Three weekends of action including recaps involving Aquinas College, Central Michigan, Northern Michigan, Michigan State, Loyola-Chicago, Michigan-Flint, and Notre Dame.
AQUINAS/CENTRAL MICHIGAN – The Saints and the Chippewas played in a home-and-away matchup Friday Nov. 4 and Sunday Nov. 6 with Aquinas registering the sweep. In Friday’s game, Aquinas racked up 14 goals against CMU. Gabrielle Fournier (2), Marlowe Pentecost (3), Maria Manko, Isabelle Piotrowski, Nadine Long, Kaitlyn Dailey, Katelyn Graczyk (2), Kelli Adrian, and Alessandra Sorenson (2) put in the double-digit goals for the Saints. Piotrowski (2), Dailey (2), Graczyk, Kelly Labarge, Adrian, Manko (5), Sorenson (2), Pentecost and Maria Maguire got the helpers in the 14-0 win. Holly Ensley was in net for AQ, grabbing the win.
Sunday’s game brought about the same score for the to Division-2 members, as Aquinas tallied a 13-0 win to complete the sweep. Pentecost (4) would grab her second hat trick of the weekend, while Sorenseon (2), Manko, Dailey, Long, Maguire, Graczyk and Labarge would register the other nine goals for Aquinas. The assists in game two came from Graczyk, Caitlin Miller, Kelli Adrian, Sorenson (3), Sydney Johnson (3), Piotrowski, Fournier (2), Dailey, Maguire, and Labarge (2). Caitlin Miller with the nod in net for the Saints, stopping all three shots on goal for the shutout. Alex LaRue stopped 83 of 96 shots on goal for Central Michigan.
Third star of the weekend goes to CMU’s LaRue (83/96), second star is AQ’s Sorenson (4g, 5a) and first star of the weekend is awarded to AQ’s Pentecost (7g, 2a).
NORTHERN MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN STATE – The Spartans played host to the Wildcats for a weekend, with Northern Michigan grabbing both wins on Saturday Nov. 5 and Saturday Nov. 6. The first win for the Wildcats was led by Allison Carlson (4g, 3a) for a 9-2 win. The other five NMU goals were tallied by Caitlin Muehlbacher, Sydney Higgins (2), Katherine Pryor, and Loren Holfeld. Carlie Kangas, Pryor, Mary Schimmel (2), and Vanessa Hiley gave the passes to the goal scorers. Devin Christian was in net for Northern Michigan for the win, while Emily Awdish was in net at the other end of the ice for Michigan State.
With a 10-1 win on Sunday and another notched win for Christian, six different skaters put in goals for the Wildcats. Holfeld, Higgins, Pryor, Kangas, Turro, and Carlson (5) each found the back of the net. Pryor (2), Holfeld (2), Higgins, Schimmel (3), Kendall Turro, Kelsey Weyland, and Carlson (2) tacked on the assists in the win that completed the sweep of the Spartans. Christian was in net again for NMU, as well as Awdish for MSU.
Third star of the weekend goes to MSU’s Lynch (2g,1a), second star is NMU’s Schimmel (5a), and first star of the weekend is awarded to NMU’s Carlson (9g, 5a).
AQUINAS/LOYOLA-CHICAGO – A 9-2 and 12-2 win helped the Saints grab two wins over the Ramblers of Loyola. Goals from Kelly Labarge and Kaitlyn Dailey in the first period put the Saints on track for two more goals in the second from Kelli Adrian and Alessandra Sorenson. Loyola would grab a single goal from Ryley Coleman in the second to make it 4-1 to head into the third period. Aquinas tacked on five more goals from Marlowe Pentecost, Isabelle Piotrowski (3), and Katelyn Graczyk. The Ramblers would find the back of the net once more in the third, again from Coleman for a 9-2 final. Aquinas assists came from Nadine Long, Dailey (2), Pentecost, Sydney Johnson, and Maria Manko. In net for Loyola-Chicago was Anne Welty, who made 44 saves on 53 shots on goal. Holly Ensley picked up the win with 20 saves on 22 shots on goal for Aquinas.
The second win for Aquinas, 12-2, started out with two goals in the first period, one from AQ and one from Loyola. Pentecost from Johnson for Aquinas, while Hannah Bergom tallied the Loyola goal from Maureen Obrien. Six goals in the second, all tacking onto the Aquinas score, were scored by Piotrowski (2), Adrian, Dailey, and Pentecost (2). With a 7-1 lead going into the third, Maria Manko added her own goal to the mix before back-to-back power play goals were put in by Pentecost and Dailey to make it 10-1. Piotrowski and Johnson would finish out the scoring at 12 before Torey Reinbold would grab the Rambler’s second goal of the game. Welty was in net again for LUC, stopping 46 saves on 58 shots, while Cailtlin Miller was in net this time for AQ, making 21 saves on 23 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to AQ’s Pentecost (5g, 2a), second star goes to LUC’s Welty (90/111), nd third star is awarded to AQ’s Piotrowski (6g, 3a).
NORTHERN MICHIGAN/NOTRE DAME – Notre Dame hosted Northern Michigan for a two-game league series, with NMU heading back North with a 7-0 and a 12-1 win. In Saturday’s shutout Allison Carlson put in four goals, while Loren Holfeld (2) and Sydney Higgins helped make seven goals for the Wildcats. Higgins, Shauna Bates, Carlie Kangas, Holfeld and Carlson would tally assists in the first win. Devin Christian picked up the win, while Caroline Riester was in net for Notre Dame.
Sunday’s 12-1 brought goals from Carlson (7), Higgins (2), Kendall Turro, Katherine Pryor, and Mary Schimmel. Seven different skaters registered assists, including Vanessa Hiley, Carlson, Pryor (2), Kangas, Higgins, and Schimmel. Ana Grandinetti tallied the single Notre Dame goal of the weekend. Christian was in net for the win for Northern Michigan, with Riester was in net for Notre Dame for the second time.
Third star of the weekend goes to NMU’s Holfed (2g, 1a), second star is NMU’s Higgins (3g,2a), and first star is awarded to NMU’s Carlson (11g, 2a).
AQUINAS/MICHIGAN-FLINT – A home-and-away series for UMF and the Saints brought two more wins for Aquinas, 12-2 and 4-2. In Saturday’s win for the Saints, Kaitlyn Dailey (3) would tally hat trick in the first period while Isabelle Piotrowski (3), Gabrielle Fournier, Sydney Johnson (2), and Marlowe Pentecost grabbed the other goals. The assists on the 12 goals would come from Katelyn Graczyk (2), Maria Maguire (2), Alessandra Sorenson, Pentecost (2), Dailey (2), Maria Manko, Kelli Adrian (2), and Johnson. Ella Sinclair was between the pipes for Michigan-Flint, grabbing 43 saves on 55 shots on net. Holly Ensley made 14 saves on 16 shots faced for the win.
Sunday’s game brought a closer margin between the two teams, as UMF held the Saints to just one goal in the first period, from Katelyn Graczyk. Isabelle Piotrowski and Emilee Ryder grabbed the assists on the power play goal. Lauren Barella put in the first goal for the girls in blue to tie the game and begin the second period. Kelly OReilly would tally the assist on the UMF power play goal. Ryder would find the back for Aquinas from Kaitlyn Dailey, another Saints power play goal. To switch things up, AQ would grab a short-handed goal from Dailey after passes from Piotrowski and Graczyk to go up 3-1 in the middle of the third. Pentecost would put one last goal in for Aquinas after a pass from Johnson and Adrian before UMF found the back of the net from the stick of OReilly. Sinclair got the nod in net again for the girls in blue, making 51 saves on 55 shots on goal. Caitlin Miller tallied the win in net for AQ this time, making 22 saves on 24 shots on net.
Third star of the weekend goes to AQ’s Piotrowski (4g, 2a), second star is UMF’s Sinclair (94/110), and first star is awarded to AQ’s Dailey (4g, 3a).
LOYOLA-CHICAGO/MIAMI – The Ramblers took on non-league member Miami University for a Friday and Saturday series. Miami took both wins on the weekend, 9-2 and 14-1. Maureen Obrien and Chloe Zinter tallied the goals for Loyola, while Allison Bartuce (2) and Ryley Coleman had the assists. Frances Flores was in net for the Ramblers, making 41 of 50 saves while LUC put up 21 shots on goal.
With a 14-1 win for the Redhawks, Caitlin Earley grabbed the lone Rambler goal with an assist from Hannah Bergom on the power play. Flores was in net again stopping 29 of 43 shots on goal. LUC threw 22 shots on goal towards the Miami goaltender.