Sunday, October 5, 2008

Badgers sweep Syracuse, Blaine sweeps Mercyhurst

As you know, the Badger Women swept Syracuse this weekend. Here are box scores and recaps.

Friday: Badgers 3 - Syracuse 0 Box, uwbadgers recap, suathletics recap, WSJ recap
Saturday: Badgers 8 - Syracuse 0 Box, uwbadgers recap, suathletics recap, WSJ recap

A couple of brief notes:
  • Carolyne Prévost had 13 SOG this weekend -- 7 on Friday and 6 on Saturday.
  • Jessie Vetter recorded her 27 SO on Friday. Vetter and Alannah McCready combined to SO Syracuse on Saturday.
  • Brooke Ammeman had a 5 goal weekend -- 1 on Friday and 4 on Saturday
Uwbadgers has a nice article about the Badgers' offensive depth, mostly focusing on Ammerman's 4 goals on Saturday. It has some nice quotes by Ammerman and Erika Lawler.

“I got lucky,” Ammerman said. “Sometimes it happens like that. I tried to pass it across and it ended up going in. I am really happy about the hat trick. It feels awesome. I can’t really explain it.”

“We have a great coaching staff, it’s a great school, the girls are great here and I couldn’t see it better anywhere else,” Ammerman said. “I really have to thank my teammates for making it so easy for me.”

“Last night I texted her and I was like, ‘Hey Brooke I just wanted to let you know that you are playing great,” Lawler said. “You’re play beyond your years,’ She doesn’t play like she’s a freshman. She’s very composed out there and very confident. She does her job very well and I think that she’s just a phenomenal player. She’s very knowledgeable about the game. I think she’s a standout and such an asset to this team. Her early success has been great and I am really confident that it will carry on throughout the season.”

The Blaine Residency Program swept Mercyhurst the weekend. Nothing is available on usahockey yet, but I do have recaps from the Mercyhurst website, as well as box scores:

Friday: USA 4 - Mercyhurst 1 Box, hurstathletics recap
Saturday: USA 4 - Mercyhurst 2 Box, hurstathletics recap

Molly Engstrom had 2 assists on Friday and 1 assist on Saturday. Kerry Weiland had 1 assist on Saturday. (Jinelle Zaugg will be joining the residency program in Dec/Jan.)

I already posted other Friday scores around the NCAA. Here are Saturday scores:
Saturday, October 4 - Women:
Syracuse 0 at Wisconsin 8 NC Box 12:07 pm
Boston University 0 at Rensselaer 2 NC Box 2:00 pm
* Mercyhurst 2 vs Team USA 4 EX Box 2:00 pm
North Dakota 7 at Maine 3 NC Box 2:00 pm
Clarkson 0 at Boston College 2 NC Box 2:00 pm
Bemidji State 1 at Wayne State 2 NC OT Box 2:00 pm
Connecticut 2 at Minnesota State 4 NC Box 3:07 pm
Ohio State 3 at Providence 2 NC Box 4:00 pm
Northeastern 6 at Union 0 NC Box 4:00 pm
St. Cloud State 5 at Quinnipiac 3 NC Box 4:00 pm
Minnesota Duluth 6 at Niagara 1 NC Box 7:00 pm
Robert Morris 1 at Minnesota 7 NC Box 7:07 pm
* - Blaine, MN
  • Minnesota must not have taken too kindly to being beaten by RMU on Friday, as they rebounded with a 7-1 victory last night.
  • It's not often that you see North Dakota score 7 goals. I understand Maine might not be the strongest opponent, but still.
  • Looks like the Bemidji program might be on it's way up. Last season, they won all of 4 games. But they defeated Wayne State on Friday and took them to OT on Saturday before losing in OT. Last season, Wayne State had a 22-9-3 record.