AROUND THE LEAGUE– A recap of the CCWHA teams in action in each week.
NORTHERN MICHIGAN/LOYOLA-CHICAGO (11.3/11.4) – The Northern Michigan Wildcats traveled to Chicago to take on the Ramblers, with the teams playing to a 2-2 OT tie and NMU tallying a 2-0 win during the series. In game one, the 2-2 tie, Anne Welty put the Ramblers on the board 0:28 into the second period, unassisted. Northern locked things at one with help from Mary Schimmel four minutes after the LUC goal. Caitlin Muehlbacher would put in the Wildcat’s second goal with helpers from Veronica Hiley and Schimmel to take the lead to end the second. Eight minutes into the third, Loyola would strike again, this time with a goal from Maureen O’Brien to tie the game. Chloe Zinter and Hannah Bergom credited with the assists. In net for Northern was Sydney Higgins, and in net for Loyola-Chicago was Julia Smith.
Game two was even lower scoring than game one, with the Wildcats tallying a 2-0 win. Schimmel would get credit for both Northern goals, one just thirteen seconds into the game, and the second at 13:18 into the second period. Veronica Hiley, Ellise Jeannequin and Kelsey Weyland had the assists in game two. Higgins was in net again, this time for the win, stopping all 29 shots faced. Smith was at the other end for Loyola-Chicago making 28 saves on 30 shots.
Third star of weekend goes to NMU’s Higgins (SOW), second star belongs to LUC’s Smith, and first star is awarded to NMU’s Schimmel (3g, 1a).
ADRIAN/CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11.4/11.5) – In a split, home and away series, Adrian recorded a sweep over Central Michigan, 6-2 and 3-1 wins. Elle VanAntwerp started the scoring for Adrian after 15:00 minutes of a scoreless showdown. Elizbeth Anderson and Maria Granger were credited with the assists on the Bulldog goal. Four more unanswered goals for Adrian from Hannah Chase, Erika Gilbert, Katie Hayward and Granger would make it 5-0 at the 7:49 mark in the third. Cecilia Werner, Summer Patterson (2), Madison Drezek, and VanAntwerp would have the assists on the next four AC goals. Jessica Killingback of Central Michigan found the back of net to break the shutout at 13:52 in the third with a pass from Rachele Pozzo. AC’s Patterson responded to make the score 6-1 before Killingback put in another Chips goal before the game’s end. VanAntwerp with the assist on the Patterson tally. Alex LaRue was in net for Central making 60 saves on 66 shots faced while Madison Drezek was in net for Adrian stopping 19 of 21 shots.
Game two brought a closer score margin, as Adrian recorded the win just 3-1. Erika Gilbert tallied goal one for Adrian less than a minute into the game, unassisted. Jessica Killingback struck again for her third goal of the weekend, with yet another assist from Pozzo for Central Michigan’s only goal of the game. Gilbert would find the back of the net once more for the Bulldogs, as well as Hannah Chase. Katie Hayward and Chase with the assists on the final AC goals. Victoria Poland was in net for Adrian this time making 13 of 14 shots faced. LaRue was in net for the second time for CMU, this time stopping 29 of 32 shots faced.
Third star of the weekend goes to CMU’s Killingback (3g), second star goes to AC’s LaRue (89/98), and first star is awarded to AC’s Chase (2g, 1a).
AQUINAS/MICHIGAN STATE DII (11.5) – Aquinas, Division 1, and Michigan State, Division 2, faced off in an exhibition single game. The Saints tallied the win, 8-1 over the Spartans. Isabelle Piotrowski tallied three goals while Kaitlyn Dailey (4g), and Sydney Johnson (1g) put in the other five. Maria Manko (2a), Maria Maguire, Amelia Bartels, Alessandra Sorenson, Gabrielle Fournier, and Sydney Malek registered the AQ assists in the win. The lone Spartan goal came from Shelby Gregoire with an assist from Karina Lucchese at 12:53 in the third period. Ally Kennedy stopped 52 of 53 shots on net for Aquinas, while Danielle Williams was in net for Michigan State stopping 52 of 60 shots faced.
LOYOLA-CHICAGO/CENTRAL MICHIGAN (11.10/11.11) – The Ramblers and the Chips fought hard, but LUC would come out on top with a 3-2 and a 7-3 win. Anastazia Hartman recorded the first goal of the weekend for Central Michigan at 2:51 into first period play with an assist from Jessica Killingback. The Rambler’s Olivia Fossier would respond to tie the game before Killingback of CMU found open net herself to take back the Chippewa lead to end the first. Chloe Zinter would make it locked at two 15:25 into the second period with help from Hannah Bergom. Zinter would tally goal number two, and the game-winner, just 4:46 into the third to take down Central Michigan. Bergom with the assist on the second Zinter goal. Julia Smith was in net for LUC making 34 saves on 36 shots on goal. Alex LaRue was in net for Central making 31 saves on 34 shots on goal.
Game two brought a 7-3 win for Loyola, with goals from Bergom (2), Zinter, Ryley Coleman (2), Giselle Medina and Michelle Cottrell. Killingback would tally all three of Central Michigan’s goals. The assists for Loyola in their win came from Maureen O’Brien (3a), Olivia Fossier, and Zinter. In goal for Central was LaRue who made 41 saves on 48 shots on goal. Julia Smith picked up the win with 35 saves on 38 shots for the Ramblers.
Third star of the weekend goes to LUC’s Zinter (3g, 1a), second star belongs to CMU’s Killingback (4g, 1a), first star is awarded to LUC’s Bergom (2g, 2a).
Author: Mackenzie Smith, Communications Manager