AROUND THE LEAGUE – A recap of the CCWHA in action each week.
ADRIAN/AQUINAS – The No. 2 Bulldogs of Adrian College tallied two wins over Aquinas College, 13-1 and 14-0. In the first double-digit win, Adrian had goals scored by Jessie Rushing (2g), Nicole Paradis (1g, 4a), Brittany Levasseur (3g, 2a), Sam Fortune (1g), Taylor Murcek (2g), Jessica Harrison (1g), Danica Polson (2g, 1a) and Kaillie Hardy (1g, 2a). In net for the Bulldogs was Kalysta Coulter, stopping nine of 10 shots. Maria Manko put in the one goal for the Saints, with Isabelle Piotrowski tallying the assist. Ally Kennedy stopped 70 of 83 shots faced for Aquinas in game one.
Dana Colombo picked up a shutout win for Adrian in the second game, stopping all nine shots faced. The 14 goals were tallied by Madeline Arnold (1g, 1a), Alexa Wyczynski (1g, 2a), Olivia Ziembe (1g), Olivia Pollari (1g), Lauren Hughes (1g, 1a), Rushing (1g, 1a), Paradis (2g, 2a), Levasseur (3g), Murcek (1g), and Harrison (2g, 1a).
The third star of the series goes to AQ’s Kennedy (150/177), second star goes to AC’s Paradis (3g, 6a) and first star goes to AC’s Levasseur (6g, 2a).
MIAMI/DAVENPORT – The Redhawks traveled to Michigan to face off with the Panthers of Davenport for each of their last games of the semester. The first tilt needed over time to decide a winner, with Miami tallying the winning goal in the fourth period. However, to begin the game, Emily Sloan put in Miami’s first goal just fourteen seconds into game play. Amanda Pugliese and Darby Edmondson with the tallies on the Sloan goal. Davenport struck back to tie the game with a goal from Tori Dubuc after passes from Olivia Rudberg and Courtney Mulligan. Sloan would get her second of the game at 5:37 into the second period to take back the Redhawk lead. But the game would return to tied after Emily Ellis got on the board to make it 2-2 with six minutes left in the second period. No goals found in the third forced an over time period, where Sloan of Miami would find her third goal of the game for the hat trick while on the powerplay. Erin Sparks was in net for the Miami win making 12 saves on 14 shots while Dawn Salo stopped 37 of 40 shots faced.
Day two brought a larger score margin win for the Redhawks, tallying a 7-3 win over Davenport. Katie Sciales tallied Miami’s first goal less than a minute into the first period after a helper from Kathleen Baldwin. DU’s Lexie Davenport tied the game at 1:21 with passes from Ellis and Mulligan. Miami’s Ellen Chiligris would tally her first of the game at 5:50 mark in the first to take back the lead, 2-1. Nicole Matthews and Carly Noble with the assists on the Chiligris first goal. Matthews would then find her own goal at 11:24 with a pass from Sloan (her fourth point of the weekend). Before the end of the first Miami would tally their fourth goal, this time from Edmondson to head into the second leading the Panthers 4-1. Noble and Matthews each getting their second assist of the game. Sloan would begin the second period with her fourth goal of the weekend, making it 5-1 on a goal assisted by Pugliese. The only other goal during the second period of play came from Chiligris, unassisted to make it 6-1 leading Davenport. Jaiden Forrest of DU put in the Panthers second goal at 4:55 in the third with help from Amanda Ballestero. Miami’s Chiligris would tally the hat trick for their seventh goal with help from Noble and Edmonson with five left in the third. Mulligan would grab her first goal of the weekend to tally the Panther’s third goal of the game. Forrest with the assist on the final goal of the game. Rachel Damrath picked up the win for Miami with four saves on seven shots, while Salo made 19 saves on 20 shots, and Julia Gaynor stopped 24 of 30 shots on goal for Davenport.
Third star of the series goes to MU’s Chiligris (3g), second star belongs to DU’s Salo (56/60), and first star is awarded to MU’s Sloan (4g, 1a, 1 OT GWG).
MICHIGAN STATE/MICHIGAN – The Wolverines met in East Lansing with the Spartans for an in-state rivalry, with Michigan State ending the semester with a 5-3 win. Michigan started out with the three goal lead extending into the second period. Morgan Baird, Madelyn McEarchern and Caroline Hurd tallied the goals for Michigan. The Wolverine helpers were registered by Hannah Hamilton, Mary Reiber, Grace Nardiello and Jenna Trubiano. After two goals in the first and a goal at 13:31 in the second, the Spartans finally responded to their three goal deficit. Morgan Graham began the goal frenzy with an assist to Amelia Schroeder on the penalty kill. The Spartans then tallied four more goals unanswered from Genevieve Nantais, Allison Lariviere and Kelsey Jaeckle before Maddie Wolsmann would put in the empty net goal to seal the win, 5-3. Assists for Michigan State came from Sherine Diffendal, Priyanya Rajagopal, Jenay DeCaussin and Wolsmann. Bailey Hamill was in net for the Wolverines stopping 31 of 35 shots on net, Kathryn Hamer stopped 30 of 33 shots on net for Michigan State and Hannah Johnson blocked all 10 shots faced.
The series will continue the first weekend back in January with Michigan State being hosted by Michigan in Ann Abor.
Third star of the game goes to MSU’s Wolsmann (1g, 1a), second star belongs to UM’s Hamill (31/35), and first star is awarded to MSU’s Jaeckle (1 GWG).
ROBERT MORRIS/MCKENDREE – The Eagles took on non-CCWHA member, McKendree, with McKendree tallying two wins, 3-1 and 4-3. Rachel Arias grabbed the goal in the 3-1 loss, with help from Alex Nurse. In net for Robert Morris was Kendra Gallaher making 26 saves on 29 shots while the Eagles threw out 27 shots in the offensive zone.
A 4-3 regulation loss for RMU saw goals from Abby Cardew to begin the first period with help from Emily Urban. Bria Berggren would put in another to answer McKendree’s three goals to make the score 3-2 just before the second period would end. McKendree would put in goal four, and Makaila Anderson would bring their lead to one with RMU’s third goal at 19:25 in the third. Caroline Snyder would tally assists on the Berggren and Anderson goal. Laura Noble was in net this time for the Eagles, making 39 saves on 43 shots while the RMU offense fired off 24 shots on goal.
GRAND VALLEY/LIBERTY – The Lakers traveled to take on the No. 1 team in the country, Liberty University. The Flames tallied wins in both games, 4-0 and 5-1. Lauren Allen stopped 43 of 47 shots on goal for Grand Valley in the 4-0 loss, and stopped 26 of 31 shots in the 5-1 loss. Allison Lowe grabbed the single goal the for the Lakers over the weekend, unassisted.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager