ATL 10.11.18 – 10.14.18
ADRIAN COLLEGE/MICHIGAN STATE (10/11-12) – Adrian College and Michigan State both opened their league play on Thursday night in East Lansing. The Bulldogs would tally the first win, 6-4, but not without a comeback attempt from the Spartans. Sam Fortune got Adrian started mid-way through the first period, but Kendal Anderson brought the Spartans to life with a breakaway goal to tie the game. Kaillie Hardy would be credited for the assist on the Fortune goal. Goals from Tanya Candido and Brittany Levasseur gave Adrian a two goal lead to start the second period. Maddie Wolsmann would close the lead to one just two minutes later with help from Morgan Graham. The Bulldogs busted out three unanswered goals to finish out the second period, with Hardy, Nicole Paradis and Katrina Robinson all getting a hand in the scoring. Taylor Murcek, Colby Donald, Olivia Ziemba, Huntry Bosher with second period assist tallies. The third period would only see goals from the Spartans. Julia Lutz and Wolsmann’s second of the night would make it a 6-4 game, but Adrian maintained their lead for the win. Dana Colombo was in net for the win, stopping 30 of 34 shots faced while Kathryn Hamer was between the pipes for Michigan State making 15 saves on 21 shots.
Friday night the series moved to Adrian, where the Bulldogs found another six goals over the Spartans. The lone goal for Michigan State came early in the first period, when Ashley Astor soared one past Colombo for an early lead. Wolsmann would get the assist on the Astor goal. The six Adrian goals came from Levassuer, Bosher, Hardy, Fortune, Ziemba and Leah Willams. Assists were tallied by Ziemba, Paradis, Murcek, Hardy, Jessica Harrison, and Freya Holferty in the second win of the season. Colombo got the series win in game two with 21 saves on 22 shots, while Hamer was in net for a second time stopping 23 of 28 shots faced.
The weekend’s third star belongs to Michigan State’s Wolsmann (2g, 1a), second star is Adrian’s Hardy (2g, 1a), and first star is awarded to Adrian’s Colombo (51/56).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
CCWHA IN THE SHOWCASE
DAVENPORT/MASSACHUSETTS (10/12) – The Davenport Panthers traveled East to take part in the University of Massachusetts showcase. In their first game, they played the hosts, and came up empty on goals. Julia Gaynor was in net for the Panthers, making 60 saves on 66 shots faced.
DAVENPORT/LIBERTY (10/13) – In the Panthers second showcase game they faced off with reigning National Champion, Liberty University. The Flames gathered 12 goals for the 12-0 win over Davenport. Gaynor was in net once again, making 62 saves on 74 shots faced.
DAVENPORT/RHODE ISLAND (10/14) – In their final game out East, Davenport went up against the Rams of Rhode Island. Courtney Mulligan would get the first goal of the weekend at 3:39 into the first period. However Rhode Island would find four goals throughout the game, picking up a 4-1 win over the Panthers. Gaynor made 46 saves on 50 shots in the final game of the weekend.
GRAND VALLEY/MCKENDREE (10/13-14) – The Lakers welcomed non-CCWHA member McKendree to the state of Michigan for a two-game series. With two goals found in two games, what a series it was. The first battle had to be decided by an extra period of play, with McKendree finding the winning goal. Morgan Lang was in net for Grand Valley making 31 saves on 32 shots, while the Lakers fired off 43 shots on goal at the other end.
Game two brought about yet another 1-0 game, with McKendree finding the single goal for the second win of the weekend. Lang got the nod in net again, this time making 33 saves on 34 shots, and Grand Valley had 28 shots in the offensive zone.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager