MIAMI/OHIO STATE – The 8-2 Redhawks took on Ohio State in one of the final league series of the season. With two wins, 5-2 and 3-2, Miami continues to be tied with Adrian for first place in Division 1. The Buckeyes got out early into a 2-0 lead over the defending National Champions. Molly Arntson and Brittany Brandon with the goals, while Courtney Trudeau tallied the only assist in the game for Ohio State. 8:27 into the second period, the Miami offensive begun. Kathleen Baldwin made it a 2-1 game after passes from Amanda Pugliest and Sarah Peterson. Two minutes, exactly, later, it was a 2-2 tie thanks to Kaley Mooney. Pugliese and Peterson with the assists again. Jordan Hanson got the game-winner and her first of the game to finish out the second period scoring. Pugliese with her third assist on the power play Hanson goal. K. Mooney put her second of the night in at the 5:48 mark in the third before Hanson also tallied her second of the game. Hanson’s second goal also came on the power play, with assists from Izzy Smith and K. Mooney. Rachel Damrath was in net for Miami, making 17 saves on 19 shots faced while Selena Hunter stopped 32 of 37 shots for Ohio State.
Smith got the scoring rolling in game two for Miami, just 1:17 into the first period. Ohio State answered before the close of period one, with a goal from Julia Phillips. Brandon and Trudeau registered the assists on the first OSU goal. Ellen Chiligris gave the lead back to Miami in the second period after passes from Smith and Michaela Goguen. Barely a minute later, and the game was back to tied thanks to Buckeye’s Jessica McCoy. Arnton would be credited with the assist on the game-tying goal. Smith would grab her second goal of the game at the 6:49 mark in the second to give the Redhawks a second win. Damrath was in net again for Miami, stopping 27 of 29 shots on goal. Emily Ciborek was in net this time for Ohio State, making 34 saves on 37 shots on goal.
Third star of the weekend goes to MU’s Pugliese (3a), second star belongs to OSU’s Ciborek (34/37), and first star is awarded to MU’s Smith (2g, 1a).
GRAND VALLEY/MICHIGAN– One of three league series that took place last weekend, where the 4-4-1 Lakers of Grand Valley picked up two wins to improve to 6-4-1 and slide into third place in the league with 13 points. Michigan, who is currently No. 4 in the Division 1 standings, suffered 1-0 and 2-1 losses to Grand Valley. Briana Weglarz grabbed the lone goal in game one, at 1:24 in the first period. Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan, stopping 23 of 24 shots on goal, while Taylor Watson was at the other end for GV, making 26 saves for the shutout.
Two power play goals, one from Grand Valley and one from Michigan, is how the game was tied at one with a one whole period to play. Alex Brinkman would grab GV’s power play goal in the second period after help from Megyn Beebe. UM’s only goal of the weekend came from Rachel Hysong on the power play with help from Sarah Girard. The game-winner would come at 2:38 in the third from the stick of Alison Stapleton after a pass from Sally Hoerr. Watson (18/19) and Hamill (22/24) were both back between the pipes, with Watson grabbing the win.
Third star of the weekend goes to GV’s Stapleton (1 gwg), second star belongs to UM’s Hamill (45/48), and first star is awarded to GV’s Watson (44/45).
MICHIGAN STATE/ROBERT MORRIS – The 4-3-1 Spartans took on the 5-5 in CCWHA play Eagles, with each team leaving with a win. Michigan State would grab the first win, 3-2, in a heated battle full of penalties. Alyson Zachwieja tallied RMU’s first goal at 10:39 in the first after a pass from Grace Dynek. Four minutes later and the Eagles had a two goal lead thanks to Caroline Snyder. Makaila Anderson with the assist credit. MSU’s Allison Lariviere made it a one-goal game at 16:21 in the first with help from Kelsey Cross. The game became tied after Cross of Michigan State found her own goal in the second period. And while on the powerplay in the third, Amelia Schroeder found the game winner on the power play for MSU. Kathryn Hamer was in net for the Spartans, making 31 saves on 33 shots, and Kendra Gallaher was in goal for Robert Morris, stopping 19 of 22 shots faced.
Robert Morris grabbed a commanding win in Saturday’s game, putting in four goals to Michigan State’s one. Kaela Harbaugh and Anderson were the goal scorers in the first period for RMU. Zachwieja with assists on both of those goals, while Anderson’s goal came on the penalty kill. Elise Plancon also found the back of the net in the first twenty minutes of play for Michigan State. Alexis Smith accredited with the assist on the only Spartan goal. Katie Merrell and Dynek would go on to score in the second and the third, one a piece, to make four goals. Anderson and Zachwieja with the assists on the power play Merrell goal. Lauren Yomantas was in net for game two, grabbing the win for RMU after stopping 29 of 30 shots. Hannah Johnson was between the pipes for MSU, with 26 saves on 30 shots.
Third star of the weekend goes to MSU’s Hamer (31/33), second star belongs to RMU’s Anderson (1g, 2a), and first star is awarded to RMU’s Zachwieja (1g, 3a).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
ADRIAN/LINDENWOOD-BELLEVILLE – The Bulldogs took down a Top Five ACHA ranked Lindenwood-Belleville, to remain at No. 2 in the nation for the ACHA. Adrian took game one 2-1 and game two 3-1. Kaillie Hardy and Jessica Harrison grabbed the two goals in the first win, with Harrison’s coming on the power play. Devyn Fitzhenry tallied the assist on Hardy’s goal. Alison Dungey made 16 saves to preserve the win. Adrian put up 33 shots on the LUB goaltender.
Hardy would grab goal number one again in game two, short-handed, after a pass from Madeline Arnold. Alicia Tait would be the second goal scorer before Hardy got her second of the game to make it 3-1. Harrison with the assist on Tait’s goal. Dungey was in net again for Adrian stopping 23 of 24 shots while the Bulldog offense fired off 33 shots once again.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow