DAVENPORT/MIAMI – Davenport University traveled to Ohio to take on Miami University for the Panther’s final league games of the first half of 2016-17. Friday’s game was a battle of the goalies, as only two goals were scored, both by Miami for a 2-0 final for the Redhawks. Rachael Booth grabbed Miami’s first goal, at the 11:30 mark in the first period with assists from Alyssa Visalli and Ellen Chiligris. The second and final goal of the game, also by Miami, came in the third period from Ireland Mooney after passes from Kaley Mooney and Katie Augustine. In net for Davenport was Karley Ferguson, who stopped 45 of 47 shots faced, while Emalee Wills was at the other end of the ice for Miami stopped all 16 shots on net for the shutout win.

On Saturday, Miami jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period thanks to Nicole Matthews and Booth. Both goals were recorded on the power play with Carly Noble (2) and Matthews grabbing the assists. Booth would grab her second goal of the game, third of the weekend, in the third period along with I. Mooney tallying one as well for a 4-0 final for Miami. The two second period goals had assists from Matthews, Noble and Jordan Hanson. Stopping all 22 shots on net for Miami was Rachel Damrath, while Ferguson made 26 saves on 30, and Dawn Salo stopped 15 of 15 shots for Davenport.

Third star of the weekend goes to DU’s Ferguson (71/77), second star is MU’s Noble (3a), first is awarded to MU’s Matthews (1g, 2a).

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

ROBERT MORRIS/WISCONSIN – The Eagles took on non-league opponents, the Badgers of Wisconsin. Robert Morris registered the first win thanks to a hat trick from Madison Schultz. One goal in the first, and two in the third from Schultz, with assists to Emily Urban, Bria Berggren, Katie Merrell (2), Rebecca Dilley, and Allyson Zachwieja. The Eagle’s fourth goal came from Zachwieja in the third, assisted by Schultz for her fourth point of the game. Lauren Yomantas picked up the win in game one with 16 saves on 17 shots on goal.

Zachwieja, Berggren, and Schultz grabbed the first three goals of the game in Sunday’s game, with one coming in the first period and the second two both in the second. Dilley (2) and Berggren (2) each with two assists, before the Badgers responded back, with three goals of their own, After over time and a shootout, no winner could be decided, so a 3-3 tie. Kendra Gallaher was in net for the Eagles, making 16 saves on 19 shots on net.


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

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ROBERT MORRIS/OHIO STATE – Robert Morris University traveled to the home of the Buckeyes, Ohio State University for a two-game league series this past weekend. In the first game, RMU tallied the first win of the series started with a Bria Berggren goal after a little help from Rebecca Dilley and Madison Schultz. . The second goal of the game came with three minutes left in the first period from Allyson Zachwieja, unassisted. After a scoreless second period, Emily Urban made it 3-0 after passes from Zachwieja and Katie Merrell. Robert Morris would grab their fourth goal of the game, this time from Dilley before Ohio State would put in their first from Courtney Trudeau. Lauren Yomantas was in net for the Eagles making 12 saves on 13 shots on goal. Selena Hunter had the nod in net for the Buckeyes in the first game making 25 saves from 29 shots on goal.

In Saturday’s game, Robert Morris took home the win, with a 4-0 score. Makaila Anderson started things off with a late first period goal for RMU. Allyson Zachwieja would get credited with the assist on the game-winner. Katie Merrell and Grace Dynek would add two goals on for the Eagles in the second period. The helpers came from Julia Vara and Anderson. Dynek would grab her second of the game late in the third period to finish out the scoring. Assists to Bria Berggren and Andrea Phaviseth. Lauren Yomantas was in net for Robert Morris, grabbing the shutout with 12 saves. Emily Ciborek made 59 saves on 63 shots faced for Ohio State in game two.

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

GRAND VALLEY/MCKENDREE – The Lakers took on a non-league exhibition series with McKendree University, with the two each walking away with a win. Friday’s game was GV’s win, 3-2. Megyn Beebe started things off mid-way through the first period after help from line mate Kendra Myers . Then defenseman Brelin Tasker would grab a late second period goal to go up by two. McKendree found their answer first answer within the first five minutes of the third period for a one goal game. Myers notched the lead back to two with a goal of her own at the ten minute mark, 3-1. McKendree would find one more goal, but would not be enough to take down the Lakers. Taylor Watson was in net making 17 saves on 19 shots on goal while Grand Valley would put up 28 shots on McKendree.

Saturday’s game was a different story, as the two ranked teams played to a scoreless first period. Early in the second, the McKendree offense found their groove as they found open net twice in a row, once on the power play for a 2-0 lead over the Lakers. To make matters worse, a third goal was put in behind GV goaltender Lauren Allen to start the third before Haley Keary made it 3-1. Kendra Myers and Alex Brinkman would tally the assists on the lone Grand Valley goal. Allen racked up 17 saves on 20 shots on goal, while the Laker offense fired off 43 shots on goal.

DAVENPORT/LIBERTY – The Liberty Flames traveled to Michigan for three games, beginning with a single-game series with Davenport. The Panthers picked up the first goal of the game just thirty seconds into play after a pass from Patsy Howe to Emily Ellis. Liberty would only find themselves with a single goal as well after 20 minutes of play. However, the Flames offense took off beginning in the second period, as they would find seven more goals before the end of the third. Three second period goals, four third period goals would make for an 8-1 win for Liberty. Davenport allowed four power play goals as Karley Ferguson make 66 saves on 74 shots on goal. The Panthers put up 17 shots on the LU goaltender.

MIAMI/MINNESOTA – The Gophers visited Ohio, for a two-game exhibition series with the Redhawks. Kaley Mooney put in the first goal of the game to put Miami up by one after a 0-0 first period. Minnesota would also get a goal in the second, but late, and from former Redhawk Becca Senden on the power play. After another scoreless period, the two teams would head to over time where no goals were found yet again. Emalee Wills picked up the tie in net for Miami making 22 saves on 23 shots faced, while the Redhawk offense put up 32 shots on goal.

In Saturday’s game, Mooney would tally the first goal again, this time from Sarah Peterson. Minnesota would grab their only two goals of the game, back-to-back, to take the lead 2-1 going into the second period. Izzy Smith and Mooney would each grab a goal to go up 3-2 after a hard fought second period. Jordan Hanson assisted the Smith power play goal, while Amanda Pugliese grabbed the assist on the third Redhawk goal. Mooney would complete her hat trick to start the third period after passes from Ireland Mooney and Nicole Matthews on the power play. Pugliese would make it 5-2 as I. Mooney would tally her second assist of the night, Smith with the secondary assist. The sixth and final goal would be put in by I. Mooney after a sauce from Katie Augustine. Wills grabbed the win for Miami with 23 saves on 25 shots on goal. The Redhawks would put up 44 shots on the Gopher goaltender.

ADRIAN/LIBERTY – Liberty continued their Michigan traveling as they would finish the weekend with a two-game exhibition series with Adrian College. Sam Fortune put in Adrian’s only goal of the game before Liberty found the back of the on the power play to tie the game. Over time would be needed, where Liberty would find another power play to tally the win. Dana Columbu was in net stopping 34 of 36 shots on goal, while the Bulldog offense threw 30 shots on the Flames goaltender.

In Saturday’s matchup, Liberty would take the 2-0 win with one goal in the first and another in the second. Alison Dungey was in net this time for the Bulldogs, stopping 18 of 20 shots faced. The Bulldogs fired off 33 shots in the LU defensive zone.

DAVENPORT/MCKENDREE – McKendree finished their three game weekend with a single game against Davenport. The Panthers tallied the loss, 2-0, after two second period goals. Karley Ferguson made 33 saves in net on 35 shots on goal, allowing one power play goal. The Panthers fired 17 shots on goal at McKendree.


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager

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COLUMBUS, OH – Robert Morris University heads to Ohio to take on the Buckeyes of Ohio State University. Puck drop set for 730 pm on Friday, November 19 and 5 pm on Saturday, November 20.

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MIAMI/ROBERT MORRIS – In the first game of the series between the Redhawks and the Eagles, an extra period of play was necessary to determine a winner, with Miami finding the winning goal for a 6-5 win. In the second game of the RMU/Miami series, Miami tallied the second win without needing an overtime period as Miami pulled away with a 9-0 win to complete the sweep. Katie Augustine began the scoring before the two minutes had even been played in the first period with help from Ireland Mooney and Kaley Mooney. Miami would find themselves with two more goals in the first from the sticks of Caroline Noble, I. Mooney and Rachael Booth. The six other Redhawk goals would come from Sarah Peterson, Augustine (2), K. Mooney and Amanda Pugliese. Miami tallied three power play goals (I. Mooney, K. Mooney, Pugliese) against the Eagles and one short-handed goal (Augustine). Emalee Wills was in net for Miami making 13 saves on 13 shots on goal, while Rachel Damrath also saw some time in net and stopped 4 of 4 shots faced. Kendra Gallaher made 17 saves on 21 shots faced for Robert Morris, while Lauren Yomantas stopped 14 of 19 shots on goal for the Eagles.

Third star of the second game goes to MU’s Augustine (3g), second star belongs to K. Mooney (3g, 4a), and first star goes to MU’s Gougen (5a).

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AMHERST, MASS. – Grand Valley State University faced off with Liberty University in their first game of the ACHA showcase on Friday, November 4. Grand Valley, who came slid into the No. 5 spot in the last ACHA ranking took down No. 2 Liberty, 4-2.

Kendra Myers registered a hat trick to lead the Lakers to victory for her first hat trick of the season. Megyn Beebe grabbed her ninth goal of the season as she tallied the first GV goal of the game in response to Liberty at the 10:00 mark in the second period.

Lauren Allen earned her second win in 2016, making 59 saves on 61 shots Liberty threw at her. Grand Valley, despite the 4-2 win, was outshot 61-19. The Lakers allowed a single short-handed goal while tallying a power play goal themselves from Myers.

Beebe’s goal had assists from Riley Crook and Myers,  while Myers first goal had an assist from Taylor Lampar to get her ninth point this season. Haley Keary grabbed her fifth assist this year on the Myers power play goal, with a second assist from Beebe.

The Lakers (4-4-2) take on No. 3 University of Massachusetts (7-2-1) today at 4:30 for their second showcase game.

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Michigan State University, also an attendee of the ACHA showcase, took on the No. 3 ranked University of Massachusetts in their first game of the weekend. The Spartans took down the Minutemen with just two goals to improve to 4-1-1 in ACHA play.

Kelsey Cross snagged both goals, and both on the power play. No scoring in the third period led to Hannah Johnson picking up her first shutout of the season, as she moves to 3-0 between the pipes.

Andrea Uglietta assisted the first Cross goal for her sixth point of the season, while Olivia Lord grabbed the lone assist on the second Cross goal to secure the win. Johnson earned her shutout by stopping 35 shots on goal, while the Spartans threw 32 shots on the UMASS goaltender.

Michigan State looks towards University of Rhode Island for game two of the ACHA showcase, with the puck drop set for 2pm today, in Massachusetts.

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The third CCWHA team who ventured to the ACHA showcase is University of Michigan. The Wolverines faced off with No. 10 Rhode Island in game one, with Michigan falling short, 2-1.

Mercedes Reyes tallied her second goal of the season after a scoreless first period to break the goose eggs on the scoreboard. Rhode Island would go on to score two unanswered goals, one to end the second period and the other late in the third period.

Bailey Hamill was in goal for Michigan, moving to 1-5 thus far in ACHA play. The Wolverines play No. 2 Liberty at 7pm for the second time this season, first in the showcase.


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du-msu-ccwha-2GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Ranked 7th in the latest ACHA poll, the Michigan State Spartans head to Grand Rapids to take on 14th ranked Davenport University Friday, October 7th in the Panthers home opener at 8pm.

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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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