Today, the Riveters and the Whitecaps played their second game of their weekend series. The Riveters would look to bounce back from their 9-2 drubbing yesterday.
The game was a much tighter affair than yesterday. There was great defensive effort from both teams. After some great back and forth action from both teams, and both goalies turning out some great saves, it would take till about a little over the 14 minute mark to get the games first goal. The goal came from the former Riveter, Audra Richards, who nabbed her first goal of the season. Assist on the play coming from Lauren Barnes.
The lead would be short though as two minutes later, the Riveters would answer. The goal coming off the rush, a great pass coming from Mallory Rushton across the offensive zone. It would be Kendall Cornine who would slot home the shot past Leveille.
That would be how the period would end with a 1-1 tie. Penalties in the period would be three for the Whitecaps and one for the Riveters. However, neither team would be able to take advantage of that. The Whitecaps also out-shot the Riveters 11-7 in the period.
In the second period, the Riveters would come out strong again, looking to capitalize on the late goal they scored. They would be rewarded for their momentum by scoring a little over halfway through the second period. The goal would be scored by the Riveters heart and soul of the team, Madison Packer. No assists came from the play.
The Riveters would keep the lead for a brief time as three minutes later, the Whitecaps would answer back. The goal coming from Amanda Boulier; who came off a great season last year, and is continuing her good play. The assist on the play coming from Allie Thunstrom.
The period would end with both teams again tied, 2-2. The only penalty in the period came from the Riveters, and the Whitecaps could not take advantage of it. However, the Whitecaps did again out-shoot the Riveters 17-10 in the period.
In the third period, there was pretty even match-up between both teams, however it would be the Riveters who would strike first blood in the period. The goal came from Kendall Cornine again, it would be her second of the game and it came on the power play.
The Whitecaps would pour on some more pressure to get the game tied, however the Riveters defense played well and staved off any offensive chances. It would be another 14 minutes before we would get the games next goal. (Yes, both goalies were playing that great.) It would be the Whitecaps who would eventually tie the game up. The goal coming from Allie Thunstrom, who slotted home the goal past Walther’s five hole.
The late goal would push the game to overtime, and in the extra session, it would only take 35 seconds. A great shot from the circle by Rebecca Morse would elude Leveille’s glove and would give the Riveters the overtime win.
The Riveters won’t be playing next weekend as they have a bye. The next game for the Whitecaps will be against the Boston Pride on October 19 at 630p in Boston.