey team faced off against the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday night after a rough start to the season, going scoreless in both of their first two games.

The game got off to a quick start in favour of the Warriors as they scored just 56 seconds into the game, leaving Laurier in a deficit before the gameplay even picked up.

 The Golden Hawks would stand their ground however, playing tough defense and holding the Warriors to one goal through almost two full periods.

Waterloo would come to show their dominance with two minutes left in the second period as they scored again, leaving the Golden Hawks behind by two with only 20 minutes left to play.

The Golden Hawks refused to go down without a fight however, and forward Jaden Head netted Laurier’s first goal of the season with 10 minutes left to play.

Unfortunately for Laurier, the final score of was 2-1, leaving their record through three games at 0-0-2-1. The women did not go down without a fight however, putting stellar offensive pressure on the Warriors and holding their own on defense. Cohen Meyers, the rookie goalie, was a brick wall for the team and saved 29 of 31 shots in the game.

The Golden Hawks will face off against the York University Lions at Canlan Ice Sports on Nov. 4.

The Lions are 0-5 so far this year, so Laurier will be looking to pick up their first win of the season on the road this weekend. 

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