MIAMI/ROBERT MORRIS – In the first game of the series between the Redhawks and the Eagles, an extra period of play was necessary to determine a winner, with Miami finding the winning goal for a 6-5 win. In the second game of the RMU/Miami series, Miami tallied the second win without needing an overtime period as Miami pulled away with a 9-0 win to complete the sweep. Katie Augustine began the scoring before the two minutes had even been played in the first period with help from Ireland Mooney and Kaley Mooney. Miami would find themselves with two more goals in the first from the sticks of Caroline Noble, I. Mooney and Rachael Booth. The six other Redhawk goals would come from Sarah Peterson, Augustine (2), K. Mooney and Amanda Pugliese. Miami tallied three power play goals (I. Mooney, K. Mooney, Pugliese) against the Eagles and one short-handed goal (Augustine). Emalee Wills was in net for Miami making 13 saves on 13 shots on goal, while Rachel Damrath also saw some time in net and stopped 4 of 4 shots faced. Kendra Gallaher made 17 saves on 21 shots faced for Robert Morris, while Lauren Yomantas stopped 14 of 19 shots on goal for the Eagles.
Third star of the second game goes to MU’s Augustine (3g), second star belongs to K. Mooney (3g, 4a), and first star goes to MU’s Gougen (5a).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
MICHIGAN STATE/RHODE ISLAND – In Michigan State’s second ACHA showcase game, they faced off with Rhode Island, falling 4-2 despite being tied for most of the game. With Amelia Schroeder grabbing the Spartan’s first goal of the game to tie the game at one in the first period and Maddie Wolsmann adding the second tying goal, the Spartans just couldn’t answer once more after URI’s third goal. Amanda Anderson, Ashley Astor, Oliva Lord and Wolsmann would register assists in the first loss of the weekend. Kathryn Hamer was in net for Michigan State making 22 saves on 26 shots faced, while the Spartan offense threw 37 shots on the Ram’s goaltender.
GRAND VALLEY/MASSACHUSETTS – The Lakers took on UMass in their second showcase game, tying the Minutewomen, 1-1. Karyn Schmaltz tallied the Grand Valley tying goal with five minutes to go in the third period. Corey Robison and Allison Lowe with the assists on the Schmaltz goal. Taylor Watson was in net for GV for the tie making 40 saves on 41 shots faced. Grand Valley put up 26 total shots on the UMass goaltender.
MICHIGAN/LIBERTY – The Wolverines found themselves in a redemption game after being swept by Liberty a few weeks back. This time Michigan pulled off the upset win, 4-3 over the Flames. Jenna Trubiano found herself with the first two goals of the game to put Michigan off to an early lead. Morgan Baird finished out the third period with a goal of her own to take the Wolverines into the second period with a 3-0 lead. Karrie Inman, Rachel Hysong and Mercedes Reyes tallied the assists on the three Wolverine goals. Liberty would put in two unanswered goals during the second period to shorten the lead to one (3-2). Five minutes into the third, Hysong would find Sarah Girard for the fourth Michigan goal. Liberty would be able to find an answer but that would not be enough for the win. Madeline Chen picked up the W in net making 36 saves on 39 shots faced while Michigan fired off 25 shots on the Flame’s goaltender.
GRAND VALLEY/RHODE ISLAND – On Sunday, Grand Valley’s third ACHA showcase game, the Rams of Rhode Island took on the Lakers. Grand Valley grabbed two goals from Megyn Beebe in the first with an assist from Haley Keary. To secure the win, Alex Brinkman put in a third GV goal after a pass from Allison Lowe to take the win, 3-0. Lauren Allen was in net for Grand Valley this time, and made 28 saves on 28 shots to earn the shutout. The Lakers’ offensive put up 34 shots on the Rams’ goalie.
MICHIGAN STATE/LIBERTY – The Flames entered Michigan State’s final ACHA showcase game 0-2, while the Spartans sat at 1-1. Kelsey Jaeckle put MSU on the board first with a pass from Maddie Wolsmann, but Liberty had an answer as the two teams finished period one in a tie. Wolsmann would find the net for a goal of her own to begin the second but Liberty found open space twice more before also netting an empty net goal to take their first win of the weekend, 4-2. Hannah Johnson was in net making 35 stops on 38 shots faced for Michigan State. The Spartans fired off 44 shots on goal offensively.
MICHIGAN/MASSACHUSETTS – In Michigan’s third game of the weekend at the showcase, they took on the Minutewomen of UMass. The Wolverine’s fell 6-2, with Grace Nardiello grabbing both goals for U of M. Morgan Baird, Mercedes Reyes and Caroline Hurd registered the assists while Madeline Chen was in net making 25 saves on 31 shots on goal.
ADRIAN/PENN STATE – The Bulldogs picked up the sweep of the Nittany Lions with 9-0 and 6-1 wins. The 9-0 game brought goals from Taylor Murcek, Kirstin Labelle, Kaillie Hardy (3), Kyleen Wilson, Brittany Levasseur, Megan Coleman, and Jessica Harrisson. The many assists were tallied by Madeline Arnold, Tara Wrbelis (2), Nicole Paradis (3), Alexa Wyczynski, Paige Fuoco, Jessie Rushing, Jessica Fabbro (2), Sam Fortune, Levasseur (2), and Labelle. In net, Alison Dungey picked up the shutout with 13 saves. The Adrian offensive put up 40 shots on the PSU goaltender.
The second win, 6-1, saw goals from Courtney Hoke, Fabbro (3), and Levasseur (2), The passing came from Alessandra Raciti, Murcek, Arnold (2), Paradis (2), Hardy (2), Fuoco, and Rushing. Kalysta Coulter grabbed the win in net for the Bulldogs making 10 saves on 11 shots faced, while the offensive fired off 47 shots on goal. Adrian picked up four total power play goals throughout the weekend against Penn State.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow