By Daniel Rocchi
- Ryerson forces ties trailing 2-0, 3-2
- Rams outshoot Lions 43-27
- York ends seven-game losing streak, Ryerson denied a third straight win
Ryerson’s women’s hockey team tied the game twice but couldn’t complete the comeback against the York Lions in a 4-3 loss on Thursday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.
Lauren Nicholson scored her fourth goal of the year while Karli Nummikoski and Alyssa Connolly added their first tallies of the season as Ryerson had its two-game winning streak snapped.
The Rams outshot York 34-16 in the second and third periods, but Eva Hall made 40 saves to give the Lions their first victory in eight games.
Nicholson tied the game 3-3 for the Rams near the midway point of the third period, but Justine Treadwell beat Ryerson goalie Sydney Authier less than 90 seconds later to put York up for good. Authier was pulled in favour of Rachel Seeley after allowing four goals on 24 shots.
Trailing 2-0 in the second period, Connolly got the Rams on the board with less than six minutes to play in the frame. Nummikoski tied the game just 1:59 into the third, but Amy Locke responded for York exactly 40 seconds later.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 3-1-4-2 on the year and sit 10th in the 13-team OUA. York improves to 2-1-6-3, two points back of Ryerson and second-last in the conference.
UP NEXT: The Rams face UOIT in a Saturday afternoon matchup at the Mattamy Athletic Centre on Nov. 25. The Ridgebacks are 11th in the OUA and sit one point behind Ryerson. Puck drop is set for 2 p.m.