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.
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 : 11.9 – 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
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 : 10.25 – 10.28: A recap of the CCWHA action each week.
MIAMI/ROBERT MORRIS – The two CCWHA members took to the ice for a two game series at the Redhawks’ home ice, where Miami emerged with both wins, 3-1 and 6-4. A scoreless first period between the No. 6 and the No. 13 Nationally ranked teams, and then Madison Schultz would open up the scoring at the 14:52 mark in the second period for Robert Morris. Bria Berggren with the helper for the RMU lead. Miami answered quickly after, at the 15:47 mark to bring the score even with a goal from Angela Bucci. The game-tying goal had an assist from Audra Vanroboys. The third third period saw two more goals, both from Miami. Amanda Pugliese and Sara Gargasz would secure Redhawk win with a helper from Darby Edmondson on the Pugliese game-winner. Annette Scislowicz had 26 saves on 28 shots for Robert Morris, while Erin Sparks picked up the W on 16 saves on 17 shots for Miami.
Saturday’s 6-4 Miami win got started with a 2-0 period with Pugliese and Edmondson goals. At 9:32 into the second, the Redhawk lead was cut in half as Makaila Anderson found open net for Robert Morris, unassisted. And just a minute later, Cassidy Schukat would tie the game, also unassisted. Gargasz and Bucci added onto their weekend goal tally and each added a single goal to end the second period of play, giving Miami a 4-2 lead. Anderson put in another goal for the Eagles to make it a one goal game with plenty of hockey left to play. The Redhawks had other ideas as Maizy Crandall would find the back of the net with five minutes remaining in the game. But the Eagles weren’t out yet as Morgan Donchez put in her first of the weekend for another one goal lead for Miami. But Katie Sciales stopped the late Robert Morris comeback as she found another Miami goal at 19:35. Scislowicz was in net once again for RMU, stopping 20 of 26 shots, while Sparks picked up her second win of the weekend for Miami with 17 saves on 21 shots.
The weekends third star goes to MU’s Sparks (33/38), second star belongs to RMU’s Scislowicz (46/54), and first star is awarded to MU’s Pugliese (2g, 1a).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
AQUINAS/MCKENDREE – In a showcase weekend, the Saints took on McKendree for their first of three games in a weekend. The Bearcats grabbed four goals to AQ’s zero. Ally Kennedy was in net for the Saints stopping 42 of 46 shots faced.
AQUINAS/ARIZONA STATE – In their second game of the weekend, the Saints took on the Sun Devils. Arizona State took a quick lead, twenty seconds into play, and put in a second goal 14:49 into the first period. Kelli Adrian of Aquinas broke the donut on the board for a 2-1 game at 4:07 into second period play. However the Sun Devils would find a third goal at the 4:54 mark to finish the scoring, for a 3-1 ASU win. Ally Kennedy was in net for the Saints stopping 46 shots on 49 shots on net. Aquinas fired 29 total shots in the offensive zone.
AQUINAS/CONCORDIA – Their third and final game had the Saints facing off against ACHA newcomer, Concordia University. Aquinas would pick up a 5-1 win as Isabelle Piotrowski found the only goal in the first period, unassisted. Mikayla Oppermann added a second goal with help from Gabrielle Fournier in the second period. To finish out the win, Avery Martin, Amelia Bartels, and Kelli Adrian each found the back of the net within the third period while Concordia also found open net once during the third. Ally Kennedy picked up her first win on the weekend, stopping 14 of 15 shots faced, while the Saints offense put up 71 shots on goal.
ADRIAN/LIBERTY – The Bulldogs welcomed the Flames of Liberty University to town for a two-game series, and a rematch of the 2018 ACHA National Championship game. Game one brought an opening scoreless period between the two rivals, but Huntyr Bosher fired one past the Flames’ goaltender to take the lead at 9:02 in the second period of play. Tanya Candido and Katrina Robinson with the first goal helpers. Liberty would tie the game before the end of the second period. At 6:52 in the third period, when the Bulldogs were found on the powerplay, Brittany Levasseur would soar one in to take a 2-1 lead over the defending National Champions. Olivia Ziemba and Freya Holferty with the big assists on the eventual game-winning goal. Bosher would later find her second goal of the game with seconds remaining in the game to secure the 3-1 win. Dana Colombo was in net for Adrian, stopping 24 of 25 shots on net while the Bulldogs put up 27 shots on goal at the other end.
No winners in game two, as the Bulldogs and Flames played to a 4-4 tie. Bosher would again get things going for Adrian with two goals in the first period, one at 6:24 and the other at 13:06. Katrina Robinson made it 3-0 with three minutes left in the first, with help from Taylor Murcek and Levasseur. Liberty returned for the second period and found two goals of their own before Sam Fortune would fire another home. To end the period Liberty would find one more to make it 4-3 with one period remaining. Liberty would find a fourth goal mid-way through the third, while neither team could find the back of the net the rest of the third nor in the extra period of play. Colombo was between the pipes once again making 33 saves on 37 shots while the Bulldogs had 23 shots on the Flames’ goaltender.
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).
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
KALAMAZOO, MI – The 2018 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association held their annual tournament this past weekend at Wings West Arena, where the Adrian College Bulldogs recorded their first CCWHA Tournament win after defeating Miami University in the championship.