GRAND VALLEY/ADRIAN (10.21/10.22) – The CCWHA rivals had an important series October 21 and 22, with Adrian coming up with the sweep, tallying wins of 6-3 and 7-1. In the series’ first game, the Lakers started things off with Taylor Lampar putting in the first goal with an assist from Allison Carlson and Brelin Tasker at the 5:00 minute mark into the period. The Bulldogs would tally three unanswered goals to make it 3-1, after Jessie Rushing, Kaillie Hardy and Taylor Murcek found the back of the net. Brittany Levasseur, Madeline Arnold, Nicole Paradis, and Kyleen Wilson with the helpers on the first three AC goals. Rachel Smith began the second period with a Grand Valley goal, 7:08 into play, with Carlson and Lampar adding to their point total with assists. Once again, the Bulldogs put in three unanswered scores, this time from Kirstin LaBelle, Olivia Ziemba and Paradis. The assists came from Kelly-Rae Zdan, Danica Polson, Brooklyn Moore, Jessica Harrison, Murcek and Arnold. LaBelle’s goal coming on the AC power play. Lampar grabbed her second goal of the night, and the final goal of the game at the 11:30 mark in the third after a pass from Corey Robison and Smith while on a power play of their own. Alison Dungey picked up the win for Adrian in net, stopping 19 of 22 shots faced, while at the other end, Lauren Allen stopped 42 of 48 shots on goal.

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September 27, 2017 – The Saints of Aquinas look to move from CCWHA Division 2, up to Division 1 after a preliminary 2017-18 season playing against Division 1 opponents. They have joined the ACHA Division 1 league for the 2017-18 season as well.

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MICHIGAN/OHIO STATE – The two rivals went head-to-head in a league series, with Michigan grabbing two wins, 2-0 and 4-0. In Saturday’s 4-0 win, Caroline Hurd, Megan Kerr, Lia Harrington, and Sarah Girard grabbed the goals. The assists came from Morgan Baird, Carolyn Andonian, Clare Mcmanaman, Karrie Inman and Hurd. In net for Ohio State was Emily Ciborek, who made 35 saves on 39 attempts while Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan stopping 13 of 13 shots on net.

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ROBERT MORRIS/MICHIGAN –  The first league series of the new year had the Eagles hosting the Wolverines, with Michigan coming out on top in both games, 3-2 and 4-1. Friday’s game had Robert Morris with the first goal from Bria Berggren. The lone goal in the first period came after a pass from Allyson Zachwieja. Michigan tied the game with a Carolyn Andonian goal after a pass from Sarah Girard at the 14:36 mark in the second. Makaila Anderson made sure that RMU had the lead going into the second break of the game with two minutes to play in the second. Emily Urban had the assist on the Anderson goal. Ania Dow brought the score to 2-2 two minutes into the final period of play after a Rachel Hysong pass. The game-winning-goal came off the stick of Lia Harrington after help from Madelyn McEachern. In net for Michigan, Bailey Hamill made 22 saves on 24 shots faced while Lauren Yomantas was between the pipes for Robert Morris making 27 saves on 30 shots on goal.

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  • ADRIAN/GRAND VALLEY – The rematch of the National Semi-Final game that needed double over time finally took place this past weekend. On Friday, October 14 Adrian traveled to Grand Rapids to take on the Lakers, and came out with a 2-1 win in the first game of the series. The Bulldogs struck first as Kirstin Labelle found the back of the net after a pass from Brittany Levasseur at with five minutes to play in the first. The two foes would battle to no avail in the second, keeping the score 1-0 Adrian. Labelle struck again late in the third to go up 2-0 before Megyn Beebe of Grand Valley would put one behind Alison Dungey of Adrian. Beebe’s single goal would not be enough, as Adrian would hold off the Lakers for the first win. Dungey picked up 24 saves on 25 shots faced while Lauren Allen was in net for Grand Valley picking up 24 saves on 26 shots.

Saturday’s rematch saw a shutout from Dungey, who stopped all 19 shots faced as Adrian would go on to win 3-0 in the second game of the weekend. Jessica Harrison of AC grabbed the first goal with help from Jessica Fabbro. Adrian’s second goal came in the second period from Jessie Rushing after passes from Levasseur and Nicole Paradis. Fabbro would grab the third Bulldog goal with a pass from Kaillie Hardy mid-second period. Taylor Watson was in net for Grand Valley, stopping 36 of 39 shots faced.

 

Third star of the weekend goes to AC’s Labelle (2g), second star belongs to GV’s Beebe (1g), and first star is awarded to AC’s Dungey (43/44).

 

  • MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT – Davenport took on Michigan State to finish last weekend’s start of the series, this time heading to East Lansing. Michigan State’s Maddie Wolsmann picked up the lone Spartan goal after a pass from Elise Plancon to take the early lead. Davenport would strike twice, both on breakaways. Tori Dubuc tallied the tying goal, and Lexie Boydston grabbed the game-winning-goal just eleven seconds into the third. Karley Ferguson was in net for the Panthers, picking up the win, while Kathryn Hamer was in net for Michigan State.

 

(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

 

  • MICHIGAN/LIBERTY – The University of Michigan traveled East to take on Liberty University in a non-league series. The Wolverines dropped the first game, 6-1, as Karrie Inman picked up the single goal for Michigan with help from Grace Nardiello and Lia Harrington on the power play. Bailey Hamill was in net, stopping 34 of 40 shots on goal. The weekend’s second game saw four Wolverine goals, but those were not enough to top Liberty’s eight goals. Sarah Girard and Morgan Baird each tallied two goals while Carolyn Andonian and Harrington grabbed the assists in the second matchup. Hamill saw time in net to make 23 saves on 29 shots faced, while Madeline Chen stopped 14 of 16 shots faced.
  • ROBERT MORRIS/AQUINAS – Another cross-division game for Aquinas, as they took on the Eagles of Robert Morris this time. Robert Morris came out with a bang, grabbing two goals within the first six minutes. Allyson Zachwieja and Madison Pfalzer were the goal scorers while Julia Vara an assist. Aquinas got their first goal of the game from Sydney Johnson with help from Marlow Pentecost and Alessandra Sorenson. The Eagles had an answer, six answers to be exact. Emily Urban, Madison Schultz, Katie Merrell, Andrea Phaviseth, Makaila Anderson and Zachwieja made it a 8-1 game. Grace Dynek added the assist to the Urban goal, which happened on the power play, while Zachwieja and Phaviseth had the assists on the Shultz power play goal. Bria Berggren Schultz, and Dynek (2) grabbed other assists. Maria Manko brought the Saints back to life, making it an 8-2 game with passes from Emilee Ryder and Isabelle Piotrowski. Another goal from Anderson of RMU put in her second of the game with help from Urban before Aquinas tallied their final goal of the game. Piotrowski would find the back of the net, unassisted, for the Saints’ third goal and to end the second period. In the third period, Zachwieja registered her third goal of the game right before Anderson grabbed her hat trick as well. Berggren hopped on the scoring train to make it 12-3 before Dynek would grab the final goal of the game with 5:00 to play. Lauren Yomantas was in net for Robert Morris, making 19 saves on 22 shots on goal. Holly Ensley made 12 saves on 17 shots in net for Aquinas, and Caitlin Miller stopped 21 of 29 shots faced for the Saints.

In game two, Aquinas could only find the back of the net once in response to Robert Morris’ six goals. Marlow Pentecost would be the lone scorer for the Saints, unassisted. Marissa Brokaw, Rebecca Dilley, Rachel Arias, Zachwieja and Dynek tallied the Eagle goals on Saturday. Urban, Anderson, Berggren, Schultz (2), Vara, and Dilley registered assists on the six goals throughout the game. Kendra Gallaher was between the pipes for Robert Morris, picking up the win and stopping 17 of 18 shots faced. Ensley was in net for Aquinas for the second time, making 45 saves on 51 shots.

 

Third star of the weekend goes to RMU’s Urban (1g, 5a), second star belongs to AQ’s Ensley (57/68) and first star is awarded to RMU’s Zachwieja (4g, 2a).


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

Graphic: Maria Barlow

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SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1

  • MICHIGAN STATE/GRAND VALLEY– The Lakers traveled to East Lansing on October 1 to play the first league game of the season against the Spartans. The two teams each walked away with a point after a 3-3 tie. Grand Valley’s Megyn Beebe started things off at the 3:51 mark in the first period. Kendra Myers would grab the assist on the first Beebe goal. At 12:59, Allison Stapleton would find Beebe open again for her to put another one in for a 2-0 game. The Spartans had a response this time however, as Maddie Wolsmann found the back of the net to make it 2-1 to end the first period.

Sherine Diffendal would even the score 11:00 minutes into the second with a shot from the blue line on the power play. Alexis Smith with the assist on the power play goal. Grand Valley would come right back as Frankie Wojtylo put one in four minutes later with help from Karyn Schmaltz and Sally Hoerr, also on the power play. Alex Strohm of Michigan State would make it 3-3 with 0:10 left in the second period after a scrum in front of the net. Smith with the assist in the tying goal as well. Taylor Watson was in net for the Lakers, picking up 42 saves on 45 shots on net. Kathryn Hamer was in between the pipes for Michigan State as she made 20 saves on 23 shots on goal.

Third star of the game belongs to GV’s Watson (42/45), second star is awarded to MSU’s Smith (2a), and the game’s first star goes to GV’s Beebe (2g).

 

(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

  • MIAMI/MCKENDREE – Mckendree took on the No. 1 ACHA Ranked team Miami in their first ever ACHA games Sept. 30/Oct. 1, where Miami came out with 3-0 and 8-0 wins. In Friday’s 3-0 win for Miami, Jordan Hanson put in the first goal of the game at the 14:25 mark in the second period. Alyssa Visalli grabbed Miami’s second goal with help from Sarah Peterson, and Rachael Booth finished out the scoring, in the third period with an assist, again, from Peterson. Emalee Wills picked up the shutout for the Redhawks, stopping all 16 shots faced. The Redhawks threw 34 shots on the McKendree goaltender.

 

In the Saturday matchup, the Miami offense took off. Booth would begin the scoring for the night just 1:29 into the first period. Ellen Chiligris and Visalli would grab the assists on Booth’s first goal. At 13:46, still in the first, Booth would grab an unassisted goal to make it 2-0 over McKendree. With three to go in the first period of play, Kaley Mooney found open net to bring the lead to three before the first intermission. Ireland Mooney would get the assist on the third Miami goal. Caroline Noble would open things up to 4-0 at 7:46 into the second, with help from Natalie Hornbuckle. K. Mooney came back again to add her second goal of the night two minutes later after a pass from Kathleen Baldwin. Miami makes it a 6-0 game after Nicole Matthews adds on a goal of her own, from Peterson at the 12:34 mark in the third period. K. Mooney would tally her third goal of the game at 13:29 in the third after passes from I. Mooney and Matthews while on the powerplay. To close out the scoring at eight, Chiligris registered her second point of the night with help from Booth and Hanson. Wills was in net again, this time making 15 saves on 15 shots. Miami put up 43 total shots in the second game.

  • DAVENPORT/MIDLAND – The Davenport Panthers traveled to take on Midland University in their season opener. Davenport would take the first game on Sept. 30, 3-1 while Midland grabbed the second win, 2-0, the next day. In the Panther win, Lexie Boydston grabbed the first goal just 0:37 into the first period after a pass from Megan Martin. The second goal, which came at 8:06 in the first, came again from Boydston. This time Laken Kunz would get the assist on the Boydston goal. At 2-0 going into the second, Midland would make it 2-1 at the 3:31 mark. At 5:50 in the third period, Emily Ellis would grab the third and final goal of the game. Adrienne Porcalla registered the assist on the final Panther goal. Karley Ferguson was in net for Davenport, picking up 13 saves on 14 shots. The DU offense put up 16 shots on the Midland goaltender.

On Saturday, the Panthers couldn’t find the back of the net in response to Midland’s two goals. Ferguson was in net once again, making 19 saves on 21 shots on net. The Panthers threw 51 shots on the Midland net in the second game of the weekend.

 

OCTOBER 7-8

  • MICHIGAN STATE/DAVENPORT – The Davenport Panthers had their home opener Friday, Oct. 7, and played host to the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans started things off early in the first, 3:40 into play to be exact, as Kelsey Jaeckle put one in behind Davenport netminder Karley Ferguson. Jaeckle’s goal had assists from Maddie Wolsmann and Lauren Larson. With the score set at 1-0 going into the second period, Kelsey Cross would find herself with a short-handed goal with an assist from Ashley Astor for Michigan State to go up by two. Cross would grab her second goal of the game just 16 minutes later to close out the second period. Elise Plancon found herself with the fourth Spartan goal after a pass from Allison Lariviere two minutes into the third period. An unassisted goal by Alexis Smith then made it 5-0, Michigan State, while Andrea Uglietta grabbed a blue line goal after a pass from Wolsmann to make it 6-0. Davenport got on the board at 10:22 in the third period thanks to Megan Martin, with an assist from Lexie Boydston. But Michigan State wasn’t finished as Wolsmann (2) and Shelby Weaver each put in another goal before the end of the period. Laken Kunz of the Panthers managed to find open space to make the final score 9-2, Michigan State. Hannah Johnson was in net for the Spartans, grabbing 15 saves on 17 shots. Ferguson saw time in net for Davenport for 37 saves on 43 shots, while Dawn Salo stopped eight of 11 shots faced.

 

The third star of the weekend was MSU’s Cross (2g), second star goes to DU’s Ferguson (37/43), and first star is awarded to MSU’s Wolsmann (2g,2a).

 

  • DAVENPORT/MICHIGAN – The Wolverines traveled to take on Davenport Saturday night, as Michigan would come away with a close 3-1 win. Early in the first period, Megan Kerr would put one in from Emily Hotaling, and quickly after would be Morgan Baird with a second Michigan goal. Nardiello with the assist on the second Wolverine goal. After a scoreless second period, Molly Byrum found the first Davenport goal of the game, and the first of her career after a pass from Adrienne Porcalla. But Michigan struck back once more, this time from Ania Dow after passes from Karrie Inman and Jenna Trubiano to finish the game. Bailey Hamill was in net for Michigan, making 19 saves on 20 shots, while Ferguson saw more time in net, stopping 31 of 34 shots faced.

 

(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)

 

  • GRAND VALLEY/AQUINAS – The Division-1 and Division-2 leagues crossed for the second time this season, this time with Grand Valley and Aquinas facing off. The Saints began the game with a goal just one minute into play off the stick of Marlow Pentecost. Grand Valley responded in the second period with a goal from Karyn Schmaltz with help from Taylor Lampar and Riley Crook. Shortly after, the Lakers found the back of the net once again, this time on the power play from Sally Hoerr and an assist from Corey Robison. Grand Valley’s Alex Brinkman would put one in to make it 3-1 with help from Robison, again. To end the period, Schmaltz found the back of the net again after help from Crook and Jenalyn Pangborn, 4-1. Allison Stapleton and Lampar would each score to make a 6-1 final over Aquinas. Megyn Beebe with the assist on the final goal. Holly Ensley made 31 saves on 35 shots for the Saints, and Caitlin Miller also made 31 saves on 35 shots for Aquinas. Lauren Allen saw time in net for Grand Valley, making 12 saves on 13 shots faced, while the Laker offense put up a total of 70 shots on the two Aquinas goalies.
  • MIAMI/LINDENWOODBELLEVILLE – The No. 5 ACHA ranked team, Lindenwood-Belleville, took on the No. 1 ACHA ranked team in fierce matchup this past weekend. In Friday’s game, Miami came out on top, 2-1 with the first Redhawk goal coming from Katelyn Augustine. Kaley Mooney and Ireland Mooney would grab the assists on the Augustine goal while on the powerplay. Lindenwood would tie the game after a scoreless second period to even things up at the 2:38 mark in the third period. Seven minutes later Ireland Mooney would grab the game-winning-goal on the powerplay after a pass from Michaela Goguen. Emalee Wills made 37 saves on 38 shots faced, while the Miami forwards fired off 28 shots.

Saturday’s matchup had the Redhawks playing from behind. Lindenwood would grab the first goal within the first five minutes of play, but Augustine answered right back, a powerplay goal. K. Mooney with the assist. LUB came fighting back however, this time with two unanswered goals, one to end the first period and another to begin the second. Sarah Peterson and I. Mooney rose up, however, and made it a 3-3 game with a whole period of hockey to play. Rachael Booth, for the second weekend in a row, would get a game-winning-goal. Izzy Smith, Goguen and K. Mooney (2) would register assists on the last three goals. The Redhawks shot 53 total shots in the second game, while Wills stopped 26 of 29 shots faced.


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

Graphic: Maria Barlow

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aq-osuCOLUMBUS, OH – The Division-2 CCWHA member, Aquinas College, travels to Division-1 Ohio State University for the first time in both program’s history for a weekend series, Friday Sept. 23 and Saturday Sept. 24.

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