ATL : October 18 – 20, 2019
This past weekend, there was one league series featuring Miami University and the University of Michigan. Two CCWHA teams took on exhibition series, with Aquinas College taking on Arizona State University as well as University of Utah, and Robert Morris University faced off with Midland University.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 86 – The number of shots on goal by Miami in their series against Michigan
- 76 – The number of saves Aquinas College’s Ally Kennedy had in their three game weekend
- 18 – The total number of goals from CCWHA teams combined last weekend (10.18-10.20)
In Friday’s late night game, the Redhawks brought their A-game and left their mark in Ann Arbor with a 5-1 win to open the series with Michigan. Amanda Pugliese and Jaiden Forrest found open net within seconds of each other in the opening period. Pugliese would tally her second of the game later in the first period to make it 3-0, Miami after one. Sarah Peterson and Pugliese found assists on Forrest’s goal, while Forrest herself tallied an assist on Pugliese’s first goal. No scoring in the second period brought us to the eight minute mark in the third, where Miami struck again, this time Maizy Crandall would put in a goal to make it 4-0. Pugliese would grab her fourth point and second assist while Darby Edmondson also got on the score sheet with an assist. Emily Sloan of Miami would find the fifth Redhawk goal, and two seconds later the Wolverines would put in their lone goal of the game thanks to Annabel Levinson. In net for Michigan was Erin Andrews, stopping 40 of 45 shots, while Ripley Crosley stood between the pipes for Miami making 17 saves on 18 shots.
Saturday’s afternoon game saw a more competitive game with a closer score. Miami would still slip by with the win, 3-2, but not without a fight from Michigan. Sara Gargasz quickly got things going for Miami just 45 seconds into game play. The early Redhawk goal saw helpers from Katie Sciales and Kelly Cingel. Michigan would respond mid-way through the first period when Liesa Bruin found the back of the net to tie the game. The second period only saw a lead-taking goal from Mary Reiber of Michigan with two minutes left in the second twenty minutes of play. Jordan Eliason with the assist on the go-ahead goal. The Redhawks came out with grit in period three, as they would tie the game 10 minutes into play with Sloan’s second goal of the series, and then take and keep the lead thanks to a shot from Crandall for a 3-2 game. Cingel and Gargasz would be credited with the assists on the two third period Miami goals. Crosley was in net once again for Miami with 21 saves on 33 shots, while Miami fired off 41 shots on Andrews of Michigan who stopped 38 of those 41 shots.
The Saints took West for a showcase involving Arizona State, the University of Utah, and Colorado University. In their first game on Friday, the Sundevils were their first opponent. Down 1-0 after one period, Mikayla Oppermann would find the back of the net for Aquinas to tie the game mid-way through the second. Maria Maguire with the assist on the game-tying goal. Arizona State would find four unanswered goals before Aquinas began to strike back. Natalie Vaitas would make it 5-2 at the 17:10 mark into the third period after a pass from Gabrielle Fournier. A minute later it was a 5-3 game after Morgan Kozar grabbed an unassisted goal. The Sundevils would hold on for the last minute of play for the win. Ally Kennedy stopped 33 of 38 shots on goal while the Saints threw 13 shots in their offensive zone.
The Buffs, hot off a series with fellow CCWHA member Michigan State, took on the Saints next on Saturday. Colorado piled on ten goals for a 10-0 win against Aquinas. Kennedy was in net making 25 saves on 35 shots. The Saints had nine shots on goal.
In their final game of the weekend, the Saints faced off with the University of Utah in the team’s first ever meeting. Victoria Feddema would start things off with the first goal of the game at the nine minute mark for a 1-0 Aquinas lead. Alyssa Buzar with the assist on the Feddema goal. Utah would find a goal in the second frame to make it a tied game with one period remaining. Morgan Kozar would find her second goal of the weekend as well as this game’s winning goal just under two minutes into the third. Kennedy would pick up the win while stopping 18 of 19 shots while the Saints tallied 24 shots on goal in the offensive zone.
The Eagles took on non-league member, Midland University at home this past weekend, where the Warriors would take home two wins. Annette Scislowicz would make 44 saves on 47 shots in the 3-0 loss on Saturday. Midland would grab a 12-2 win on Sunday, but not before Emily Urban and Alicia Sinnett would find first period and second period goals, respectively. Melina Tiltin, Xochitl Ryskamp, and Kristin Minick registered the assists on the two RMU goals. In net, Madison Laue stopped 34 of 42 shots, while Kayla Johnson would stop 8 of 12 shots for Robert Morris in game two.
THE WEEK AHEAD
Three CCWHA teams take on exhibition series as Adrian College takes on Liberty University, Davenport faces off with Concordia University, and Robert Morris heads to Wisconsin-Madison. One league series is happening this weekend (10.25, 10/26) as Michigan State travels to Ohio to take on Miami University.
- The Spartans are coming off a split with Colorado University in a Western road trip
- The Redhawks return to home ice after a sweep of Michigan in their first league series of the season.
- The Bulldogs take on defending National Champions, Liberty University. The Flames already sit at 8-1 and are coming off a recent sweep of University of Rhode Island.
- This series will be Adrian’s first ACHA league games of the season.
- The Panthers are back on the ice since their last games on Oct. 5 and 6, where they tallied two losses to McKendree University (10-0, 4-0).
- The Eagles come off two losses to Midland University for this non-league exhibition series
Author: Mackenzie McMahon, Communications Manager