Unionville claims fifth win in row with 6-0 drubbing of Radnor
By Dave Conard, Sports Editor Unionville Times.com
ASTON — There comes a certain amount of pressure being a champion in any sport, but when you carry the moniker Flyers Cup
In this area the orange and black are still beloved, even though the last time they hoisted Lord Stanley’s cup was in 1975 following their win over the Buffalo Sabres, and for the last two seasons the Unionville girls varsity, much like those Broad Street Bullies teams, has left the ice lifting the championship trophy to the skies.
On Saturday night, the Indians (6-1) kept their winning ways going as senior goal tender Jenna Lisicky recorded her second consecutive shut out with a 6-0 win over Radnor at Iceline quad rinks in Aston.
Led by junior Lyndsey Wenzel, who had three goals on the night, the second coming on a play where she displayed some nifty moves that would have made, Bobby Clarke take notice, en route to a wrist shot over the glove of goal tender Emily Melvin extending the Indians lead to 4-0 mid way through the second period.
“We miss our seniors from last year they were our besties,” said Wenzel. “It is petty cool to have a reputation as being one of the best teams in the area. A lot of us have played varsity together since middle school in eighth grade, so we have all become very comfortable with each other and built more than just a team.”
Wenzel and company put on a clinic against the younger less experienced Radnor squad as Unionville racked up 47 shots on goal while allowing six in a stifling defensive effort by the blue and gold.
Blue liner and freshman Emily Anderson (3 goals, 4 assists) posted two points (goal, assist) in the tilt and helped fueled a relentless assault on the Radnor net in which fellow freshman Sarah O’Neil (goal, 6 assists) scored an even strength goal and two assists.
“It’s definitely a sense of pride when we put this jersey on,” said senior captain Jenna Lisicky. “We still have to go out every game and work to maintain the level we have set for ourselves. Our goal is to get back the Flyers Cup and win it for the third time in a row. We have to stay focused but with the team we have there is no reason we can’t succeed.”
Even though Unionville is nothing but business when they step onto the ice there, is no shortage of humor when it comes to pre and post game socialization.
“We like to play music that makes us fell pretty,” added Wenzel. “We crank up Britney Spears, Beyonce and fun tunes. We not only rock on the ice we are a great looking team as well,” said Wenzel, with a grin on her face. “This pony tail says a lot when it’s fling by you on the ice.”
The win drew Unionville into a tie in the standing with West Chester East and Downingtown East at 12 points and kept first place Haverford (7-0-0) within striking distance.
On another note, the Unionville girl’s varsity squad has received an invitation from the Flyers organization to attend this year’s NHL Bridgestone Winter Classic on January 2, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park, as their guest and to be honored at the pre game ceremonies leading up to the Flyers taking on division rival New York Rangers.
“To be asked to be a part of such a great game is such an honor,” said Lisicky. “We are very excited to have a chance to be on the ice with NHL players and be a part of a national event like the Winter Classic. We don’t know yet what part we will play in the pre game, but what ever it is will be awesome.”
UV 2:20 Wenzel O’Neil
UV 4:15 Anderson Elvin
UV 14:54 O’Neil Anderson
UV 3:43 Wenzel O’Neil
UV 4:19 Topp
UV 7:23 Wenzel
Unionville 3 2 1 -6
Radnor 0 0 0 -0
Shots on goal: Unionville 47, Radnor 6