The Golden Jets senior women had a historic weekend to conclude the MLWP regular season sweeping their three games.
Bolstered by two players from Capital Wave, sisters Veronica and Valeria Rojas, the team (named “Golden Wave” to reflect the combined effort of the Golden Jets and Capital Wave clubs) scored a huge first-ever win over CAMO (Montreal) in the final game of the weekend and season.
Until late in the second quarter, four times CAMO scored only to see the Golden Wave respond to tie things up. However, the team could not respond to a late CAMO goal before the end of the first half and trailed 5-4 heading into the third quarter. The same scenario played out in that quarter as the Golden Wave tied it up only to see CAMO retake the lead near the end of the quarter.
Right after the swimoff to begin the final quarter, the Golden Wave scored to tie it up 6-6 and followed that up with two more goals to take a 8-6 lead after two and a half minutes. CAMO got one of those back at the half way mark which then set up a nail-biting back and forth final three and a half minutes in which neither team could break the other’s defence and the Golden Wave held on for its monumental 8-7 win. Ana Miroslavic and Rojas (Valeria) led the way with two goals apiece while Cairlyn Tiedje, Rojas Veronica), Kassie Fraser and Brittany Sinclair added singles.
The Golden Wave opened the weekend with a 12-4 win over St. Lambert (Montreal). The game started slowly for the team which led 1-0 after the opening quarter. The lead was extended to 5-2 at the half and 9-3 at the end of three quarters as the players began to mesh better with each quarter played. Shae Fournier led all scorers with five goals while Tiedje followed with four goals. Miroslavic, Ali Kraft and Nicole Brown notched singles.
Later on in the evening, the Golden Wave was back in the pool against DDO (Montreal) and flew out to a 7-0 first quarter lead. The team never looked back and ended the game with a convincing 15-1 victory. Fournier again led all scorers with four goals. Miroslavic and Rojas (Valeria) each had a hat trick, Fraser and Rojas (Veronica) scored twice and Brown added the final tally.
The perfect weekend gave the Golden Wave first place in the Western Division of the Eastern Conference. The MLWP Championships are the weekend of March 23-25 in Montreal.