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RECAP: Adrian College Snags W2 2019 Tournament Championship

RECAP: Adrian College Snags W2 2019 Tournament Championship

KALAMAZOO, MI – The W2 Central Collegiate Women’s Hockey Association hosted the 2019 league tournament from March 1- March 3, with the top four teams of the league participating. Those teams included Adrian College, Northern Michigan University, University of Notre Dame, and Loyola University of Chicago. With a round robin setting, Northern Michigan and Adrian College took the stage first, with extra hockey needed. The Bulldogs struck first just six minutes into the game with a Hannah Chase goal. Carlee Casteel and Katie Hayward would be credited with the assists on goal one for Adrian. The Wildcats would find a goal of their own ten minutes later from the stick of Lynessa Maninga with a pass from Victoria Wozniak to tie the game. Overtime was needed in game one of the tournament, and three minutes into the extra hockey, Chase would put in her second goal to tally the win. Victoria Poland was in net for Adrian with the win after stopping 14 of 15 shots faced, while Briana Holman was in net for Northern making 16 saves on 17 shots.   Friday night’s second game saw Notre Dame and Loyola-Chicago face off. The Ramblers would grab their first win with a score of 3-0. Holly Harrison grabbed the game winner in period one, while Sophia Riedel would tally the other two goals, one in the second and one in the third to finish off the game. Harrison and Maddy Shea would find assists on the two Riedel goals. Julia Smith was in net for the win stopping all 14 shots on goal, while Grace Cummings stopped 22 of 25 shots for Notre Dame.   Saturday’s four game day started with Adrian College taking on Loyola-Chicago in a 1 vs. 2 matchup. Casteel would tally her first goal of the weekend as she would put one in just 36 seconds into play. Chase and Hayward both getting assists on the first Adrian goal. Harrison would make it a tie game with a goal for Loyola with less than a minute left in the first period. Kaylie Burck with the assist on the Rambler’s first goal. Loyola would take the lead just into the second period as Riedel would grab her third goal of the weekend, with Shea assisting yet again. Casteel would strike again to tie the game for the second time during play. Chase and Allyson Vanantwerp with the assists on the second Bulldog goal. At the 16 minute mark Grace Pavlovich broke the tie and put Adrian back into the lead with help from Vanantwerp. The third period would only have a single goal, and it would come from Chase to lock in Adrian’s second win of the weekend. Smith was in net for Loyola, stopping 35 of 39 shots, while Poland stopped 25 of 27 shots for Adrian.   The final Saturday morning game had Notre Dame and Northern Michigan vetting for a win. The Irish would start the game with three unanswered goals from Kiera Dwyer, Maura White and Marissa Kivi. Assist tallies on the three ND goals were recorded by Colleen Lynch, Claire Doyle and White. Regina Moloney broke the ice for Northern Michigan, as she would find open net for a 3-1 game 12 minutes into the first period. Dwyer quickly answered back...

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ATL : 12.1 – 12.2

ATL : 12.1 – 12.2

ATL 12.1 – 12.2 : A recap of the CCWHA action last weekend. NORTHERN MICHIGAN/LOYOLA – The Ramblers traveled North to take on the Wildcats for a two game CCWHA series. Each game was decided by just a single goal, with a split weekend where both Loyola and Northern picked up wins. Loyola would snag the first win on Saturday, 2-1, with Hannah Bergom netting goal one for the Ramblers. Reagan Lynn would tack on another before the end of the second period for a 2-0 lead. Shae Blewett tallied the only Northern goal, but with it being put in at 19:43 into the third period, there wasn’t enough time to find a second Wildcat goal. The Ramblers who were credited with helpers in the 2-1 win were Sophia Riedel, Sophia Blanchard, and Ryley Coleman. Assists for Northern came from Anna Cockey and Sydney Higgins. In net for Northern was Brianna Bangle, while Julia Smith earned the win for Loyola. Game two needed four periods instead of three, and began with Regina Moloney of Northern Michigan putting in the first goal of the game. Isabella Oldani would tally her first of the weekend to give the Wildcats a two goal lead with helper from Victoria Wozniak midway through the first. For a third unanswered goal, Shae Blewett would find herself a goal two minutes after the Wozniak goal, with help from Cockey. Loyola’s Maddy Shea would spark some fire before the first period’s end to make it 3-1, Northern. Olivia Fossier would continue the Rambler scoring during period two with a helper from Michelle Cottrell to cut the lead to a single goal. Blanchard would tie the game for Loyola’s own third unanswered goal with seconds remaining in the game. During the over time period, Wozniak would find the answer just 51 seconds into play after a pass from Blewett. The win was earned by Bangle in net for Northern while Smith was also in net again for Loyola. The third star of the weekend goes to LUC’s Blanchard (1g, 1a), second star belongs to NMU’s Wozniak (1 GWG, 1a), and first star is awarded to NMU’s Blewett (2g, 1a). ADRIAN COLLEGE/MICHIGAN STATE – The Spartans and the Bulldogs participated in a single game series at the home of Adrian last Sunday. After two periods of play, the Bulldogs led 5-0 over Michigan State. The first five goals came from Mackenzi Heisner (2), Katie Hayward, Avery Huxter, and Hannah Chase. Michigan State would find a goal in the third period from Lindsey Garrett and help from Erin Bailey. However Adrian also found goal(s) in the third to further increase their lead to a final goal count of 12. Chase (2), Heisner, Grace Pavlovich, Maria Granger, and Cristina Rotondo would put in the third period goals for the Bulldogs. Danielle Williams (29/37) and Caroline Quandt (6/10) both saw time in net during the game for Michigan State, while Victoria Poland grabbed the win on 12 saves for Adrian. The six helpers on the Adrian goals came from Chase, Hayward (2), Huxter, Kathleen Droba, and Olivia Stevens. The third star of the game goes to AC’s Hayward (1g, 2a), the second star belongs to AC’s Heisner (3g), while the first star is awarded to AC’s Chase (4g, 1a). Author: Mackenzie Smith,...

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ATL 11.30 – 12.2

League Game Re-Caps Dec. 1 Loyola @ Northern It was a hard-fought battle between these two teams with Loyola walking away with the win. The whole game was back and forth without any scoring until almost half-way in to the 2nd period when Loyola University’s Bergom scored a goal with a little help from teammate Riedel. Loyola then scored again making it a 2-goal lead when Lynn netted one from Blanchard andColeman. The score remained 2-0 until a last-minute effort with a goal fromNorthern’s Biewett (Cockey/Higgins) with mere seconds left in the game. Fortunately for Loyola, Northern couldn’t pull off the comeback, therefore making the final score Loyola 2,  Northern Michigan 1. Dec. 2 MSU @ Adrian The Adrian Bulldogs showed up for puck drop on Sunday with a winning mentality and that they did. A convincing Adrian win came when they out-shot MSU 47 to 13 in addition to scoring 12 goals. Goals from the Bulldogs came from Heisner (3), Hayward, Huxter, Chase (4), Pavlovich, Granger and Rotondo. The lone goal from MSU came from Garrett with a helper from Bailey. The final score of the game was Adrian 12, MSU 1. Loyola @ Northern Loyola and Northern faced each other for the second day in a row with another tight race, this time with Northern Michigan University coming out victorious. The first 3 goals all came in the 1st period from Northern (Moloney, Oldani and Blewett). Loyola rounded out the period with a single goal from Shea making the score 3-1. The 2nd period proved to be all Loyola’s when they scored the only 2 goals of the period, one from Fossier and the other Blanchard. The 3rd period started and ended in a 3-3 tie forcing the game into extra time. Northern Michigan’s Wozniak ended the contest quickly when she scored less than 1 minute in with help from teammate Biewett. The final score was Northern 4, Loyola...

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ATL 11.9 – 11.11

CCWHA Div. 2 Weekend Game Re-Cap ADRIAN/LOYOLA- Friday night proved to be a real nail biter with Adrian College eventually walking away with the win in OT with a final score of 3-2. The game essentially cut in half in terms of scoring. Adrian came out of the gates flying with 2 goals from Grace Pavolich. One came just shy of 6 minutes in to the game and another half-way through the period with an assist from Jena Cruz. The 2nd period was a hard battle with not much to show for either side. By the end of the 2nd, the score remained 2-0 in favor of Adrian. The 3rd period appeared to be the awakening of the Loyola team when they fought their way back to score 2 goals within the last 5 minutes of the game to tie it all up. Loyola’s Michelle Cottrell was the sole scorer for her team with helpers from Maureen O’Brien and Reagan Lynn. With the score tied at the end of regulation, the game naturally went in to extra time. Unfortunately for Loyola, Adrian came out with a spark starting the OT and was able to end the extra time short after Pavolich completed her hattrick with an assist from Avery Huxter. This was a hard-fought game with a total of 19 penalties between the rivals.             Saturday’s match was another nail-bitter with slightly fewer penalties (13), but the same outcome as Adrian walked away with the win. The final score was 3-1. The game started out strong for Loyola when only 6:27 into the game, Maureen O’Brien opened up the scoring with a little help from Maddy Shea. The rest of the first period was full of chances for both teams, however nothing was made of them for either side. Penalties continued to plague the game. Period 2 was taken control of by Adrian with a goal 4 minutes in from Katelyn Howard and another a few minutes later from Jessica Abraham making the score 2-1 in favor of Adrian. Loyola continued fighting and creating opportunity for themselves without anything to show on the scoreboard. The 3rd period was a battle from the beginning. Adrian, however was the first and only team to find the back of the net during it. Mackenzi Heisner was given credit for the goal with assists from Elle Van Antwerp and Allyson Van Antwerp finalizing the score at 3-1. Although Adrian walked away with the win, Loyola out-shot the Bulldogs sizably,...

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ATL: 10.26-10.29.18

ATL: 10.26-10.29.18

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...

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