Lady Trojans sweep away bad taste of 0-7 start

The SAIT Trojans women’s hockey team picked up their third victory on Jan. 11  against Red Deer College (RDC) on their first weekend sweep of the 2013/14 Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) season.

After starting the season 0-7, the Trojans won four of their next five games, to start a turnaround in their season.

SAIT’s home game ended as a 2-1 win for the Trojans, when Hailey Brooks netted the winning goal while on the power play.

“I feel very fortunate, so I take it as a learning practice and work my performance every day trying to get better,” said Brooks.

Lynsey Keaton opened the scoring in the second period.

“Terry (head coach Terry Larson) had great expectations from all of us. I’m glad I kept up with it,” she said.

With two wins for the weekend, goalie Laticia Castillo, a first-year business administration student, allowed one goal on 54 shots attempted.

“My team needs me,” said Castillo.

“It’s going to be a tough season with the games lined up.”

I’m pleased with their performance so far, we’re now going into the third round with a couple of wins in a string – Terry Larson.

“I knew they would get back on us. They are experienced, with a great positive game spirit,” said Terry Larson, Trojans women’s head coach.

In a home-and-home series on the Jan. 18-19 weekend, the team was looking to continue its recent success against NAIT Ooks.

“I’m pleased with their performance so far, we’re now going into the third round with a couple of wins in a string,” said Larson.

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As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Nabila Ruhi worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2013-2014 academic year.