ATL : 10.26-10.29 – A recap of the CCWHA in action each week.
ADRIAN COLLEGE/NOTRE DAME – The Bulldogs took on the Irish in Notre Dame’s first games of the season, with Adrian pulling out two wins, 9-2 and 10-3. Saturday’s game started with Adrian’s Katie Hayward grabbing the only goal in the first period at 9:49. Carlee Casteel and Jessica Abraham with assists on the Hayward goal. Under a minute into the second period of play and Hayward would find goal number two, with help from Casteel again and Hannah Chase. Three more goals were found in the second for Adrian’s 5-0 lead after two. Grace Pavlovich, Cristina Rotondo, and Olivia Stevens were the goal scorers while Morgan Lundin grabbed the single assist in the second period on Stevens’ goal. ND’s Maura White broke the mold for the Irish to make it 5-1 to begin the third period. However Chase had an answer to Notre Dame’s goal, with two of her own to make it 7-1 with over half a period to play. Casteel grabbed her third assist on Chase’s first goal while Avery Huxter had the helper on Adrian’s seventh goal. Sara Knapp and Jena Cruz would find the back of the net before the buzzer for the Bulldog’s eighth and ninth goals, while White would grab her second goal of the night for Notre Dame for a final 9-2. Kelsey DeGagne was in net for Notre Dame stopping 30 of 39 shots faced, while Victoria Poland made 19 saves on 21 shots for the win.
In the 10-3 Adrian win on Sunday, Kate Irons and Keira Dwyer put Notre Dame in the lead before the Bulldogs had a four goal answer. Kathleen Droba, Chase (2), and Pavlovich had made it 4-2 by the 10:34 mark in the second period. The assists on the four Adrian goals came from Mackenzi Heisner, Cecilia Werner, Cruz, Knapp, Hayward and Casteel. Notre Dame fired back to make it a one goal game with a Bridget Roberts goal. Irons with the assist on the third ND goal. But an answer came once more from Adrian as Hayward found the back of the net with help from Chase and Casteel. The third period had a flurry of goals, much like the second, however all for Adrian to propel them to a 10-3 win. Elizabeth Anderson, Knapp, Stevens, Heisner and Casteel would each find open net in the third period. The assists credited to Pavlovich, Rotondo, Anderson, Chase and Elle VanAntwerp. For Notre Dame, DeGagne was in net again, this time making 29 saves on 39 shots, while Poland was also in net for the second game stopping 33 shots for the Bulldog sweep.
The weekend’s third star goes to AC’s Poland (52/57), second star belongs to AC’s Chase (4g, 3a), while the first star is awarded to AC’s Casteel (1g, 5a).
(The games recapped below are considered “ACHA exhibition games” and do not count towards CCWHA standings or statistics)
MICHIGAN STATE/OHIO STATE – The Division 2 Spartans traveled to Ohio to take on the newly minted Division 2 Buckeyes. In Friday’s first game, Michigan State’s Savannah Schodowski started things off with a bang as she fired home the first goal of the game just 1:34 into the first period with help from Cara Hodgins and Erin Bailey. However that would be the only goal Michigan State could find in the 5-1 win for Ohio State. Grace Danby, Emma Brown, Courtney Trudeau (3) would find the five goals for Ohio State, all unanswered. Sherry Mortach (2), Ally Hornstein, Mikayla Richter, Amy Huang, Danby, and Trudeau would all grab assists in game one. Danielle Williams would make 29 saves on 34 shots for Michigan State while Alexis Peters was in net for the Buckeyes stopping 27 of 28 shots faced.
Saturday’s afternoon game saw just five total goals, as opposed to the previous night’s six, with Michigan State taking the win, 3-2. Trudeau grabbed the game’s first goal, unassisted after a scoreless first period between the Buckeyes and the Spartans. It was then Michigan State’s turn to have unanswered goals, as they put in three goals to OSU’s one. Katie Iandoli tied the game with help from Allyson Conley and Lindsey Garrett. Then Natalie Masopust found the go-ahead goal at the 16:11 mark, just a minute after the Spartan’s first goal.Abbi Drews and Emily Lynch had the passes on the Masopust goal. Shortly into play during the third period Erin Panter would give the Spartans a two goal lead. With five minutes remaining Danby would attempt the OSU comeback, but no luck as Williams, who was in net for the second time this series, held the Buckeyes off completing a 24 save win for Michigan State. Peters was in net once again for Ohio State, making 29 saves on 32 shots.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN/CALIFORNIA PENNSYLVANIA – The Chippewas took to the East for a non-conference series, where Central Michigan grabbed a win and a tie. In big 9-1 win, Jessica Killingback (2) and Rebecca Menko grabbed early goals in the first period. Killingback completed her hat trick to begin the second period before Mac Barnett, Anastazia Hartman and Menko each got goals to bring CMU’s lead to six. Cal-U put one in to begin the third, but Central answered with two more goals of their own, one from Sam Duprie and a fourth from Killingback. The assists during the win came from Katelyn King, Alyssa Massa, Ayla Rolston, Mariah Wilson, Darian Johnson, Julie Smith, Menko and Killingback. In net for Central was Cassandra Worden who made 23 saves on 24 shots on net while the Chippewas threw 45 total shots on goal in the offensive zone.
The 4-4 tie does not have stats posted on the ACHA website.