It seems like a very good plan so far. While the Voyageurs garnered a season opening split at home, dropping a 4-0 decision to the Guelph Gryphons before making history on Sunday with a 3-1 win over the Brock Badgers, Colarossi could not have asked for more between the pipes.
On Saturday, St. Charles College graduate Emily Toffoli-Henderson turned aside 33 of the 37 shots she faced, including all 15 in the final frame in keeping the score respectable against a very powerful Guelph team.
The Gryphons netted a pair of goals in both the first and second periods, with Amanda Perkins leading the way with a two-goal effort. Kandace Charbonneau and Kaitlyn Mora rounded out the scoring for the visitors, with Stephanie Nehring recording the shutout, making 19 saves along the way.
On Sunday, Woodstock native Laura Deller decided that a little "one upsmanship" was in order. The 5-4 puckstopper was absolutely sensational, peppered with 52 shots and surrendering only a second-period goal to Jessica Fickel as Laurentian tripped up the visiting Badgers.
Deller received some offensive support early as Rayside-Balfour native and team captain Julie Hébert potted their first goal in LU women's hockey history, beating Jenna Sosnoski just 13 seconds in.
With the game deadlocked at 1-1 midway through the third period, Victoria Medeiros would register the game-winning goal, converting on the power play, with assists going to Samantha Morell and Jeanne Boutin.
Lively native Elissa Bertuzzi provided the insurance, finding the empty net with just 23 seconds remaining as Laurentian broke through with a key victory early in the year.
The Voyageurs now take to the road, facing the Queen's Gaels in Kingston on Oct. 12 before meeting up with the Western Mustangs and Windsor Lancers on the Oct. 18 and 19 respectively.
The ladies are back at home on Oct. 26 and 27, the same weekend that Laurentian men's hockey returns to Sudbury. The Voyageurs male edition will open their 2013-2014 campaign with games against the York Lions and Brock Badgers this Thursday and Friday.