ATL : 11.9 – 11.11– A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.
MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT – The puck dropped between the #4 Spartans and the #13 Panthers twice this past weekend with MSU coming out on top for both contests. On Friday the 9th, MSU took the win from Davenport in Grand Rapids. The final score for this meeting was 7-0. This was the first home game of the season for Davenport, and the enthusiastic crowd was there to support. Both teams came out of the gate with intensity, however, MSU was able to put up the first and only point of the 1st period on the board when Kelsey Jaeckle snuck one past Panther goalie Julia Gaynor. The 2nd period began to open the game up when Amelia Schroeder scored her first goal of the season to give MSU a 2-0 lead. Gaynor continued to make great saves but was bombarded by the MSU offense which eventually led to three more 2nd period goals fromAllison Lariviere, Gabriela Rowe, and Katie Krumm. These goals ended the 2nd period with a 5-goal lead for MSU. As the 3rd period came around, Davenport was looking to start climbing back with 3 power play opportunities with lots of chances on Spartan goaltender Kathryn Hamer, however, MSU seemed to be the better team that night and netted another 2 goals to round out the night. Those two points were collected by Jaeckle and Kendal Anderson. The final shots were MSU: 34 DU: 24.
On Sunday, November 11th, MSU faced off against Davenport University again, but time in East Lansing. The final score of this match was 15-3, in Michigan State’s favor. The Spartans came out of the gates flying as the first goal was scored early by Priyanya Rajagopal. Davenport was not going to let MSU control the lead too long as Morgan Pippin scored her first collegiate goal to tie the game at 1. The rest of the period was all MSU. Goals were scored by Morgan Graham, Julia Lutz, Kendal Anderson, Katie Krumm and Ava Gawley to extend the Spartan lead and end the 1st period with a score of 6-1. Courtney Mulligan opened the 2nd period with a goal for Davenport in an effort to knock down the lead that MSU had built in the first. The goal from DU proved not to be enough when MSU answered back with another 7 goals, majority of which came from the Lutz-Jaeckle offensive attack.The 3rd period seemed to be more subdued with a goal from each side.
DAVENPORT/ADRIAN– Davenport took on the Adrian Bulldogs on Saturday the 10thwith a final outcome of 11-0 in favor of the Bulldogs. The bulldogs came into the game with the #1 seed and left Grand Rapids with their same standing in hand.The first period was very one-sided with Adrian pinning Davenport into their own end and giving Panther goalie Gaynor a workout. After a half period of pressure,Adrian finally put a point on the board by the hands of Brooklynn Moore. Kirstin LaBelle shortly added to the lead with her own goal after burying a turnover in front of the Davenport net. The 1st period was closed with a goal from Adrian’s Taylor Murcek, bringing the lead to 3. The 2nd period was a continuation of the Adrian Bulldogs putting pressure on the Davenport Panthers. Samantha Fortune scored back-to-back goals for Adrian followed shortly after by another goal from Olivia Pollari. Gaynor was able to fend of fthe bulldogs for a while until Erika McDonald was able to sneak one past her, scoring the last goal of the period. The 3rd period looked promising when the Davenport offense started to take it to Adrian by catching them on their heels.Ultimately Adrian was able to score another 4 unanswered goals to end the game with an 11-0 win.
UM/AQUINAS– This weekend was a double header for the two teams as they each had one contest at home. Even though, the final score of both games ended the same. The first game at Aquinas on the 9th Began with 2 goals in the 1st period by Mackenzie Hewitt and Madelyn McEachern. The second period also proved to be too much for Aquinas when the Wolverines added another three unanswered goals from Taylor Lunberg, Hewitt and another from Lunberg. The third period proved to be more of the same story for the first half of it when Lia Harrington added to the score to make it 5-0. Aquinas finally answered back with a point from Izzy Piotrowski around the mid-marker of the period. Unfortunately, the Aquinas goal was not enough to get anything moving for them offensively and Mary Reiber negated their goal thirty seconds later to end the scoring for the game.
The second game of the weekend, although the same score, showed an eager Aquinas squad. Michigan’s Bruin made the first move with a goal 8 minutes in, but Aquinas answered back only half -a-minute later with one of their own from Bartels. The score remained equal for a while, until Michigan scored with less than a minute left in the period from Levenson to take the lead into the intermission. The 2nd and 3rd period looked like more of the first game with the addition of five Michigan goals to the board from Bruin, Lundberg (2), Andonian, and Shorkey making the final score 7-1 once again.
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
GRAND VALLEY/GRAND CANYON – The Lakers took on non-league member, Grand Canyon University on both Friday and Saturday, with Grand Valley tallying both wins with scores of 10-0 and 10-1. Morgan Lang earned the shutout on Friday in the 10-0 game stopping all ten shots faced. The Laker goal were tallied by Katie Gialloreti (1g), Sally Hoerr (1g), Marissa Cirino (1g), Rachael Smith (1g, 2a), Kathryn Tauer (1g), Megyn Beebe (2g), Allison Carlson (1g, 2a), Taylor Lampar and Briana Weglarz (1g). The apples were credited to Haley Keary (1a), Alex Brinkman (1a), Allison Stapleton (2a), and Alexis Peterson (2a).
In game two the Lakers tallied another ten goals, this time from Brelin Tasker (1g), Sammy Williams (1g), Amanda Rachke (1g, 1a), Carlson (3g, 2a), and Brinkman (3g), Smith (1g, 1a). Then ten goals had helpers from Hoerr (1a), Cirino (1a), Lampar (4a), and Stapleton (1a). Emma Hembrough was in net for game two, stopping 14 of 15 shots on net.
GRAND VALLEY/MIDLAND – Grand Valley would also have a two game series with Midland University, which resulted in their first loss of the weekend. Lang was in net once again, this time picking up 23 saves on 25 shots faced. Monika Reaume would grab Grand Valley’s only goal of the game after a pass from Smith.
ROBERT MORRIS/MCKENDREE – The Eagles played host to a number of teams for a showcase last weekend, where the Eagles took on their first opponent of the weekend, the Bearcats of McKendree. Lauren Yomantas would stop 20 of 23 shots, but the Eagles could only find a single goal compared to McKendree’s three. Morgan Donchez tallied the RMU goal with help from Emily Urban and Makaila Anderson.
ROBERT MORRIS/LINDENWOOD – In their second showcase game, Robert Morris took on top ten team, Lindenwood University. The Lynx came out on top with a shutout victory, 4-0. Annette Scislowicz was in net for Robert Morris making 25 saves on 29 shots on goal.
ROBERT MORRIS/MASSACHUSETTS – In their final showcase game of the weekend, the Eagles went up against the University of Massachusetts. Robert Morris would snag a goal in this contest from Makaila Anderson, but UMass would find four goals for the win. Madison Schultz had the lone assist, while Yomantas made 24 saves on 28 shots in net.
Author: Hailee Craig, Communications Intern
Edited by: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager