GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Ohio State University Buckeyes (1-9-1 ACHA, 0-7-1 CCWHA) travel to take on the Panthers of Davenport University (6-11-1 ACHA, 2-4-1-1 CCWHA) in a two-game league series. The game times are set for Friday, January 22 at 8 p.m. and Saturday the 23rd at 11:30 a.m.

 

LAST TIME OUT : Davenport Completes Sweep With Two 2-0 Wins

The Panthers prevailed twice last season against Ohio State, picking up two wins, 2-0 and 2-0. Emily Ciborek made 46 saves on 48 shots faced in the first game while picking up 49 saves on 51 shots in the second game for Ohio State. Laken Kunz and Lexie Boydston each tallied a single goal while Darian Adams grabbed two goals on the weekend.

 

SCOUTING: OHIO STATE

Melinda Vercollone leads the Buckeyes with nine points (5g, 4a) while averaging .71 goals per game. Vercollone also averages .57 assists per game and 1.29 points per game in CCWHA play. Jessica McCoy has tallied four goals this season while averaging .50 goals per game and .75 points per game.

In their last games played this season, they faced off against league member Robert Morris University, picking up a win and a tie against the Eagles. Vercollone with two goas on the weekend, while Brittany Brandon also grabbed a single goal. Ciborek made 36 saves on 42 shots on net in the 6-3 loss.

 

SCOUTING : DAVENPORT

The Panthers are led by Lexie Boydston with 17 points (13g, 4a). Laken Kunz has recorded 15 points (5g,10a) while Adrienne Porcalla has registered 12 points (10g, 2a). Porcalla averages .57 goals a game in CCWHA play.

Goaltender Karley Ferguson has racked up a 3-7-1 record so far with one shutout. Ferguson averages 2.42 goals against while earning a .931 save percentage. Dawn Solo has been in net for a 3-4-0 record, also with one shutout. Solo has a 3.95 goals against average and a .877 save percentage.

Davenport’s last games were played against CCWHA Division-2 member Aquinas College with the Panthers emerging with the win, 5-1. Solo was in net making 18 saves on 19 shots. Boydston tallied wo goals while Porcalla also registered two points (1g, 1a).

 

FOLLOW ALONG

For score updates, you can follow either team on Twitter, @DU_WHockey and @OSUwclubhockey, or the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association’s account on Twitter, @ccwha_d1.


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

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