Congratulations to Adrian College who competed at the 2021 ACHA Nationals in Minot ND April 15-20, 2021. Also, congratulations to their player, Leah Williams, for her selection to 2nd All Tournament Team!
ATL 1.11 – 1.13
January 11, 2019
Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 9:30pm
It was a tight game on Friday night when RMU traveled to GVSU for a late-night battle. The game started out strong when GVSU’s Carlson scored an unassisted powerplay goal just under 4 minutes into the game. The score would not remain that way for long, though as RMU’s Cardew buried one from teammate Urban just over 3 minutes later. The rest of the first period remained quite except for the RMU penalty at 16:30 for having too many. RMU fought off the GVSU powerplay and ended the period strong.
Period 2 seemed to be all Grand Valley’s from the beginning when Keary scored another powerplay goal with help from Denton just over 30 seconds in. Besides the penalties that plagued both sides, there scoreboard remained the same until Lampar netted yet another powerplay goal with assists from Smith and Carlson at 14:51. The period would end with GVSU leading 3-1.
The 3rd period was a bit of a slowdown for the home team. RMU managed to score a goal about half way through the period to put GVSU back on their toes. The goal was scored by Donchez with an assist from Anderson. Although RMU fought back until the final buzzer, GVSU was able to hold on to their lead of 3-2. The final shots were: RMU 22, GVSU 18.
January 12, 2019
Robert Morris University @ Grand Valley State University 4:30pm
The back and forth game between these two opponents just the day before would prove not to rollover to the Saturday competition when GVSU walked away with a commanding win of 7-1. The final score however did not reflect the first period at least. Only 9 second into the game, RMU’s Donchez slipped one past the goaltender with an assist from Anderson. This would prove to be the first and last goal RMU would score tonight. It took less than 5 minutes more for GVSU to strike back when Carlson scored with a helper from Stapleton. 3 minutes after, Cirino added to the GVSU lead with assists from Carlson and Keary to end the first period with a 3-1 lead.
The 2nd period is when the game started to open for the home team. 13 seconds in, GVSU’s Lampar scored with help from Smith. 2 More goals came in the second period from Smith and Stapleton with assists from Carlson on the first, and Carlson and Tasker on the second. The second period would end in a 5-1 lead for Grand Valley.
In the final period, Grand Valley continued to add to the ever-rising score. Goals from Peterson and Carlson (Lampar, Smith) added to the total. The final scored ended at GVSU 7, RMU 1. The shot count however would paint a very different story. GVSU threw 26 shots at RMU’s Yomantas and Scislowicz, but RMU also had a high SOG stat with 24 shots on GVSU goalies Allen and Lang who both played outstanding and kept the puck out of the net for the most part.
University of Michigan @ Davenport University 3:30pm
UofM faced off against DU at their own Patterson Ice Center on Saturday afternoon. The game started out as a strong battle between the two teams until the first goal was scored by UofM’s Hewitt with a helper from teammate Mccann. Only a few minutes later, DU’s Forrest would tie up the score at 1s with an assist from Mulligan. The first period would end with a tied score at 1.
The 2nd period was another tough battle with both teams fending each other off until the very last second (literally 19:59) UofM’s Lundberg scored a powerplay goal with an assist from Shorkey. The period ended with UofM leading at 2-1.
In the 3rd period, UofM solidified their win with another goal from Harrington with helpers from Hewitt and McManaman about 8 minutes in. The 3-1 score would remain true for to the end of the game allowing UofM to arrive back in Ann Arbor with a win. Shots on goal were high in the game, UofM had 33 while Davenport University had slightly more at 36.
January 13, 2019
Davenport University @ University of Michigan 7:30pm
University of Michigan welcomed Davenport University into their home rink on Sunday as the roles were reversed just the day before. The whole game was a back on forth battle, however UofM were the only team who managed to get up on the scoreboard.
The first period was all back and forth with nothing to show for it for either team. Once the 2nd period rolled around, UofM was able to strike for the first time this game with an unassisted goal from Lundberg just a couple minutes in. Again, the rest of the period was a battle with nothing more than a 1 goal lead for UofM to show for it.
The 3rd period is when the scoring started to open for the home team. Mccann scored a goal with help from Kerr 4 minutes into the period to make the score 2-0. The next two goals came a little later in the period and were netted by Hewitt and Baird (Lundberg). These goals would finalize the score at 4-0 in favor of the University of Michigan.
Although the scored was slightly lob-sided, the shots-on-goal count was surprisingly similar for both teams. UofM had 29 shots on goal white Davenport University threw 30 shots at goaltender Hamill with no luck. Congrats are in order to Hamill for the shutout and a game well played.
December 15, 2018
RMU @ DAVENPORT
Davenport University took on Robert Morris University at home on Friday. It was a high scoring game with lots of excitement for both ends of the rink. The game stated off strong when RMU’s Donchez (Schultz) scored the game opener just over 30-seconds into the 1st. RMU held the lead for about 6 minutes until Davenport’s Ellis netted one from Piowman tying the game at 1. Davenport struck again to take the lead when Pippin scored with assists from Ballestero and Forrest. This goal would prove to be the last scored in the 1st period. The 2nd period Started off with a bang as well when RMU tied the game once again with another goal from Donachez (Anderson). Just over a minute later, RMU took the lead for the first time when Schultz scored an unassisted goal. The scoring remained quiet for what seemed like forever until 13:44 into the period when RMU scored again with another unassisted goal from Urban. Not long after, Sherman added another goal to the total making the score 5-2 to end the period. Donchez scored her hat-trick (unassisted) half-way through the 3rd period to take the commanding lead of 6-2 for her RMU teammates. A few minutes later Davenport seemed to catch a spark when Ballestero scored with helpers from Ellis and Kunz to cut down the RMU lead to just 3. However, RMU wasn’t having it when Donchez (Schultz, Anderson) scored her fourth of the game less than a minute later to maintain their 4-goal lead. Another goal was netted by RMU’s Urban (Arias) less than a minute later to make the score 8-3 with just over 5 minutes left in the game. Davenport never lost hope as proof when Forrest scored an unassisted goal in attempt to cut the lead down. However, the effort wasn’t enough when the final goal of the game was scored by RMU’s Sherman (Cardew, Arias) to finalize the score of 9-4 in favor of the Eagles.
December 16, 2018
RMU @ DAVENPORT
Sunday’s game showed two completely different hockey teams and a radically different outcome. The scoring started at 7:34 into the game with a goal from Davenport’s Rudberg (Dubuc, Mulligan) initiated the change of the scoreboard. RMU failed to answer back, but at 15:43 Davenport struck again to make the score 2-0 when Forrest scored with help from Ellis and Mulligan. These 2 points would be all that was scored for the first period. The 2nd period was a slow one as well with only 1-point scored. The point came again from the home team to take the lead to 3. The goal was scored by Ballestero, unassisted. The 3rd period started slow again, with scoring not starting until half way through the period. At 10:59, RMU’s Nurse (Donchez) scored to open up the scorebooks for her team. 5 minutes later Schultz scored with the assist from St. Jean to bring the score to a manageable 3-2 in favor of Davenport. That score remained intact for less than 30 seconds before Davenport put the nail in the coffin with a goal from Dubuc and a helper from Pippin. Davenport’s net-minder Gaynor stood on her head with 34 saves to allow her team to win the game despite having only put 21 shots on the RMU goaltenders. Final score, RMU 2, Davenport 4.
December 7, 2018
GVSU @ Adrian
Grand Valley State University faced off against Adrian College at Arrington Arena in Adrian on Friday with a favorable outcome for the home team. The game started out strong for the Bulldogs as they scored the first 4 goals of the game, all in the first period. The first point game less than a minute in to the match when Levasseur scored with an assist from teammate Paradis. The remaining 3 points came spread throughout the 1st with goals from Fortune (Levasseur, Murcek), Coleman (Murcek), and Ziemba (Wilson). The 1st period ended with no answer from GVSU, leaving the scored at 4-0 in favor of the home team. The start of the 2nd period seemed promising for GVSU as they came out of the gates hungry. Cirino scored an unassisted goal for GVSU less than 4 minutes into the middle period. Just as GVSU seemed to be pulling themselves together to start coming back, Adrian’s Wilson netted one with helpers from Levasseur and Candido to take back their 4-goal lead. Before the period ended, Adrian scored again with an unassisted point from LaBelle and GVSU’s Beebe scored with an assist from Carlson leaving the 2nd period with a score of 2-6. This would prove to be the final score of the game and neither team was able to add to the scoreboard. The Third period ended with no goals or penalties. Final score Adrian 6, GVSU 2.
Davenport @ Miami
In a game late Friday night, Davenport University Traveled to Goggin Ice Arena to face off against home team Miami University. The game started off slow as the first goal wasn’t scored until over half-way into the 1st period. The goal was scored by Davenport’s Mulligan with help from Williams. The 1st period would end with a score of 1-0 in favor of Davenport. The game started to open up in the 2nd period when Miami University started putting the puck in the net. 2 goals were scored by Miami from Gargasz (Crandall, Peterson) and Pugliese (Sloan). The 2nd period ended with a score of 3-1 in favor of the home team. The third period is when Miami started to really pull away from Davenport. 3 more goals were scored by Miami, Pugliese (Meola), Gargasz (Vanroboys), and Vanroboys (Gargasz). The shots at the end of the game reflected the outcome well with Miami having 41 SOG and Davenport with 13 SOG. Final score Miami 5, Davenport 1.
December 8, 2018
Davenport @ Miami
The second game in this weekend double-header ended again with Miami in the win column. The win was a convincing one that gave goaltender Crosley a well-deserved shut-out. Davenport University managed to fend off Miami until about half-way into the 1st period when they scored 2 back-to-back goals by Crandall (unassisted) and Gargasz (Vanroboys). These 2 quick goals would be all that was scored in the first period for either team. The 2nd period proved to be more of the same story as Miami continued to rack up the points. Sciales scored 2 goals within 30 seconds of each other to make the score 4-0 (with helpers from Gargasz, Peterson and Vanroboys). Pugliese buried another point 6 minutes later with assists from Edmondson and Crandall. A few minutes after Pugliese’s goal, Sloan scored (Von Aulock) to end the period with a score of 6-0. The 3rd period is when the scoring started to cool off. The only goal scored in the period was from Vanroboys (Clingel, Crandall) 4 minutes in. The shots on goal were very similar to the day prior, Miami had 40 SOG and Davenport had 10 SOG. The final score was Miami 7, Davenport 0.
Aquinas @ MSU
The mid-day match at Munn Ice Arena started off fast with a 1st period containing 3 quick goals. First point came from MSU’s Anderson (Nantais) 3:30 into the game. The opening goal was answered almost immediately with Aquinas’ Reese scoring with a little help from Piotrowski just 30 seconds later. Aquinas struck again 4 ½ minutes later with a point from Fournier from Reese. The 1st period would end 2-1 in favor of Aquinas. The second period came and went without anything to show for it from either side. When the 3rd period rolled around, MSU was ready to take the game by the horns. They hit the ice running and scored a goal 3:26 minutes in from Lutz (Anderson). Lutz netted another point minutes later with help from Astor to take the lead. With the score remaining 3-2 until less than 5 minutes left in the game, MSU was able to open the floodgates and score an additional 3 goals before the final buzzer. Points were awarded to Nantais (Rajagopal, Uglletta), Lutz (Astor) and Lariviere (Schroeder). Shots on goal at the end of the game tallied 68-24 in favor of MSU. With a notable performance from Lutz and her hattrick, the final score was MSU 6, Aquinas 2.
Adrian @ GVSU
Adrian goaltender Colombo showed up to play on Saturday as she walked away with a shutout allowing her team to scored 3 un-attested goals and take away the win. The game was a tight one, despite the score. The shots on goal ended at a close Adrian 25, GVSU 20. The scoring from Adrian was spread out equally amongst the periods as well. The first period goal was scored by Pollari with help from friends Ziemba and Robinson at 8:48. The second goal came in the 2nd period when Ziemba added to her point count with an unassisted goal with a little less than 5 minutes left in the period. The 3rd period was also a late goal when Levasseur scored with helpers from Candido and Paradis. In a game plagued with 12 penalties, Adrian walked away with the win. The final score was Adrian 3, GVSU 0.
ATL 11.30 – 12.2 : A recap of CCWHA play during the weekend.
League game re-cap
MSU @ Aquinas
The Spartans took on Aquinas College on Friday, November 30th to round out the month with a bang. Although MSU took away the win with a convincing 6-2 victory out-shoot their opponent 63-14, the whole game was a battle with scoring scattered throughout. Just over 7 minutes in to the start of the game the first goal was scored by Michigan State’s Diffendal with help from Wolsmann and Graham. Aquinas answered that goal about 5 minutes later when Piotrowski netted one with assists from Bartels and Feddema. The game was tied slightly more than 2 minutes when MSU clapped back with another point from Graham, assists from Krumm and Jaeckle. At the end of the first period the score was MSU 2, Aquinas 1. The scoring starting up again quarter way through the 2nd period with another goal from Aquinas’ Piotrowski (un-assisted). 3 minutes later, MSU’s Wolsmann broke the tie with an un-assisted goal of her own. Thelast goal of the period would come just shy of the 16-minute mark when MSU’sSchroeder buried one with a little help from friends Jaeckle and Rowe. The 3rd period started off as anyone’s game with MSU leading by one goal, however Nantais struck quick with help from Rowe to start to pull away from Aquinas. The final goal of the game would be made by Krumm with an assist from Jaeckle who had a notable 3-point game. Final score, MSU 6 Aquinas 2.
Miami @ MSU
On a nail-biting game of hockey, Miami University faced Michigan State University at Munn Ice Arena Saturday night. The scoring opened up half-way through the first period when Michigan State’s Astor laid on in from Anderson. The rest of the first period remained scoreless. The 2nd period proved to be the exciting one with a 4 of the 7-goal coming within its time slot. Lutz from Anderson increased the MSU lead to two until Gargasz answered back with an un-assisted goal of her own making the score 2-1. Miami made the next move as well when Edmondson scored with a helper from Gargasz to tie the game up at 2. Closing out the period with a minute and a half left, Miami’s Sloan scored on more to add to the board before intermission with assists from Pugliese and Edmondson. The third period began with a quick return of fire from MSU, and a game-tying goal from Lutz (Astor). A Few minutes later Miami scored again when Gargasz buried a goal from Vanroboys and Russell. The rest of the game remained scoreless with a final score of Miami 4, MSU 3.
UofM @ Adrian
The Wolverines and the Bulldogs had a hard-fought battle Saturday night at Arrington Ice Arena with Adrian edging out UofM with an early goal. The single goal this game came from Pollari, unassisted with 5 minutes left in the first period. Adrian outshot UofM 42-13 but couldn’t manage to bury any more goals leaving the final score Adrian 1, UofM 0.
Miami @ MSU
After coming off of a disappointing defeat the day before,Michigan State showed up to round 2 against Miami University with the edge theyneeded to walk away with the win. The first goal of the game was scored 16minutes in to the 1st period by Miami when Crandall scored with anassist from teammate Vanroboys. Although the rest of the 1st periodremained scoreless, MSU jumped out of the gate for the 2nd period witha goal 30-seconds in from Gargasz. The game remained tied until late in the 2ndwhen MSU’s Jaeckle scored with assists from Wolsmann and Graham to end theperiod with MSU leading 2-1. Graham (Jaeckle, Wolsman) also scored before thebuzzer rang to end regulation time in a 2-2 tie. OT only lasted less than 2minutes when MSU scored with a goal from Graham from Anderson to take the W.Final shots were Miami 25, MSU 36. MSU’s Graham also walked away with a 3-pointnight. Final score Miami 2, MSU 3.
Adrian @ UofM
Tonight’s game viewed a little different than the gameplayed by these two teams yesterday. Adrian College proved they were the betterteam outshooting UofM 44 to 11. The final score ended up 3-0 in favor of Adrianwith goals from Levasseur (Bosher/Paradis), Murcek (Coleman/Levasseur) andZiemba (Williams/Pollari). The first goal came early in the first period whilethe remaining two didn’t reach the scoreboard until the 3rd. Final score Adrian 3, UofM 0.
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
ATL 10.11.18 – 10.14.18
ADRIAN COLLEGE/MICHIGAN STATE (10/11-12) – Adrian College and Michigan State both opened their league play on Thursday night in East Lansing. The Bulldogs would tally the first win, 6-4, but not without a comeback attempt from the Spartans. Sam Fortune got Adrian started mid-way through the first period, but Kendal Anderson brought the Spartans to life with a breakaway goal to tie the game. Kaillie Hardy would be credited for the assist on the Fortune goal. Goals from Tanya Candido and Brittany Levasseur gave Adrian a two goal lead to start the second period. Maddie Wolsmann would close the lead to one just two minutes later with help from Morgan Graham. The Bulldogs busted out three unanswered goals to finish out the second period, with Hardy, Nicole Paradis and Katrina Robinson all getting a hand in the scoring. Taylor Murcek, Colby Donald, Olivia Ziemba, Huntry Bosher with second period assist tallies. The third period would only see goals from the Spartans. Julia Lutz and Wolsmann’s second of the night would make it a 6-4 game, but Adrian maintained their lead for the win. Dana Colombo was in net for the win, stopping 30 of 34 shots faced while Kathryn Hamer was between the pipes for Michigan State making 15 saves on 21 shots.
Friday night the series moved to Adrian, where the Bulldogs found another six goals over the Spartans. The lone goal for Michigan State came early in the first period, when Ashley Astor soared one past Colombo for an early lead. Wolsmann would get the assist on the Astor goal. The six Adrian goals came from Levassuer, Bosher, Hardy, Fortune, Ziemba and Leah Willams. Assists were tallied by Ziemba, Paradis, Murcek, Hardy, Jessica Harrison, and Freya Holferty in the second win of the season. Colombo got the series win in game two with 21 saves on 22 shots, while Hamer was in net for a second time stopping 23 of 28 shots faced.
The weekend’s third star belongs to Michigan State’s Wolsmann (2g, 1a), second star is Adrian’s Hardy (2g, 1a), and first star is awarded to Adrian’s Colombo (51/56).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
CCWHA IN THE SHOWCASE
DAVENPORT/MASSACHUSETTS (10/12) – The Davenport Panthers traveled East to take part in the University of Massachusetts showcase. In their first game, they played the hosts, and came up empty on goals. Julia Gaynor was in net for the Panthers, making 60 saves on 66 shots faced.
DAVENPORT/LIBERTY (10/13) – In the Panthers second showcase game they faced off with reigning National Champion, Liberty University. The Flames gathered 12 goals for the 12-0 win over Davenport. Gaynor was in net once again, making 62 saves on 74 shots faced.
DAVENPORT/RHODE ISLAND (10/14) – In their final game out East, Davenport went up against the Rams of Rhode Island. Courtney Mulligan would get the first goal of the weekend at 3:39 into the first period. However Rhode Island would find four goals throughout the game, picking up a 4-1 win over the Panthers. Gaynor made 46 saves on 50 shots in the final game of the weekend.
GRAND VALLEY/MCKENDREE (10/13-14) – The Lakers welcomed non-CCWHA member McKendree to the state of Michigan for a two-game series. With two goals found in two games, what a series it was. The first battle had to be decided by an extra period of play, with McKendree finding the winning goal. Morgan Lang was in net for Grand Valley making 31 saves on 32 shots, while the Lakers fired off 43 shots on goal at the other end.
Game two brought about yet another 1-0 game, with McKendree finding the single goal for the second win of the weekend. Lang got the nod in net again, this time making 33 saves on 34 shots, and Grand Valley had 28 shots in the offensive zone.
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
OXFORD, OH – Robert Morris University, currently No. 12 in the ACHA rankings, traveled to take on No. 1 Miami University in a Miami home-series. The Eagles, 4-3, looked to take down the undefeated RedHawks in underdog style.
Friday night, just before the 10:00 mark in the first, Rachael Booth opened up the scoring for Miami with assists from Nicole Matthews and Izzy Smith on the powerplay. Miami tallied a total of three power play goals throughout the rest of the night. The only other goal in the first period came from the stick of Kaley Mooney with help from Matthews for her second assist of the evening.
The second period started with the Redhawks on the penalty kill, but Booth managed to find open net behind RMU goaltender, Kendra Gallaher, to go up 3-0 over the Eagles. Robert Morris finally got their response goal, from Bria Berggren to shift the momentum. Allyson Zachwieja with her first point of the night as she tallied the assist on the power play Berggren goal. Grace Dynek registered the second RMU goal, and her first goal of the game four minutes later to bring the Eagles within one goal with plenty of game to play. Miami’s Amanda Pugliese quickly moved the margin back to two with her first career RedHawk goal with assists from Smith and Michaela Gougen. But the Eagles weren’t ready to lay down, as Zachwieja put one in behind Emalee Wills of Miami to end the second, 4-3.
After eight hard fought minutes, Dynek found the back of the net again for a time game, unassisted. However, the Eagles found themselves on the penalty kill again, and allowed another power play goal. The power play goal seemed like déjà vu as K. Mooney tallied the goal and Matthews credited the assist. A quick response from Robert Morris as Dynek records her third goal for the hat trick, unassisted once again. No score from either team led to the need of over time, where Miami gained a power play and managed to slide one in for the win. This power play goal came from Matthews, with assists from Booth and Smith.
Gallaher stopped 27 of 33 shots faced for Robert Morris, while Emalee Wills made 13 saves on 18 shots seen for Miami. Rematch is to take place Saturday, November 5 with a 7pm puck drop.
Third star of the game goes to RMU’s Gallaher (27/33), second star belongs to MU’s Matthews (1g, 2a), and first star is awarded to RMU’s Dynek (3g).
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager