Ryerson Rams women’s rundown: Week 3

The Ryerson Rams women’s team were in full force this weekend and all the teams were very successful. Here on this week’s Ryerson Rams women’s roundup, 49 takes a look at all the games that happened in the last few days.

Fastpitch:

The Ryerson women’s fastpitch team is always the busiest of the bunch, although this weekend was an anomaly. After playing six-game in three days two weeks ago, the Rams only played two in their last go around.

The two games though were of utmost importance and full of fire, as Ryerson faced their downtown rivals the University of Toronto. The Varsity Blues hosted both games, and with the field being closer to the Ryerson campus than usual- the Rams had many fans attend.

Both games were well contested, with each team finishing with a win. In the first of the two games, the Rams prevailed 6-2, despite being outhit by the Varsity Blues 8-7.

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Emma Carr, who has been straight fire at the plate for Ryerson collected another pair of RBI to add to her already lofty tally on the season.

Ryerson did not have as much luck in the second game of the weekend, falling 4-2 to Toronto. The Rams led the game for most of the day but eventually lost in heartbreaking fashion. Ryerson hopped out to a 2-0 lead before the Blues tied them heading into the seventh and final inning. Stepping up to the plate with the game on the line, the Varsity Blues made no mistake, scoring two runs for and sealing the 4-2 win.

The results keep Ryerson with a .500 record through eight games in September. It’s not as good as they were hoping, but its nothing to scoff at either. The Rams will now travel to Ottowa to take on both the Carleton University Ravens and the University of Ottowa Gee-Gees.

Soccer:

Ram’s women soccer did very well last week, winning both of their games and extending their win streak to three straight- their longest since 2015.

The first of two matches took place Friday night and saw Ryerson down the Trent University Excalibur 2-1 at Downsview. The game was the one of the hardest of the season for the Rams, who had to scrap until the final whistle to secure the three points.

The key point which propelled the Rams to victory was their elite and precise passing, as was touched upon by head coach Natalie Bukovec post-game. “I loved the fact that we capitalized on a great one-touch play on the first goal,” said the manager, who also went on to explain that it was one of their major focuses in training leading up to the weekend.

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Ryerson celebrates a goal (Ryerson Rams)

In terms of the actual game, the Rams opened the scoring in the dying embers of the first half. Ryerson’s Katie Joyce, from Newfoundland, got the blue and gold on the board first, who finished off a superb cross from her teammate Breannah Webster. That goal gave Ryerson confidence heading into the break, and the ability to manage the game in the second half.

After being able to reflect on their first-half performance, and having a lead intact- the Rams were able to get their safety goal in the 75th minute as Pickering, Ontario’s Brooke Pearson scored a long-range screamer from well outside the penalty area.

Trent got their consolation goal in the 85th minute, however, the Excalibur were unable to pull the sword of victory out of the 2-0 stone.

-Game 2-

If you think one win in a weekend is good, then you’ll fall in love with the second game of the set- where the Ram’s won yet again, giving them their first six-point weekend of the year.

Facing the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks in the second match, the Rams had their way all day- coming out with a 3-0 win. Making the win even more impressive, was the fact that they did it with only 10 players. Ryerson defender Samantha Nauss was given a red card in the first half, forcing the Rams to play shorthanded for the majority of the day.

Unlike in Friday’s match against Trent, Ryerson did not have to wait long to get their foot in front, as they scored their first goal in the games 20th minute. Alex Rodkin gave them the lead with a long-range effort, and her goal proved to be the winning one. The other goals came in the second half, another one from Pearson, as well as new addition Jade Vyfhuis.

With the pair of wins, the Rams move into third place in the OUA East standings, with 12 points through six games- only 1 point behind second-place Queens, and four behind leaders the University of Ottawa.

Ryerson now gets set to take on their rivals the University of Toronto at Varsity stadium this coming Sunday.

Hockey:

Finally! They’re back on the Ice! The ryerson rams womens hockey team hit the frozen pond at the MAttamy athletic centre this past weekend, as they opened their preseason with games against the University of Quebec (Montreal), as well as the University of Toronto.

Ryerson lost both of the games by one goal, but the team has begun to iron out some of the kinks that naturally come with any preseason. 49 took an in-depth look at these two games in the story which is linked below.

RYERSON WOMEN’S HOCKEY PRE-SEASON RECAP

Thats all for this weeks women’s sports action at Ryerson, keep checking 49 Sport to stay on top of everything Ryerson Rams athletics.

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