28th May, 2018

Dominant third period guides Vixens to Sheffield win

ICE HOCKEY: A DOMINANT third period guided Solihull Vixens to their latest Elite League win against Sheffield Shadows.

The defending champions proved no match for Vixens who edged out the home side in the opening two periods before proving superior in the closing 20.

Saffron Allen fed a well timed pass to star forward Amy Trueman as Vixens took the lead with nine minutes on the clock.

Shadows were quick to respond though as three minutes later Hazel Wilson created space for Jodie Bloom, who was well positioned to beat Vixens netminder Michelle Franklin to level the score.

Gemma Taylor was boxed for tripping on 12 minutes, but Vixens made light work of their first penalty kill.

Katie Henry’s strike helped Vixens regain their one-goal lead at 28.04 before Sheffield’s Liz Saunders responded with a marker of her own just 50 seconds later.

Hannah Maurice had Cloe Keijzer to thank for her marker as Vixens again took the lead.

Vixens stamped their authority on the game for the first time at the start of the third period as goals from Wallace and Henry stretched the visitors’ lead to three.

A composed finish to the game saw Vixens claim another win, defeating their northern rivals 2-5.

Vixens now have a weeks rest before they take on league leaders Bracknell.

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