JANUARY 2018 – AROUND THE LEAGUE – A recap of the CCWHA in action for the month.
MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE (1/7)– The two in-state rivals finished their series out in the new year, with Michigan State picking up a second win, 5-4 in over time. Lia Harrington got the Wolverines on the board first with an early goal in the first. Madelyn McEachern grabbed the assist on the Michigan go-ahead goal while on the powerplay. The Spartans struck back though, on the powerplay as well, with a goal from Genevieve Nantais and assists from Olivia Lord and Maddie Wolsmann. Tied after the first period, but Michigan State would take the lead to begin the second with a second power play goal, this time from Morgan Graham. The assists on the MSU second goal came from Shelby Weaver and Katie Krumm. Michigan would tie things again, this time while even strength, to end the second period. Jacqui Wachol tallied the tying goal for the Wolverines while Megan Kerr put up the assist. Morgan Baird would put in her own breakaway rebound to give Michigan the lead, 4-3, late in the third period. With less than thirty seconds left, Ashley Astor found the back of the net to tie the game at four. Over time would be needed, but not for long, as Katie Krumm found her first of the game to win the game for the Spartans. Hannah Johnson picked up the win in net for MSU with 19 saves on 22 shots and Bailey Hamill made 29 saves on 33 shots for Michigan.
Third star of the game goes to MSU’s Wolsmann (2a), second star belongs to UM’s Hamill (29/33), and first star is awarded to MSU’s Krumm (1 GWG, 1a).
GRAND VALLEY/ROBERT MORRIS (1/12,1/13) – The Lakers took two wins from the Eagles in January, 4-0 and 2-1. In the first shutout win against Robert Morris, Lauren Allen picked up a 30 save win. Lauren Yomantas stopped 39 of 43 shots faced for RMU. Brelin Tasker, Megyn Beebe, Allison Carlson (1g, 1a) and Rachael Smith (1g, 1a) put in the four Laker goals. Frankie Wojtylo and Corey Robison each tallied an assist in the win in game one. Game two brought a closer score, with Grand Valley tallying the win 2-1 over Robert Morris. Robison would start off the scoring with assists from Carlson and Allison Lowe. RMU’s Katie Merrell would find open net just before the end of the first though to tie the game. Rachel Arias and Bria Berggren would be accounted for on the assists. Late in the third, the stalemate was broken by GV’s Carlson for the win after a pass from Smith. Allen was in net again, this time stopping 26 of 27 shots on goal while Laura Noble was between the pipes for RMU, making 24 saves on 26 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Noble (24/26), second star belongs to GV’s Carlson (2g, 2a), and first star is awarded to GV’s Allen (56/ 57).
ADRIAN/DAVENPORT(1/14) – The Bulldogs and the Panthers played in a single game series, with Adrian College coming out on top, 13-1. Julia Gaynor stopped 59 of 72 shots faced for Davenport, while Jaiden Forrest tallied the single DU goal with an assist from Courtney Mulligan. In net for Adrian was Alison Dungey, who made 14 saves on 15 shots on goal. Kyleen Wilson (1g, 1a), Alexa Wyczynski (1g), Jessie Rushing (2g, 1a), Brittany Levasseur (4g, 2a), Taylor Murcek (1g), Olivia Ziemba (1g, 2a), Kaillie Hardy (2g, 2a), and Kirstin LaBelle (1g, 1a) put in the 13 goals. Nicole Paradis (5a), Olivia Pollari (2a) and Danica Polson (2a) had helpers in the big win.
ROBERT MORRIS/ADRIAN – The Eagles gave Adrian a tough second game, despite Adrian taking both wins, 8-0 and 3-1. In the series’ first game, Lauren Yomantas was in net for Robert Morris, making 24 saves on 30 shots, and Kendra Gallaher saw time in net for two saves on four shots. Alison Dungey was in net for the 8-0 shutout for Adrian making 18 saves on 18 shots. Alexa Wyczysnki (2g), Nicole Paradis (1g, 1a), Brittany Levasseur (1g, 1a), Taylor Murcek (2g), Olivia Ziemba (1g), and Olivia Pollari (1g, 2a) grabbed the goals in the first game. Kyleen Wilson (2a), Kaillie Hardy (2a), Kirstin LaBelle (2a) and Sam Fortune (2a) registered the assists in the eight goal win for Adrian.
Game two begun with Fortune putting in the first Bulldog goal just seconds after puck drop for a 1-0 lead. Labelle and Murcek with the assists on the early goal. With no more goals found in the first, Levasseur found the back of the net at the 6:57 mark in the second for a two goal Adrian lead. Hardy would be credited with the assist on the second goal. Danica Polson found the back of the net two minutes later to give the Bulldogs a three goal lead to finish out the second period. Ziemba with the assist on the final second period goal. Katie Merrell would be the Robert Morris goal scorer with the assist coming from Ali Sinnett. Laura Noble was in net for the Eagles, making 50 saves on 53 shots on goal, while Dana Colombo made 20 saves on 21 shots for Adrian.
Third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Noble (50/53), second star belongs to AC’s Fortune (1g, 2a), and first star is awarded to AC’s Levasseur (2g, 1a).
GRAND VALLEY/OHIO STATE – The Lakers picked up two wins over the Buckeyes with an 8-0 and 10-2 win. Selena Hunter was in net for both games for Ohio State, making 60 saves on 68 shots on goal in the 8-0 loss and 69 saves on 79 shots on goal in the 10-2 loss. In the first game, the 8-0 win for Grand Valley, Taylor Watson grabbed the win on a seven save shutout. Frankie Wojtylo (1g), Katie Gialloreti (1g, 1a), Allison Lowe (1g, 1a), Megyn Beebe (2g), Allison Carlson (1g, 2a), Taylor Lampar (1g, 2a), and Amanda Rachke (1g) found the back of the net for the Lakers. Rachael Smith put up two assists in the win for GV. In the second game’s 10-2 win for Grand Valley, the goals were registered by Wojtylo (1g, 1a), Gialloreti (1g, 2a), Lampar (1g), Smith (3g, 2a), Beebe (1g), Corey Robison (1g), Alex Brinkman (1g, 1a) and Connor Denton (1g). Carlson (2a), and Alexis Peterson (3a) tallied assists in the second game of the series. Brittany Brandon put in both goals for Ohio State
The third star of the weekend goes to GV’s Carlson (1g, 4a), second star belongs to GV’s Gialloreti (2g, 3a), and first star is awarded to GV’s Smith (3g, 4a).
MIAMI/MICHIGAN – The Redhawks took down the Wolverines with two wins, 4-0 and 2-1, in their league series towards the end of January. In the 2-1 during the first game, Kathleen Baldwin grabbed Miami’s first go-ahead goal. Michaela Gougen and Amanda Pugliese tallied the assists on the goal just 1:19 into the first period. Ania Dow would put in the equalizer with less than a minute left in the first period for Michigan with help from Mary Reiber. No goals were found in the second period, and just thirty seconds into the final period, Alyssa Visalli put in the game-winner for the Redhawks after passes from Katie Sciales and Nicole Matthews. Erin Sparks was in net for the win for Miami, stopping 13 of 14 shots on goal. Bailey Hamill picked up 31 saves on 33 shots on goal for Michigan.
Game two saw a shutout win for Sparks, 4-0, while the Redhawk goaltender made 21 saves. Pugliese (1g) Baldwin (1g), Visalli (1g, 1a) and Sciales (1g,1a) grabbed the Miami goals while Carly Noble (2a) registered assists in the shutout win. Hamill was in net again for Michigan, making 20 saves on 24 shots faced.
Third star of the series goes to MU’s Sparks (34/35), second star belongs to UM’s Hamill (51/57), and first star is awarded to MU’s Visalli (2g, 1a).
OHIO STATE/MICHIGAN STATE – The Buckeyes traveled to Michigan State, where the Spartans snagged two wins, 11-0, and 9-0. In the first game, Selena Hunter made 57 stops on 66 shot
attempts. The MSU goals came from Tess McManaman (1g), Maddie Wolsmann (1g, 4a), Jenay DeCaussin (1g), Kelsey Jaeckle (3g, 1a), Morgan Graham (1g), and Katie Krumm (2g). Ashley Astor (2a) and Genevieve Nantais registered assists in the first win. Hannah Johnson was in net for Michigan State making 12 saves for the shutout. The second shutout win for Johnson gave her six more saves for the weekend total of 18. Hunter was in net once again for Ohio State, this time making 52 saves on 63 shots on goal. Wolsmann (1g, 7a), Jaeckle (4g, 1a), Astor (1g, 3a), Kendal Anderson (2g), and Matti Savich (1g, 1a) put in the Spartan goals in game two.
Third star of the series goes to OSU’s Hunter (109/129), second star belongs to MSU’s Wolsmann (2g, 11a), and first star is awarded to Jaeckle (7g, 2a).
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Photos: Mackenzie Smith