Burlington, Ont. – Cristine Chao has been named Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending December 1, 2019.
Female Athlete of the Week – Cristine Chao, Toronto Varsity Blues, Hockey
Fifth-year defenceman Cristine Chao scored both goals as the No. 4 nationally-ranked University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team defeated the No. 9 Waterloo Warriors 2-1 on Saturday night at Varsity Arena.
A commerce major, Chao opened the scoring seven minutes into the contest as she rushed up the ice and displayed some nice poise before sending a shot through traffic and into the net. After the Warriors evened the score, the Toronto native scored the game-winner as she deflected a Lauren MacDonnell shot into the top corner of the net.
With the win, the Blues head into the December exam break with a 9-3-0 record in second place in the OUA, one point behind the York Lions with two games in hand.