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Preview: CMU v. Loyola

MOUNT PLEASANT, MI – Loyola University – Chicago travels to take on Central Michigan University for a league series. The Ramblers enter the weekend 3-7 while the Chippewas welcome Loyola with an 0-5-1 league record.

SCOUTING REPORT: LOYOLA

Hannah Bergom currently leads the Ramblers with eight points (6g-2a), while Kristen Sutera has gathered seven points (1g-6a) in 10 games. Chloe Zinter rounds out the top three point leaders with five points (4g-1a). Kimberly Riley has been the Ramblers go-to goalie with a 3-7 record. Riley averages 8.00 goals against with a .757 save percentage.

The Ramblers come off a weekend sweep by Michigan State University, 9-0 and 9-1. Bergom snagged one goal in the series while Riley stopped 54 of 72 shots on net.

SCOUTING: CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Sam Jenkins has tallied 14 points (5g-9a) this season, leading the Chippwas. Jenkins averages .83 goals per game, while also averaging 1.17 assists per game, No. 9 in the league, and 2.00 points per game. Olivia Soumis (6g-2a) and Mary Frank (2g-4a) are among the top point leaders for Central Michigan. Alex La Rue has been in net for CMU, racking up a 7.55 goals against average and a .790 save percentage.

Central faced off with Northern in the previous weekend, 12-1 and 14-0. Soumis snagged one goal while Jenkins grabbed the assist in the series. La Rue made 96 saves from 122 shots on net.

LAST SEASON: CHIPS VS. RAMBLERS

Central and Loyola faced off twice during the 14-15 season, with the series ending with a Central win and a tie between the two teams. Jenkins tallied two goals in the series, while Frank grabbed an assist and Soumis put a goal in the net. Sutera snagged two points (1g-1a) in the series for Loyola.

FOLLOW ALONG

For score updates, you can follow either team on Twitter, @LUCWomensHockey and @Cmuwomenshockey, or the Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association’s account on Twitter, @ccwha_d2.


Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager