ATL : 11.11-11.13
DAVENPORT/OHIO STATE – The Panthers took the ice against the Buckeyes in a league series, with Davenport picking up their first sweep of the year. Despite Ohio State opening up the scoring 0:30 into the game, the Panthers racked up five total goals. Jessica McCoy tallied the first of the two OSU goals, with Melinda Vercollone grabbing the assist. Jaiden Forrest got things started for Davenport in the first period, while Megan Martin would put in the only other DU first period goal. The assists that lead to the Panther 2-1 lead came from Emily Ellis and Patsy Howe on the powerplay, and Zoie Amatore. After a scoreless second period, Adrienna Porcalla broke the mold and put Davenport up 3-1 with help from Tori Dubuc. No more than thirty seconds later, Lexie Boydston made it 4-1 after a pass from linemate Laken Kunz. Ohio State responded with their second goal of the game, this time from Emilie Dunlap and an assist from Grace Danby, but Davenport secured the 5-2 win with another Porcalla goal with a minute left in the third. Porcalla’s goal came from Dubuc once again. Karley Ferguson was in net for her fourth win of the season for the Panthers stopping 35 shots on 37 shots faced, while Selena Hunter was at the other end for OSU grabbing 51 saves on 55 shots.
Saturday’s game brought a shutout to Ferguson, as she stopped all 19 shots on goal from OSU. Emily Ciborek was in net for the second game of the series picking up 47 saves on 54 shots on net. The goal scorers for Davenport were Kunz (3), Porcalla, Forrest, Amatore (her first of her career), and Boydston. The Panthers gathered two goals in the first, one in the second, and four in the third. Ellis, Porcalla (2), Kunz (2), Boydston (2), Olivia Rudberg and Jenny Deane tallied the Panther assists in the 7-0 win. Four power play goals were tallied, Boydston, Amatore, and Kunz (2).
The third star of the weekend goes to DU’s Ferguson (54/56), second star is DU’s Porcalla (3g, 2a), and first star belongs to Kunz (3g, 3a).
MIAMI/ADRIAN – The big battle between the two top ACHA ranked teams took place last weekend, with a Bulldog sweep of the Redhawks. Both games had a one goal difference to decide the winner, Friday’s game had Adrian grabbing the first win just 1-0 in a battle of the goalies. Jessica Harrison grabbed the unassisted, game-winning, power play goal for Adrian at the 17:00 mark in the second period. Alison Dungey tallied her fourth shutout of the season, third in CCWHA play, after stopping all 32 shots faced. Emalee Wills was in net for Miami registering 30 saves on 31 shots.
Saturday’s game brought more scoring, as Adrian grabbed the win, again by a one goal decision, 4-3. Devyn Fitzhenry tallied her first of the season and first of the game for Adrian just eight minutes into the first. Tara Wrbelis would get credit for the helper on the first Bulldog goal. Sixteen seconds later, another Adrian shot found the back of the net, this time from the stick of Taylor Murcek on the power play. Brittany Levasseur with the assist to finish the first period, 2-0 Adrian. Levasseur registered her own goal to start the second, her eighth of the season, unassisted on the power play to take the lead, 3-0. Miami answered with three goals, one at the end of the second, and two more to quickly start the third. Ellen Chiligris tallied two of the three goals, while Katie Augustine grabbed the third. Rachael Booth registered the assist on the first Chiligris goal, while Nicole Matthews and Caroline Noble had the assists on the power play Chiligris goal. Twenty-three seconds after Miami found themselves in a tie game, Sam Fortune of Adrian spoiled the fun by grabbing the go-ahead and eventual game-winner after a Meagan Coleman pass. Dungey was in net again for the Bulldogs, making 23 saves on 26 shots on goal. Wills saw time in between the pipes for Miami once again, this time stopping 22 of 26 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to AC’s Levasseur (1g, 1a), second star is MU’s Chiligris (2g), and first star is awarded to AC’s Dungey (55/58).
MICHIGAN STATE/GRAND VALLEY– The two CCWHA foes took the ice to complete the league series that began at the beginning of the season, where the Spartans and the Lakers played to a 1-1 tie. This time, Grand Valley pulled out the win, 3-1. Kendra Myers led the way for GV with two goals, both in the first period and only about a minute apart from each other. Corey Robison, Megyn Beebe and Karyn Schmaltz would tally the three Laker assists on the first two goals. A scoreless period led to MSU’s Kelsey Cross to break the scoring drought between the two, after an Elise Plancon pass. With a one goal game, the Spartans threw out an extra skater in an attempt to even the score, but Taylor Lampar sent the puck down the ice, grabbing an empty net goal for a 3-1 finish. Hannah Johnson was in net for Michigan State, making 29 saves on 31 shots on goal while Lauren Allen was in net at the other end of the ice stopping 31 of 32 shots faced.
Third star of the game goes to GV’s Allen (31/32), second star is MSU’s Johnson (29/31), and first star is awarded to GV’s Myers (2g).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
ROBERT MORRIS/WISCONSIN- The Eagles hosted an ACHA showcase, featuring Wisconsin, Lindenwood-Belleville and Midland University. Wisconsin was the first opponent for Robert Morris, with the Eagles picking up an 8-2 win over the Badgers. Seven different goal scorers for the Eagles including, Madison Schultz, Alex Nurse, Bria Berggren, Emily Urban (2), Andrea Phaviseth, Allyson Zachwieja and Makaila Anderson. Wisconsin picked up a power play goal, while and Anderson Zachwieja grabbed the Robert Morris PPGs. Kendra Gallaher was in net stopping 18 of 20 shots faced.
ROBERT MORRIS/MIDLAND– In RMU’s second showcase battle, they took down Midland, 8-2 well. Things started oddly similar, as Madison Schultz grabbed the first Eagles goal and RMU’s opponent tallied a tying goal not long after. Alex Nurse grabbed the second goal of the game for the second time that weekend, Bria Berggren grabbing the only assists on the first two RMU goals. Caroline Snyder, Rebecca Dilley, and Makaila Anderson (2) would grab goals during the second period before Midland would find the back of the net again in the third to bring the score to 6-2. Katie Merrell and Allyson Zachwieja would each add a goal in the third to finish out the scoring. Berggren (3) would add another assist to her point tally for the night, while Schultz (2), Urban, Phaviseth (2), and Zachwieja tallied the other assists. The Eagles found themselves with two power play goals while they allowed just one power play against. Gallaher was in net for RMU stopping 22 of 24 shots faced.
ROBERT MORRIS/LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE– In the final game of the showcase, Robert Morris took on Lindenwood-Belleville, who had a hot star to the season. The Eagles were taken down 5-2 in their final game of the weekend, with Zachwieja and Nurse grabbing the goals in the first and second periods, respectively. The Eagles allowed two power play goals in their third game, to bring that tally to four PPGs allowed during the weekend. Gallaher was once again in net, making 39 saves on 44 shots on goal.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow