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Badgers Squeak Past Mustangs

Greg Bowman

The Mustangs women's hockey team looked to continue their hot start to the season in their Home Opener at Thompson Arena Friday night against the Brock Badgers.  The Mustangs were 2-0-0-0 heading into the tilt after a dominating road trip which saw them score 11 goals in Northern Ontario over two games against Nipissing and Laurentian.  The Badgers came into action with fewer goals for, but also fewer against, as they only gave up three through two games against Queens (2-0 Loss) and UOIT (5-1 Win), for a 1-0-1-0 record. 

The first frame started off with some great pressure from the Mustangs which saw them draw some early penalties as a result.  Finally, on their third attempt with the man-advantage, Surrey, B.C. native Megan Taylor beat Badgers' goaltender Jensen Murphy after a scramble in the crease to give Western the first goal of the game.  The Badgers wasted no time responding, however, as 9 seconds into their first powerplay Kimberly Brown tickled the twine to even the game up.  The teams traded scoring chances, but neither budged as they went into the intermission tied at 1.