ATL : 1.11 – 1.13 – A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.
GRAND VALLEY/ROBERT MORRIS – In one of the first few games of the second semester of the 2018-19 season, Grand Valley played host to Robert Morris for a two-game series. Game one finished with a one goal difference, in favor of the Lakers, 3-2 in regulation. GV’s Allison Carlson would start the weekend off with the first goal in game one within the first five minutes of play while on the powerplay. The Eagles’ Abby Cardew would tie things up three minutes later after a quick pass from Emily Urban. The Lakers would find themselves back on the powerplay to begin the second period, where Haley Keary would find the back of the net 33 seconds in. Connor Denton would be credited with the assist on GV’s second goal. Taylor Lampar would make it three for Grand Valley, again on the power play, with five minutes to play in the second. Rachael Smith and Carlson would get the apples on the eventual game-winner from Lampar. RMU’s Morgan Donchez would find open net for the only third period goal. Donchez’s goal brings her CCWHA total to 7, putting her T7 for goals in league games this season. Makaila Anderson would tally the assist on the second Robert Morris goal for her 13th assist this season. Lauren Yomantas in net for the Eagles stopping 15 of 18 shots, while Lauren Allen picked up the win for Grand Valley with 20 saves on 22 shots faced.
Game two saw Robert Morris taking charge first, with a Donchez goal. Anderson would assist, much like how game one ended. However, Grand Valley would then begin on a seven unanswered goal journey to complete the sweep. Carlson would grab the first GV goal again, this time with help from Allison Stapleton to tie the game before the five minute mark. Marissa Cirino would grab the Lakers’ third goal which was also the game-winning-goal. Carlson and Keary would grab the assists on the goal that finished out the first period. Grand Valley would find three more goals in the second, and two in the third from Lampar, Smith, Stapleton, Carlson and Alexis Peterson for a final seven goals. Carlson would add two more assists to her tally, while Lampar, Smith (2), and Brelin Tasker would also get some helpers in the last two periods of the game. Yomantas was in net again for Robert Morris making 13 saves on 18 shots faced, and Annette Scislowicz also saw time between the pipes for the Eagles in game two, stopping 6 of 8 shots. Lauren Allen grabbed 14 saves on 15 shots faced while Morgan Lang was also in for Grand Valley, stopping all nine shots faced while in net.
The weekend’s third star goes to RMU’s Donchez (2g), second star belongs to GV’s Smith (1g, 3a), while first star is awarded to GV’s Carlson (3g, 4a).
DAVENPORT/MICHIGAN – In a home-and-home series for each team, the Panthers and the Wolverines faced off for their first league games of 2019. Saturday’s game in Grand Rapids saw Michigan get out to an early lead with a goal from Mackenzie Hewitt just after the five minute mark in the first period. Emily Mcann would grab the assist, her first of the season on the first Wolverine goal. Jaiden Forrest would tie the game minutes later, her 12th this season, with a helper from Courtney Mulligan. Beginning the second tied at one, Taylor Lundberg of Michigan would break the ice to give the blue and gold the lead. MaryClaire Shorkey would assist on the eventual Lundberg game-winner. Period three saw a single goal from UM’s Lia Harrington to secure the win. Hewitt and Clare Mcmanaman would add on assists to Harrington’s third period goal. Bailey Hamill would grab the game one win with 35 saves on 36 shots, while Julia Gaynor stopped 30 of 33 shots faced for Davenport.
The Wolverines continued their scoring streak into game two, as they picked up a second win in the series, this time at home. Lundberg would grab her second goal of the weekend and the first goal of game two during the second period of play. Lundberg’s unassisted goal would go on to be the game-winner, as Michigan would have four total unanswered goals for a 4-0 win. Mcann, Hewitt and Morgan Baird added on goals during the final period of the weekend, with Lundberg also tallying an assist on the Baird goal. Gaynor was in net again for Davenport, stopping 25 of 29 shots while Hamill picked up a second win on 30 saves for the shutout.
The weekend’s third star goes to UM’s Hewitt (2g, 1a), second star belongs to DU’s Gaynor (55/62), and first star honors is awarded to UM’s Lundberg (2 GWG, 1a).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
DAVENPORT/CONCORDIA – Before taking on the Wolverines, Davenport participated in a non-league game against Concordia University, picking up a 23-0 win over the first year ACHA team. For the first time this season, every player on the roster picked up a point in the win. Hailey Williams (1g, 1a), Jaiden Forrest (2g, 8a), Zoie Amatore (1g, 2a), Adriannah Letts (1g, 2a), Tori Dubuc (1g, 1a), Courtney Mulligan (3g, 5a), Amanda Ballestero (4g, 3a), Morgan Pippin (4g, 1a), Laken Kunz (3g, 5a), Caitlin Miscovich (1g, 1a), and Olivia Rudberg (2g, 2a) all found the back of the net at least once. Julia Gaynor, while stopping all eight shots faced, also tallied two assist in the double-digit win.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager