Morehouse Helps Outlaws Stay Perfect
Taking on the St. Mary’s Rock on Saturday at Walpole Island, the game started slowly for Chatham as they looked sluggish and sloppy in the 1st period. The Outlaws were somewhat fortunate to get out of the period with the game still tied 0-0. Chatham came around in the 2nd period and started to control the play, with Megan Morehouse scoring her 1st goal of the game, and then she setting up Kate Erickson minutes later to give Chatham a 2-0 lead after 2 periods.
The Outlaws dominated the game from there on out as Megan Morehouse scored another goal and then only seconds later completed her hat trick with assists from linemates Kate Erickson and Shayna Daly. Chatham rounded out the scoring when Sydney Sabourin scored off of a set up from Isabelle Rossi and Darby Barnard. Larissa McFadden earned the shutout in net bailing Chatham out a few times early in the game. The 5-0 victory was Chatham’s 4th win in a row to open the season.
On Sunday, Chatham hosted the Stratford Aces at Memorial arena and were looking to stay on a roll and remain undefeated in league play. Chatham defeated Stratford the previous weekend on the road 3-0 , but Stratford was looking for revenge.
The Outlaws opened the scoring in the 1st period when Megan Morehouse conrinued her strong start to the season, breaking free after taking a pass from Hilary Pomajba and finishing with a lovely back hander. Stratford hwoever, would score only minutes later off a scramble at the side of the Chatham goal. After Stratford’s goal, Outlaws goalie Caitlyn Cressman would shut the door on Stratford the rest of the way.
Both teams battled back and forth, and by the 3rd period Chatham was starting to carry the majority of the play, but a hot Stratford goalie kept denying Chatham’s scoring chances. With the game looking like it would end in a 1-1 tie, Megan Morehouse would save the day and cap off her stellar weekend, as she took a pass from Shayna Daly, raced down the wing and buried a shot bar down with 2 seconds left in the game to lift Chatham to a well deserved 2-1 victory.
Chatham remains undefeated in league play with a 5-0 record and are back on the road Saturday in Waterloo.