ATL : 11.2 – 11.4 – A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.
ADRIAN/MIAMI – The Bulldogs took on the Redhawks in a Miami home series. Adrian College grabbed both wins, one needing OT, and both just one goal games. Friday’s game, which needed extra hockey to determine a winner, got a start from Sara Gargasz of Miami at 7:53. Gargasz’s goal would be the only one during the first period and was assisted by Maizy Crandall and Audra Vanroboys. Miami would strike again to take a 2-0 lead early in the second with a goal from Jenn Davis. The helpers on Miami’s second goal came from Sarah Peterson and Angela Bucci. The Bulldogs would then find three unanswered goals, two coming short-handed, and the final in OT to take the win. Leah Williams would grab the Bulldog’s first short-handed goal, and Freya Holferty would tie the game with her own shorty at 9:39 in the third. Olivia Ziemba with the assist tally on the Williams goal. Just thirty seconds into the OT period, Katrina Robinson would fire one in for Adrian after passes from Kyleen Wilson and Huntyr Bosher. In net for the win would be Dana Colombo making 21 saves on 23 shots, while Erin Sparks was in net for Miami stopping 31 of 34 shots seen.
Saturday had another one-goal finish, as Adrian would tally the win with a 2-1 score. Miami would begin the scoring much like Friday night, with Darby Edmondson putting in the only Redhawk goal of the night at 14:32 in the first period. Edmondson’s power play goal had assists from Christiana Von Aulock and Emily Sloan. Adrian would then strike back twice, also in the first period, with two goals of their own. Erika McDonald put in the tying goal after a pass from Madeline Arnold. The game-winner came from Brittany Levasseur with a minute left in the first with help from Taylor Murcek. The next two periods no one could find empty net behind the two goaltenders, so Colombo would grab win number two on 22 saves, while Sparks would make 18 saves for Miami.
The weekend’s third star goes to AC’s Levasseur (1 GWG), second star belongs to MU’s Sparks (49/54), and first star is awarded to AC’s Robinson (1 OT GWG).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
AQUINAS/W2 MICHIGAN STATE – The Saints took on a single game with the DII Michigan State Spartans, where the Spartans prevailed. Aquinas got out to an early lead with a Mikayla Opperman goal to take a 1-0 lead into the second period. The Opperman goal had assists from Breana Domrase and Amelia Bartels. Michigan State inched their way back in the second period as Erin Panter soared one past the Saints’ goaltender to tie the game at 8:36 into the second. For the lead, Katie Iandoli finished a battle for the rebound in front of the net only a minute after the first Michigan State goal. Maria Maguire got things going again for Aquinas with a slapper from the blue after a pass from defensive partner Maria Manko. The third period, tied at two, saw a shift in momentum as Michigan State took back the lead with Panter’s second goal of the game after a Karina Lucchese shot on net. At 16:02 the Spartans secured a two goal lead with Iandoli’s second of the game with help from Hannah Miller down low. Danielle Williams picked up her second win of the season in net for Michigan State while Ally Kennedy was in net for Aquinas.
GRAND VALLEY/LINDENWOOD – The Lakers traveled South for a two game non-conference series with the Lynx. A split weekend, Grand Valley’s win came first. Allison Carlson found goal one in the 3-1 win over Lindenwood, with help from Monika Reaume in the first period. Lindenwood would tie the game for the lone second period goal, but Marissa Cirino would take back the GV lead at 8:45 into the third period. Mackenzie Drost and Haillie Fisher with the assists on the Cirino eventual game-winner. Reaume would add a goal to her point tally for the night to make it a two-goal Laker lead, with a helper from Taylor Lampar. In net for Grand Valley was Lauren Allen stopping 44 of 45 shots on goal, while GV put up 12 shots on the Lynx goaltender.
Game two saw a 4-0 win for Lindenwood for the split weekend. Allen was in net again for Grand Valley, making 38 saves on 41 shots, while 24 shots were sent off in the offensive zone.
MICHIGAN STATE/MASSACHUSETTS – The DI Spartans took on Massachusetts for a non-conference game with the CCWHA league member coming out on top. Kendal Anderson found two goals in the 4-3 win, while Ava Gawley and Maddie Wolsmann found the second two tallies for Michigan State. Matti Savich, Julia Lutz (2), Ashley Astor and Kelsey Jaeckle would each have assists in the first win of the weekend. Kathryn Hamer was in net for Michigan State stopping 32 of 35 shots while the Spartans soared 41 shots on the Massachusetts goaltender.
MICHIGAN STATE/RHODE ISLAND – To finish the weekend the Spartans took on a two game non-conference series with Rhode Island. Both wins went to Michigan State, 4-3 and 4-0. Julia Lutz would find goal one in game one, unassisted, while Maddie Wolsmann would also find an unassisted goal in the first period for Michigan State. Ashley Astor would grab a third goal in the first period against Rhode Island. Kendal Anderson grabbed the assist on the Astor goal to end the first period, 3-0. While on the power play, the only goal in the second period came from Anderson, which would go on to be the game-winning goal for Michigan State. Rhode Island would find three unanswered goals, but goaltender Kathryn Hamer held off the Rams for any more goals, stopping a total of 19 shots of 22 seen. Michigan State found 33 shots on the Rams’ goaltender.
Game two brought four Michigan State goals to zero Rhode Island goals, for a second win against URI and a third win on the weekend for the Spartans. Kelsey Jaeckle would grab the eventual game-winning goal, Julia Lutz (2) and Matti Savich would also put in goals for Michigan State in the shutout win. Kathryn Hamer in net once again, stopping all 14 shots on net, while the Spartans fired 46 total goals on the Rams’ netminder. Jaeckle and Savich’s goals came while on the power play.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager