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tUMD 4, Bruised Cows 2
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Two sweeps are as lucky, as lucky can be! When both teams get a sweep we’re in glad company!
I missed the entire women’s game and half of the men’s game, so this will be… as informative as all my posts. But hey, I’m back on track with my posting, right? I’m sure that has nothing to do with winter break, and once school begins again, I’ll be as thorough and timely with blog posting, right? Well, I hope so, but we’ll see. I think I just had a case of good old writer’s block for the first half of the season.
Since I missed the women’s game, I can’t tell you much about what happened. I am really pleased to see a sweep from tDogs. We really need to get back to truly elite status. Screw those Gophers, they have had a nice little run, but tDogs really need to get back to challenging for the league lead and back into the NCAA tournament.
Tonight, the women’s jerseys were auctioned off to benefit breast cancer research. I can’t say I was in love with the design (I don’t think the pink they chose looked very good with the macaroni colored stripes on the sleeves, and even the main maroon color looked a little off), but I hope the Bulldogs’s stellar performance this weekend pushed those prices up!
Jenna McParland played tonight, so her unfortunate collision with the boards last night didn’t result in anything serious. Hooray! Mankato scored first, but Ashleigh Brykaliuk (I spelled that correctly without looking!) got a PPG, then Mankato took the lead again (both goals coming from the talented Nicole Germaine), but Zoe Hickel got her first of two goals, Jamie Kenyon scored (of course!), and then Hickel got an empty netter to seal the deal. Hooray!
So then the men’s game. I did catch the second half of the game, which meant I missed both Herbert’s goal and Basaraba’s first goal. He was nice enough to score another one off a lovely feed from Caleb “Three Point Night” Herbert. Herbert was also penalty-free. Welcome back, Caleb! We’ve missed you so. tUMD scored these three goals on 13 total shots. That’s a better save percentage than the batting average of the starting lineup of the Minnesota Twins last season.
But the real story of the game was once again Aaron Crandall. He made 52 saves. That’s like… a deck of cards worth of saves. I should have called this post 52 pickup. Ok, someone needs to have another 52 save game. Although that is seriously an insane amount of saves to have to make, so I can’t say I want to see that again. I’m sure UAH’s goalies make 52 saves as a matter of routine. On like 65 total shots. Zing! I believe in boxing the term we’d use would be “rope-a-dope?”
While the Bulldogs have earned their first tandem sweeps since December 2011 (thanks Bruce), this marks the first time both teams have gotten six points on a weekend, since the men’s games were worth two while in the WCHA. Such a historic occasion!
tDogs are all at home next weekend, with the men taking on Denver and the women battling tOSU. How about four more wins?