The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees fell just short against the Carleton Ravens Friday evening, dropping a 2-0 decision at the Ice House on the Carleton University campus.
The Ravens capitalized on a pair of breakaways. Carly Wouters found the back of the net in the first period, and Hannah Dinovitzer doubled the Carleton advantage in the second.
Ottawa had their opportunities to claw back into the game. They had a powerplay in the third period that looked promising, but ultimately could not solve Katelyn Steele in goal for Carleton.
The Gee-Gees were 0-for-8 on the man advantage in the game, despite a handful of opportunities, Ottawa could not find the back of the net. A positive for the Gee-Gees was their penalty kill, the team was a perfect 3-for-3 on the night.
The shots on goal were in favour of the Gee-Gees, but not by a landslide. The Gee-Gees outshot the Ravens 28-23 on the night, including a fruitless 9-2 in the final period. Gee-Gees goaltender Maude Levesque-Ryan was only beaten on the two breakaways, and was solid between the pipes for the rest of the game.
This was the last game of the first half of the season for the Gee-Gees. Over the break, the team will look to regain some health and find some offensive production that has been lacking in the final weeks of the first semester.
The team will resume their 2018-19 campaign in the new year against the Université de Montreal Carabins on Friday, Jan 11 at CEPSUM in Montreal.