MacKnight & Lancers end first half in Kingston

The Lancers defeated the Badgers 5-2 last Friday, but could not replicate the success on Saturday evening against the Guelph Gryphons.

Ankur Kumar

Reporter

The Lancers defeated the Badgers 5-2 last Friday, but could not replicate the success on Saturday evening against the Guelph Gryphons.

Still, the Lancers remain confident of sweeping the season series in the upcoming rematch against the 11-1-3 Queen’s Gaels—Erinn Noseworthy’s hat trick and Jenny MacKnight’s three assists served the Gaels their first regulation loss of the season.

“We’re looking to end the first half of the season with a win,” said MacKnight, who notched an assist in each game this past weekend and continues to remain one of the strongest point producers in the OUA.

The Gryphons’ Jessica Pinkerton scored twice against the Lancers, posting her eleventh and twelfth goals of the season – claiming the goal scoring led in the conference. Nonetheless, Jenny MacKnight and the Lancers do not let the loss to Guelph reflect how the next game will go against the first place Gaels.

“We come to every game not looking where they are ranked. It’s fun to go in as underdogs,” said MacKnight. “We can play against any team and we know we can win.”

A team who has shown that the regulation loss earlier this season was a mere hiccup will challenge MacKnight and the Lancers. Since the loss, the Gaels have won three straight and have sprung another dominant scorer upon the OUA. After posting a combined two goals and four assists in games versus Laurentian and Nipissing, Morgan McHaffie is third in OUA scoring, one spot ahead of Jenny MacKnight —the difference being a single assist.

Having posted a 2-3-1 record in games away from South Windsor Arena, the Lancers will once again face the challenge of visiting an opponent who has remained near perfect on home ice—the Gaels have won six of eight at Memorial Centre so far this season.

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