Alberta got what it wanted playing Katie-bar-the-door.
Trouble was, the Pandas' 1-0 victory over Laurier probably was not the game anyone hoped to watch. It was, to be honest, a pretty dull defensive game, with Alberta sitting on a lead after Leah Copeland (first credited to all-name team captain Alana Cabana) beat CIS player of the year Liz Knox just 1:11 into the proceedings in Antigonish.
Laurier, which faces St. Francis Xavier on Friday and then would need help from the X-Women, might have taken a little long figuring out how to play Alberta. It had just one shot on Pandas goalie Dana Vinge in the first 20 minutes. Laurier buzzed the net quite a bit in the latter two periods, but couldn't get the bounces.