It took Amanda Douglas and her Avalanche teammates just 11 minutes to set the tone for their W-League game. Douglas scored her first goal as an Avalanche and seven minutes later Danya Barsalona scored her first of two.
Hamilton took a 2-0 lead into the second half and controlled the tempo of the game. Three more goals in the second half resulted in a 5-0 final. Hamilton now sits in third place in the Northern Division.
Vermont was playing its second game in as many nights, having lost to Rochester by a 4-0 score on Friday night. When they met Hamilton, they were minus their leading scorer, Kristen Boujas. Sandra Sorgini scored Hamilton’s 4th goal.
Avalanche Coach Billy McKenna was pleased with his team’s performance. “We played well in every facet of the game. Every player made a solid contribution, both offensively and defensively.”
Kristi De Vries had an outstanding game anchoring the Avalanche defence, providing keeper Stacey Van Boxmeer, who didn’t see her first shot until the 29th minute. McKenna continued, Both Kristi (De Vries) and Shundel (Francis) were a big presence in the back, but everyone defended well.
Hamilton is back in action next Saturday (June 24) when they host the Laval Comets. Gametime is 7 p.m at Mohawk Sports Complex, Field #4.
The next night the Avalanche play the Ottawa Fury. That game starts at 5:00 p.m. at Brian Timmis Stadium.