ATL : 11.18 – 11.20
ROBERT MORRIS/OHIO STATE – Robert Morris University traveled to the home of the Buckeyes, Ohio State University for a two-game league series this past weekend. In the first game, RMU tallied the first win of the series started with a Bria Berggren goal after a little help from Rebecca Dilley and Madison Schultz. . The second goal of the game came with three minutes left in the first period from Allyson Zachwieja, unassisted. After a scoreless second period, Emily Urban made it 3-0 after passes from Zachwieja and Katie Merrell. Robert Morris would grab their fourth goal of the game, this time from Dilley before Ohio State would put in their first from Courtney Trudeau. Lauren Yomantas was in net for the Eagles making 12 saves on 13 shots on goal. Selena Hunter had the nod in net for the Buckeyes in the first game making 25 saves from 29 shots on goal.
In Saturday’s game, Robert Morris took home the win, with a 4-0 score. Makaila Anderson started things off with a late first period goal for RMU. Allyson Zachwieja would get credited with the assist on the game-winner. Katie Merrell and Grace Dynek would add two goals on for the Eagles in the second period. The helpers came from Julia Vara and Anderson. Dynek would grab her second of the game late in the third period to finish out the scoring. Assists to Bria Berggren and Andrea Phaviseth. Lauren Yomantas was in net for Robert Morris, grabbing the shutout with 12 saves. Emily Ciborek made 59 saves on 63 shots faced for Ohio State in game two.
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
GRAND VALLEY/MCKENDREE – The Lakers took on a non-league exhibition series with McKendree University, with the two each walking away with a win. Friday’s game was GV’s win, 3-2. Megyn Beebe started things off mid-way through the first period after help from line mate Kendra Myers . Then defenseman Brelin Tasker would grab a late second period goal to go up by two. McKendree found their answer first answer within the first five minutes of the third period for a one goal game. Myers notched the lead back to two with a goal of her own at the ten minute mark, 3-1. McKendree would find one more goal, but would not be enough to take down the Lakers. Taylor Watson was in net making 17 saves on 19 shots on goal while Grand Valley would put up 28 shots on McKendree.
Saturday’s game was a different story, as the two ranked teams played to a scoreless first period. Early in the second, the McKendree offense found their groove as they found open net twice in a row, once on the power play for a 2-0 lead over the Lakers. To make matters worse, a third goal was put in behind GV goaltender Lauren Allen to start the third before Haley Keary made it 3-1. Kendra Myers and Alex Brinkman would tally the assists on the lone Grand Valley goal. Allen racked up 17 saves on 20 shots on goal, while the Laker offense fired off 43 shots on goal.
DAVENPORT/LIBERTY – The Liberty Flames traveled to Michigan for three games, beginning with a single-game series with Davenport. The Panthers picked up the first goal of the game just thirty seconds into play after a pass from Patsy Howe to Emily Ellis. Liberty would only find themselves with a single goal as well after 20 minutes of play. However, the Flames offense took off beginning in the second period, as they would find seven more goals before the end of the third. Three second period goals, four third period goals would make for an 8-1 win for Liberty. Davenport allowed four power play goals as Karley Ferguson make 66 saves on 74 shots on goal. The Panthers put up 17 shots on the LU goaltender.
MIAMI/MINNESOTA – The Gophers visited Ohio, for a two-game exhibition series with the Redhawks. Kaley Mooney put in the first goal of the game to put Miami up by one after a 0-0 first period. Minnesota would also get a goal in the second, but late, and from former Redhawk Becca Senden on the power play. After another scoreless period, the two teams would head to over time where no goals were found yet again. Emalee Wills picked up the tie in net for Miami making 22 saves on 23 shots faced, while the Redhawk offense put up 32 shots on goal.
In Saturday’s game, Mooney would tally the first goal again, this time from Sarah Peterson. Minnesota would grab their only two goals of the game, back-to-back, to take the lead 2-1 going into the second period. Izzy Smith and Mooney would each grab a goal to go up 3-2 after a hard fought second period. Jordan Hanson assisted the Smith power play goal, while Amanda Pugliese grabbed the assist on the third Redhawk goal. Mooney would complete her hat trick to start the third period after passes from Ireland Mooney and Nicole Matthews on the power play. Pugliese would make it 5-2 as I. Mooney would tally her second assist of the night, Smith with the secondary assist. The sixth and final goal would be put in by I. Mooney after a sauce from Katie Augustine. Wills grabbed the win for Miami with 23 saves on 25 shots on goal. The Redhawks would put up 44 shots on the Gopher goaltender.
ADRIAN/LIBERTY – Liberty continued their Michigan traveling as they would finish the weekend with a two-game exhibition series with Adrian College. Sam Fortune put in Adrian’s only goal of the game before Liberty found the back of the on the power play to tie the game. Over time would be needed, where Liberty would find another power play to tally the win. Dana Columbu was in net stopping 34 of 36 shots on goal, while the Bulldog offense threw 30 shots on the Flames goaltender.
In Saturday’s matchup, Liberty would take the 2-0 win with one goal in the first and another in the second. Alison Dungey was in net this time for the Bulldogs, stopping 18 of 20 shots faced. The Bulldogs fired off 33 shots in the LU defensive zone.
DAVENPORT/MCKENDREE – McKendree finished their three game weekend with a single game against Davenport. The Panthers tallied the loss, 2-0, after two second period goals. Karley Ferguson made 33 saves in net on 35 shots on goal, allowing one power play goal. The Panthers fired 17 shots on goal at McKendree.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow