NMU notebook: Wildcats hockey team splits WCHA series with UAA in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Northern Michigan University hockey team gave up a pair of third period goals Saturday in a 4-2 WCHA loss to Alaska-Anchorage, allowing the Seawolves to salvage a series split at Sullivan Arena.

NMU (10-12-2 overall, 8-7-1 in WCHA), which beat UAA (13-0-3, 9-8-3) on Friday 3-1, fell behind 2-0 in the first period by giving up two goals in less than two minutes. UAA got a power play goal from Scott Allen at the 12:00 mark, then an even-strength goal from Kory Roy at 13:43.

Twice NMU pulled within a goal of tying the Seawolves, but turnovers never gave the Wildcats a shot at the equalizer.

NMU freshman forward Dominik Shine scored his second collegiate goal 12:29 into the second period to pull NMU within one goal at 2-1 and NMU junior forward Reed Seckel nabbed his eighth goal of the season and second of the series at 9:24 of the third to make it a 3-2 game.

A turnover by NMU freshman defenseman Barrett Kaib in the Wildcats’ own zone led to Roy’s second goal of the night at 8:28 and a dropped save by NMU redshirt goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom led to an easy goal by Jordan Kwas at 11:24 of the third period.

Dahlstrom finished with 22 saves while UAA goaltender Chris Kamal made 21 stops.

The results allowed the Seawolves to remain in fourth in the WCHA and the Wildcats remain in sixth-place, however, UAA has played four more conference games than NMU.


NMU track competes in Wisconsin

MENOMONIE, Wis. – NMU juniors Christina Toogood and Olivia Howard each won two events to lead the Wildcats track and field team at Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday.

Toogood won the 1,600-meters in 5 minutes, 3.29 seconds and the 800 (2:19.46) while Howard won the 3,000 (10:54.08) and the 5,000 (18:54.49).

Junior Brittni Wirtz won the 60-meter dash in 7.85 seconds. Wirtz also added a third in the 200 with a time of 26.62.

In the field events, senior Cheyenne Stewart won the long jump (5.51 meters) and junior Ebony Young won the triple jump (11.38 meters).


NMU swimming loses in Green Bay

GREEN BAY – The NMU swimming and diving team lost a dual to NCAA Division I Wisconsin-Green Bay 136-99 on Saturday, but won three events.

Junior Debbi Lawrence won the 100 yard freestyle in 52.99 seconds, freshman Rachel Borchardt won the 500 freestyle (5:11.45) and junior Madisen Sechena took first in the 200 breaststroke (2:22.73).

“I’m really proud of the way they all swam today,” NMU head coach Heidi Voigt said. “This has been our toughest competition of the season, but they stepped up to the plate and went to battle. They especially swam well after the diving events, winning three events in the second half to finish strong.”

Junior Tara Dowling posted a season best in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing in 10:49.80 for third place.

Lawrence was second in the 50 freestyle (24.34) and Sechena was second in the 200 individual medley.

In the 200 backstroke, junior Emily Bourguignon was second (2:10.61) and her sister, freshman Katie Bourguignon, took third (2:13.64).