Davidson delivers as Martlets stretch streak to 43

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Published: 8Feb2009

By Earl Zukerman

OTTAWA – Vanessa Davidson of Kirkland, Que., scored a pair of goals as No.1-ranked McGill tripled the Gee-Gees 3-1 in women’s hockey, Sunday, and run their win streak to 43 consecutive games.

It marked the 250th career victory for head coach Peter Smith and was also Ottawa’s 17th consecutive loss to McGill, which owns a 31-2-1 record in their last 34 meetings against the Gee-Gees.

Amy Soberano of Toronto was credited with the game-winner, when she hit pay-dirt at 18:37 of the first period to give the Martlets a two-goal cushion.

Davidson’s third period power play marker iced the contest and was her 17th of the season.

Joyce Spruyt ruined goaltender Charline Labonté’s bid for her 51st career shutout when she scored her fourth of the season at 6:56 of the second period. Labonté was called upon to make a season high 29 saves for the win as her record improved to 11-0.

McGill outshot Ottawa 44-30 and Jessika Audet made 41 saves in a losing cause for the Gee-Gees.

MARTLET MURMURS: Four members of the Martlets will be leaving on Feb. 14 for the Winter Universiade in Harbin, China, February 18-28. Rearguard Cathy Chartrand of Lac Nominingue, Que., was selected to play for a Canadian team composed of 20 CIS players, along with centre Vanessa Davidson of Kirkland, Que., plus forwards Caroline Hill of Dorval, Que., and Alyssa Cecere of Brossard, Que. All four are physical education majors and will miss McGill’s five remaining five games before playoffs begin.


SCORING SUMMARY

McGill 3 at Ottawa 1

(Feb 8, 2009 @ uOttawa Sports Complex)

FIRST PERIOD:
Scoring - 1. McGill, Vanessa Davidson (16) (M.A. Leclerc-Auger, A.S. Bettez) 5:18
2. McGill, Amy Soberano (8) (V. Wells, C. Gauvin) 18:37

Penalties -
J. Reinholcz Ott (high sticking) 12:32

SECOND PERIOD:
Scoring -
3. Ottawa, Joyce Spruyt (4) (C. Breukelman, J. Levac) 6:56

Penalties -
C. Chartrand Mcg (high sticking) 3:17,
C. Breukelman Ott (tripping) 4:36,
OTTAWA BENCH Served by C. Breukelman Ott (too many men) 8:20,
K. deWit Ott (roughing) 9:41,
T. Brown Ott (interference) 13:38,
C. Chartrand Mcg (interference) 15:21

THIRD PERIOD:
Scoring -
4. McGill, Vanessa Davidson (17) (C. Ward, M.A. Leclerc-Auger) 8:50 (PP)

Penalties -
A. Burrill Ott (hooking) 4:49,
J. Reinholcz Ott (bodychecking) 8:19,
J. Sheehan Mcg (tripping) 18:15

SHOTS BY PERIOD:
McG: 12 12 20 -- 44
OTT: 11 10 9 -- 30

GOALS BY PERIOD:
McG: 2 - 0 - 1 -- 3
OTT: 0 - 1 - 0 -- 1

Power Play Conversion
McGill 1-7.
Ottawa 0-3.

PENALTIES (No/Mins)
McGill 3-6.
Ottawa 7-14.

Goaltenders
McGill
Charline Labonte [W, 11-0-0, 60:00, SV: 29, GA: 1]

Ottawa
Jessica Audet [L, 5-6-0, 59:36, SV: 41 GA: 3]

Start : 6:00 PM
End : 8:01 PM
Attendance : 0


THREE GAME STARS:
1. Vanessa Davidson, McGill
2. Charline Labonte, McGill
3. Marie-Andree Leclerc-Auger, McGill

 

McGILL LINEUP SCRATCHES:
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G Kalie Townsend
G Gabrielle Smith (dressed but DNP)
D Shaunn Rabinovich
F Alyssa Cecere (INJD)

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