Ontario Tech woman put ranked Nipissing on ice in Oshawa – Ridgeback Report


Published February 22, 2022 at 2:56 pm

Photos by Al Fournier

Barron, Budimunda Ontario Tech athletes of the week

Matthew Barron (Yarmouth, N.S.) of the men’s hockey team and Vanessa Budimunda (Montreal, Que.) of the women’s basketball team have been named the Ontario Tech athletes of the week for the period ending February 20.

Barron, a criminology and justice studies major, finished with a three-point week for the Ridgebacks, starting off with a goal on Wednesday against the Nipissing Lakers. On Friday night he picked up two assists, helping Ontario Tech pick up a 4-1 win over the RMC Paladins.

Budimunda, a legal studies major, picked up the Ridgebacks only double-double of the week. She scored 14 with 10 boards in the second game of the week against the York Lions, which followed her 12 point and seven rebound performance earlier in the week against the same Lions.

Women’s curling team off to OUA Championships

The Ontario Tech women’s curling team is off to the OUA championship this Friday in Waterloo, starting the three-day tournament on Friday morning at 9 a.m. against the Laurier Golden Hawks.

Stay in the know by following the Ridgebacks on Twitter or Ontario Tech curling on Instagram.

Women’s hockey team upset Nipissing

The Ontario Tech women’s hockey team knocked off the No. 5 ranked Nipissing Lakers 2-1 on Thursday afternoon in Oshawa.

Nicole Escano and Madeline Schroder gave the Ridgebacks and 2-0 lead and Brooke Vial did the rest, making 35 saves to preserve the win.

Prior to the game the team recognized Kassidy Ford for playing 100 games at Ontario Tech.

Men’s hockey squad take down RMC

It was a stellar Friday night for the Ontario Tech men’s hockey team taking home a 4-1 win against the RMC Paladins.

Andrew Suriyuth opened the scoring for Ontario Tech and after RMC tied it the Ridgebacks came back to salt it away with goals by JC Thivierge, Jack Patterson and Sean Ross.

Leif Hertz made 28 saves for the victory.

Woman’s basketball team fall to York

The Ontario Tech women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a hot start from the York Lions Saturday afternoon as they fell 87-63.

After giving up 29 points in the opening quarter, Ontario Tech dug in on defence and found some solid offensive showings in the loss. Hadeza Ismalia led the way for the Ridgebacks with 20 points and four rebounds, Vanessa Budimunda had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Alyssa Carin had 14 points and three rebounds

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