NORTHERN MICHIGAN/MICHIGAN-FLINT – The Wildcats came to the Lower Peninsula to battle the girls in blue last weekend. With 9-0 and 14-2 wins, Northern picked up the sweep. In the 9-0 win, goals came from Shauna Bates (gwg), Alison Carlson (5), Loren Holfeld, and Sydney Klavon. Mary Schimmel (2), Carlson (2), Holfeld (2), Kendall Turro, Kelsey Weyland, Bates, and Sydney Higgins had the assists in the first win. Devin Christian made 20 saves for the shutout win, while Ella Sinclair fended off 91 of 100 shots on goal for UMF.
Sunday’s game brought an even bigger goal differential, as Northern took the win, 14-2. Michigan-Flint found both goals from Lauren Barella. For Northern Michigan Turro (1g, 1a), Carlson (1g, 2a), Schimmel (2g, 5a), Holfeld (5g, 2a), Weyland (3a), Higgins (3g), Klavon (2a), Katherine Pryor (1g, 1a), Veronica Hiley (1a), and Carlie Kangas (1g, 3a) registered the points in the big win. Christian was in net once again for NMU making 21 saves on 23 shots, while Sinclair made 60 saves on 74 shots on goal.
Third star of the weekend goes to UMF’s Sinclair (151/174), second star belongs to NMU’s Carlson (7g, 4a), and first star is awarded to NMU’s Holfeld (6g, 4a).
CENTRAL MICHIGAN/LOYOLA-CHICAGO – The Chippewas traveled to Chicago to take on the Ramblers, with LUC taking both league wins. Cecilia Anscomb got Central Michigan out to an early lead, just 0:45 into play in the second period. Paige Feehry and Nicole Manning made the passes to Anscomb for the goal. Maureen O’Brien and Hannah Bergom answered back, both in the second as well, to take a 2-1 lead. Sophia Riedel with the assist on O’Brien’s goal. 0:21 into the third, Olivia Fossier made it 3-1 before Jessica Killingback put one in for CMU, making it a one-goal game again. With a three-goal-answer, Loyola secured the win, 6-2. Bergom, Allison Bartuce, and Ryley Coleman with the third period goals for the Ramblers. Haley Yates, who also had the assist on the Fossier goal, and Chloe Zinter had the assists on the three goals. Alex LaRue made 42 saves on 48 shots on goal for Central Michigan, while Frances Flores stopped 20 of 22 shots for Loyola-Chicago.
Manning of Central Michigan put CMU up by one at the 12:06 mark in the first before the Ramblers fired home seven unanswered goals. Krysta Gravelle and Anni Willetts with the assists on the only CMU goal. Bergom, Bartuce, Coleman (3), Zinter, and Giselle Medina were the goal scorers for Loyola-Chicago. The assists on the seven goals came from Fossier, Riedel, Yates, Coleman, Zinter (2), Andrea Malmquist, Ashley Koerner, and Torey Reinbold (3). LaRue was in net once again for Central, this time making 50 saves on 57 shots on goal. Flores picked the win number two of the weekend after stopping 28 of 29 shots on goal.
Third star of the weekend goes to LUC’s Zinter (1g, 3a), second star goes to CMU’s LaRue (92/105), and first star is awarded to LUC’s Coleman (4g, 1a).
MICHIGAN STATE/AQUINAS – In a home-and-home series for Michigan State and Aquinas, the Saints stole both wins from the Spartans. In a 6-1 win on Saturday, the Saints saw goals from Isabelle Piotrowski (3, 1 ENG, 1 SHG), Kaitlyn Dailey (2),and Maria Manko (ENG). Michigan State’s goal came early in the second period from Erin Panter, unassisted. Gabrielle Fournier (2), Kelli Adrian, Nadine Long, Katelyn Graczyk and Piotrowski snagged the assists on the six goals for Aquinas. Emily Awdish was in net for MSU stopping 54 of 58 shots faced while Holly Ensley was at the other end stopping 25 of 26 shots for Aquinas.
Sunday’s game in East Lansing brought a closer competition. Sydney Johnson put Aquinas on the board first at the 4:28 mark in the first, and Piotrowski grabbed her fourth goal of the weekend shortly after the Johnson goal to give the Saints a 2-0 lead after the first period. Alessandra Sorenson and Adrian with the assists on the two first period goals for AQ. Alex Strohm broke the ice for Michigan State at 7:58 in the second. Dailey responded to increase the lead back to two goals, 3-1. Two more goals, both from Michigan State would make it a 3-3 game to end the second. Emily Lynch and Shelby Gregoire grabbed back-to-back goals to launch the Spartans even with the 7-2-1 Saints. Katie Iandoli tallied the Lynch goal assist, while Megan Brace and Elise Penhollow put up assists on the power play Gregoire goal. However, Marlowe Pentecost registered her first point of the weekend at a good time, as she put in a breakaway power play goal for the win. Graczyk with the assist on the GWG. Ensley was in net for Aquinas again getting the win, while Morton was out for Michigan State for the second game.
Third star of the weekend goes to AQ’s Dailey (3g), second star goes to MSU’s Awdish/Morton, first star is awarded to AQ’s Piotrowski (4g, 1a).
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager
Graphic: Maria Barlow