MICHIGAN/OHIO STATE – The two rivals went head-to-head in a league series, with Michigan grabbing two wins, 2-0 and 4-0. In Saturday’s 4-0 win, Caroline Hurd, Megan Kerr, Lia Harrington, and Sarah Girard grabbed the goals. The assists came from Morgan Baird, Carolyn Andonian, Clare Mcmanaman, Karrie Inman and Hurd. In net for Ohio State was Emily Ciborek, who made 35 saves on 39 attempts while Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan stopping 13 of 13 shots on net.
On Sunday, Ohio State only allowed two goals from Michigan. Inman and Ania Dow were the goal scorers in the second game of the weekend. Mercedes Reyes with the assists on both of the goals in the 2-0 win. Ciborek was in net once again for OSU, stopping 40 of 42 shots faced. Madeline Chen was in net this time for the Wolverines, stopping all 17 shots.
Third star of the weekend goes to UM’s Inman (1 GWG, 1a), second star belongs to UM’s Reyes (2a), and first star is awarded to OSU’s Ciborek (75/81).
DAVENPORT/NORTHERN MICHIGAN – In one of two cross-division showdowns last weekend, the Panthers took on the Wildcats for an exhibition, two-game series. Each team took home a win with Davenport grabbing the Friday night win, 6-2, and Northern registered the Saturday win, 4-2.
In a late Friday night game, Lexie Boydston began the scoring for both teams with a tally at the 6:14 mark for Davenport after passes from Laken Kunz and Patsy Howe. The lone goal would stand until 2:17 into the second period, when Davenport got on the board again with a Megan Martin goal. Jenny Deane and Zoie Amatore with the helpers to make it 2-0. Sydney Higgins registered a short-handed goal to halve the Panthers lead at the 8:00 mark in the second, unassisted. Heading to the third, a 2-1 game, Adrienne Porcalla made it a two-goal game for Davenport again after help from Emily Ellis and Deane. NMU answered right back though with a goal from Kendall Turro on the powerplay. Allison Carlson and Higgins would get credit for the assists on Northern’s second goal. Porcalla tallied her second of the night before Jaiden Forrest and Ellis put in two more on the Wildcats for a 6-2 final. Ellis, Howe, Kunz and Martin all would grab assists on the final three Panther goals. Devin Christian was in net for Northern, making 36 saves on 41 shots, while Karley Ferguson made 44 saves on 46 shots.
Saturday’s game saw a switch in power, with Northern Michigan walking away with the win, 4-2. Turro gave the Division 2 Wildcats an early lead in the first period after a Veronica Hiley pass. Molly Byrum finally ended that lead at 1:07 into the second to tie the game with a pass from Howe. The Panthers took the lead two minutes later after a goal from Amatore, short-handed. Ellis would tally the assist on the SHG. Late in the second, Northern found back-to-back goals to regain the lead. Carlson and Carlie Kangas scored the goals while Higgins got the assist on the Kangas goal. The win was secured after Carlson put in goal number two late in the third on the powerplay with a pass from Kelsey Weyland to complete the split. Christian was in net again for Northern, making 22 saves on 24 shots. Dawn Salo was between the pipes for Davenport who stopped 24 of 28 shots on net.
Third star of the weekend goes to NMU’s Turro (2g), second star belongs to DU’s Howe (3a), and first star is awarded to DU’s Ellis (1g, 3a).
ADRIAN/AQUINAS – The second Division 1/Division 2 matchup had the Bulldogs taking on the Saints in a Friday and Saturday series. Adrian took both wins, 9-0 and 15-1. Friday’s goals came from Devyn Fitzhenry (2), Nicole Paradis (3), Kaillie Hardy, Meagan Coleman, Paige Fuoco, and Kyleen Wilson. Assists were credited to Hardy (3), Paradis, Fitzhenry (3), Taylor Murcek, Lauren Hughes, and Tara Wrbelis (2). Alison Dungey stopped all eight shots faced to get the shutout win in the 9-0 Friday night win. Holly Ensley was in net for AQ, making 65 of 74 saves.
On Saturday, Adrian almost doubled their score from the night before, with a 15-1 win over the Division 2 Aquinas. Hardy (3), Coleman, Fitzhenry, Fuoco,Hughes, Wrbelis, Wilson, Jessica Harrison, Kirstin Labelle, Jessica Fabbro, Alicia Tait, and Alexa Wyczynski were the goal scorers in game two. The helpers were registered by Fitzhenry (2), Fuoco (2), Hardy (2), Fabbro, Wyczynski (2), Tait, Coleman (2), Paradis, and Madeline Arnold. The single goal from the Saints was put in by Kaitlyn Dailey, unassisted in the third period. Dana Colombo made 14 saves to get the win for Adrian while Ensley stopped 46 of 61 in net for Aquinas.
MICHIGAN/COLORADO – The Wolverines got their first win of three during last weekend by taking down No. 7 ACHA ranked Colorado, 5-4. Four goals in the first period, three from Michigan and one from Colorado gave the Wolverines the lead going into the second period, 3-1. Grace Nardiello tallied two of those goals with Carolyn Andonian grabbing the third Michigan goal. Lia Harrington had assists on both goals, and Caroline Hurd got the second assist on Nardiello’s first goal, on the power play. Harrington would find her own goal to start the second period, increasing the Michigan lead to 4-1, before Colorado put in two unanswered goals, making it 4-3 to end the second. Sarah Lather and Hurd would get the assists on Harrington’s goal. Andonian would make it 5-3 with her second goal of the night, unassisted. Late in the third, Colorado would sneak in a goal for a one-goal lead, but Michigan would hold on for the win. Bailey Hamill was in net stopping 13 of 17 shots faced. Michigan offense put up 30 shots on goal.
MICHIGAN STATE/COLORADO – The Buffs moved on to East Lansing to take on the Spartans as part of their three game weekend, but Michigan State found the win in overtime, 2-1. Allison Lariviere tallied the first goal for MSU in the first period. Colorado would find a late third period, as in 6 seconds left in the third, to tie the game. On the penalty kill in the fourth period of play, Kelsey Cross would put in her eleventh goal of the season to win the game on a breakaway. Kathryn Hamer was between the pipes, stopping 39 shots to tally the win. MSU fired off 15 shots on goal.
ADRIAN/COLORADO – The Bulldogs finished out their weekend by taking on Colorado as well. Adrian tallied the win, 7-0 to pick up their third win in three days. Kyleen Wilson, Devyn Fitzhenry, Nicole Paradis, Kaillie Hardy (2), Alicia Tait and Jessica Harrison put in the goals. Paradis’ and one of Hardy’s goals came on the power play. Colorado’s only goal came in the first period for an early tie game before Adrian’s offense sky-rocketed. Hardy, Fitzhenry (2), Wilson, Paige Fuoco (2), and Jessica Fabbro (2) registered assists in the seven goal win. Alison Dungey was in net stopping 10 of 11 shots, while the Bulldogs put up 58 shots in their offensive zone.
ROBERT MORRIS/MCKENDREE– The two top 15 teams each took home a win from the series last weekend, with Robert Morris grabbing a 2-1 win on Saturday, while McKendree took a 3-0 win on Sunday. Madison Schultz found the back of the net at the 13:18 mark in the first after a pass from Mikayla Driscoll to give the Eagles the lead. Mckendree struck back to tie the game two minutes later. Grace Dynek lit the lamp another two minutes later, still in the first, for the game-winner. Marissa Brokaw and Rebecca Dilley with the assist tallies on the second Robert Morris goal. Kendra Gallaher was in net for the Eagles, making 11 saves on 12 shots on goal. RMU put up 57 shots on goal in the first period.
In Sunday, McKendree shut out Robert Morris, with a 3-0 win. Lauren Yomantas was in net, making 11 saves on 14 shots on goal while the Eagles fired 30 shots on the opposing goaltender.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow