Oxford frozen out

Sarah Creber - Sports Writer 19 June 2009

Cambridge victorious in women’s ice hockey

Cambridge 10 Oxford 2

The light-blues brought home the honours for the second year running in the women’s varsity match touted as the longest standing ice-hockey rivalry in the world. With no home ice rink and therefore unable to qualify for the national women’s league Cambridge have often been regarded as the underdog since the matches began in the early 1980s.

In 2008 Cambridge were victorious for the first time in 12 years. Thus it was with high hopes that the Cambridge team went into the 2009 match played in Peterborough.

The game began cautiously until Oxford pocketed the first goal midway through the first period. Cambridge responded by scoring four goals in quick succession in the final minutes of the first period.

The second and third periods also went to Cambridge with three further goals before one final goal for the Dark Blues late in the third period. Cambridge goal scorers were Captain Sarah Creber (5), Lana Porter (2), Claudiane Ouellet-Plamondon, Siok Ong, and Clare Watkinson.

Spectacular goal keeping by Cambridge’s rookie netminder Christina Yek played a big role in the wide goal differential. With a final score of Cambridge 10 -Oxford 2, the Light Blue women made it very clear that they would bring home the trophy to become back-to-back champions for the first, though definitely not last, time in club history.

Sarah Creber – Sports Writer