GRAND VALLEY/ADRIAN (10.21/10.22) – The CCWHA rivals had an important series October 21 and 22, with Adrian coming up with the sweep, tallying wins of 6-3 and 7-1. In the series’ first game, the Lakers started things off with Taylor Lampar putting in the first goal with an assist from Allison Carlson and Brelin Tasker at the 5:00 minute mark into the period. The Bulldogs would tally three unanswered goals to make it 3-1, after Jessie Rushing, Kaillie Hardy and Taylor Murcek found the back of the net. Brittany Levasseur, Madeline Arnold, Nicole Paradis, and Kyleen Wilson with the helpers on the first three AC goals. Rachel Smith began the second period with a Grand Valley goal, 7:08 into play, with Carlson and Lampar adding to their point total with assists. Once again, the Bulldogs put in three unanswered scores, this time from Kirstin LaBelle, Olivia Ziemba and Paradis. The assists came from Kelly-Rae Zdan, Danica Polson, Brooklyn Moore, Jessica Harrison, Murcek and Arnold. LaBelle’s goal coming on the AC power play. Lampar grabbed her second goal of the night, and the final goal of the game at the 11:30 mark in the third after a pass from Corey Robison and Smith while on a power play of their own. Alison Dungey picked up the win for Adrian in net, stopping 19 of 22 shots faced, while at the other end, Lauren Allen stopped 42 of 48 shots on goal.
The second game had a 7-1 score in Adrian’s favor, with Allison Lowe putting in the lone GV goal with an assist from Frankie Wojtylo. The Bulldog scorers were Paradis (PPG), Murcek, Hardy, LaBelle, Levasseur (PPG), Polson, and Moore. The assists came from Hardy (2), Polson, Harrison, Paradis, and Sam Fortune. Taylor Watson was in net for Grand Valley, making 32 saves on 39 shots on net. Dungey was back in net for the second game, this time making 35 saves on 36 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to GV’s Lampar (2g, 1a), second star belongs to AC’s Hardy (2g, 2a), and first star is awarded to AC’s Dungey (54/58).
ROBERT MORRIS/OHIO STATE(10.20/10.22) – The Robert Morris Eagles took on the Buckeyes of Ohio State, with RMU picking up the sweep with two wins of 6-0 and 5-1. In the first matchup, the Eagles got three goals in both the first and second period to take the win. Makaila Anderson grabbed a goal and an assist, while Bria Berggren (1g, 2a), Alex Nurse (1g, 1a), Emily Urban (2g), and Rachel Arias (1g) helped lead the Eagles to win number one. Selena Hunter was between the pipes for Ohio State, making 46 saves on 52 shots on goal. Lauren Yomantas grabbed the win with seven saves on seven shots, while Laura Noble spent time on the ice as well, picking up two saves on two shots.
A goal each in the first and second period from Kayla Winkelman and Abby Cardew, gave Robert Morris a 2-0 lead going into the third period. OSU made it a 2-1 game with a goal from Grace Danby after a Brittany Brandon pass at the 1:42 mark in period three. Katie Merrell responded just a minute later for the eventual game-winner with help from Madison Pfalzer. Anderson would then grab her second of the weekend before Alex Nurse would also find the back of the net with an assist from Anderson. Hunter was in net net again for OSU, making 68 saves on 72 shots faced while Kendra Gallaher stopped 14 of 15 shots faced for Robert Morris.
Third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Anderson (2g, 3a), second star belongs to OSU’s Hunter (119/124), and first star is awarded to RMU’s Berggren (1g, 4a).
MIAMI/MICHIGAN STATE (10.20/10.21) – The Spartans visited the reigning ACHA National Champions, Miami University, and walked away with two wins, one needing extra hockey to be decided. In the first game, Michigan State recorded the shutout with Kathryn Hamer in net stopping all 26 shots faced. After a scoreless first period, Michigan State’s Ashley Astor broke through on the power play to get the game-winner at the 9:29 mark. Olivia Lord and Kelsey Jaeckle with the assists. Maddie Wolsmann (2) and Jaeckle would tally the other three goals throughout the rest of the game. Erin Sparks was in net for Miami making 27 saves on 31 shots.
Game two brought a closer score differential. The Spartans took the early lead, 2-0 after Wolsmann would tally one in the first, and Lauren Larson would put in the second just 0:58 into the second period of play. Astor, Morgan Graham, and Allison Lariviere would register the assists. Miami struck back with two goals of their own, one from Amanda Pugliese while short-handed and the other while on the man advantage from Ellen Chiligris. The assist on the game-tying goal came from Alyssa Visalli with two minutes to play in the third. In overtime, Wolsmann would find her fifth point of the weekend and the game-winner for Michigan State after passes from Jenay DeCaussin and Jaeckle. Hannah Johnson was in net this time for MSU, stopping 25 of 27 shots faced, while Sparks was on the ice again for the Redhawks making 26 saves on 29 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to MSU’s Wolsmann (4g, 1a), second star belongs to MU’s Sparks (53/60), while first star is awarded to MSU’s Hamer (26/26, SOW).
AQUINAS/MICHIGAN (10.20/10.21) – The newly minted Division 1 Saints took on the Wolverines in two game series. Michigan took home both wins, 6-3 and 8-1. A one goal difference after the first saw goals from Michigan’s Ania Dow and Jenna Trubiano to give them the lead, 2-1. Aquinas’ goal was recorded by Natalie Vaitas on the power play. Rachel Hysong, Emma Kaznowski and Mary Reiber with the Wolverine assists, while Maria Manko and Isabelle Piotrowski grabbed the AQ assists on the PP tally. Dow started things off again in the second period with her second goal, this time while short-handed with help from Hysong and Lia Harrington to make it 3-1, Michigan. The Wolverines would grab two more goals during the second period from Carolyn Andonian and Grace Nardiello before Aquinas struck again with a goal from Maria Maguire. The Nardiello goal had an assist from Trubiano, while Hysong tallied her third assist on the Andonian score. Piotrowski and Vaitas recorded more points with assists on the second Saints’ goal. Sydney Johnson would change the score to 5-3 with an Aquinas goal at the 12:05 mark in the third period with help from Alessandra Sorenson and Emilee Ryder on the power play. However, Hysong had another Michigan answer, making it 6-3, and recorded her fourth point of the weekend. Nardiello and Andonian with the assist tallies. Ally Kennedy was in net for Aquinas stopping 60 of 66 shots, while Bailey Hamill grabbed the win with 22 saves on 25 shots.
In game two’s 8-1 Michigan win, Madelyn McEarchen (2g, 1a), Morgan Baird (2g, 2a), Trubiano(1g, 1a), Nardiello (1g), Harrington (1g, 1a), and Dow (1g) grabbed the goals. Assists were recorded by Hannah Hamilton (1a), Kyra Mangasarian (1a), Shannon Murphy (1a), Clare Mcmanaman (1a), Reiber (1a), Trubiano (1a), and Andonian (1a). The Aquinas goal came from Kaitlyn Dailey in the second period with an assist from Ryder. Hamill was in net for the second Michigan win, stopping 10 of 11 shots faced while Kennedy was in net again for the Saints, making 59 saves on 67 shots on goal.
ADRIAN/MICHIGAN STATE (10.25/10.27) – The No. 2 and No. 3 teams in the country took to the ice, with Adrian grabbing a home win, with the second game ending in an OT tie. Kaillie Hardy started the first game off with an AC goal in the first, unassisted. The Bulldogs would making it 2-0 with another goal in the second from Kirstin LaBelle. Michigan State would find their first and only goal in the third period from Maddie Wolsmann to make it 2-1. With an empty net goal from Nicole Paradis, Adrian would secure the win. Kathryn Hamer was in net for Michigan State with 34 saves on 36 shots, while Alison Dungey made 35 saves on 36 shots for Adrian.
Game two saw an opening goal from Danica Polson with three seconds to go in the first period to give Adrian a 1-0 lead after twenty minutes of play. Paradis would grab the assist on the late first period goal. A single goal in the second period from Michigan State’s Olivia Lord with a minute left in the second would tie the game, 1-1. Matti Savich would get credit for the assist on the tying goal. In period three, Hardy found the back of the net for Adrian just 1:30 into play with help from Paradis and Jessica Harrison. Michigan State, while on the powerplay, would tie things again, this time with a shot from Ashley Astor after a pass from Wolsmann at the 11:15 mark. Overtime would see no goals, so the teams would record a 2-2 tie. Hamer was in net making 34 of 36 shots on net for MSU, while Dungey was between the pipes again stopping 45 of 47 shots on goal.
Third star of the weekend goes to MSU’s Hamer (68/72), second star belongs to AC’s Hardy (2g), and first star is awarded to AC’s Paradis (1g, 2a).
ROBERT MORRIS/MIAMI (10.27/10.28) – The Redhawks faced off with the Eagles and grabbed two wins, 5-0 and 3-1. In the shutout win, Erin Sparks was in net stopping all 15 shots on net. Amanda Pugliese tallied goal number one, which was also the game-winning-goal. Tori Wolter (1g), Katie Sciales (1g), Emily Sloan (1g) and Alyssa Visalli (1g) tallied the other Miami goals. Natalie Hornbuckle, (2a), Sarah Peterson (1a), Maria Meola (1a), Nicole Matthews (1a), Darby Edmondson (1a), and Sciales (1a) registered the assists in the first win. Laura Noble was in net for Robert Morris with 38 saves on 43 shots faced.
Game two saw a two goal lead for Miami with goals from Matthews on the power play in the first period, and one from Hornbuckle early in the second. At 7:44, RMU’s Katie Merrell put in a goal to make it a one goal game with a pass from Makaila Anderson. Sloan would finalize the score, 3-1, at 11:06 in the third period with help from Visalli. Rachel Damrath was in net for the second game for the Redhawks, stopping 20 of 21 shots. The Eagles had Lauren Yomantas in net, who made 36 saves on 39 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Yomantas (36/39), second star belongs to MU’s Sloan (2g), first star is awarded to MU’s Hornbuckle (1g, 2a).
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager