GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Six teams battled in pool play at the first-ever Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Fall Tournament to determine seedings for the league's spring tournament. Davenport and Indiana Tech won their respective pools with perfect 2-0 records.
With the pool play victories, Davenport and Indiana Tech will meet in the championshp game in the spring.
Siena Heights 1-1
Davenport def. Siena Heights, 19-8 BOX SCORE
In the first matchup ever between the two WHAC schools, the Panthers gave up the first goal of the game only to quickly erase their only deficit of the game en route to the 10 goal win. Leading the way offensively for the Panthers was senior Lyle Parks who posted seven goals and three assists. Also posting multiple goals for DU were Dominic Boggiano with four, Jordan Richtsmeier and Chapin White with three and Cody Cross with two. Richtsmeier tied Parks in points as Jordan posted seven assists in the win. Leading the Saints was Mike Cleary with three goals.
Siena Heights def. Michigan-Dearborn, 7-5 BOX SCORE
Siena Heights posted the much needed win in the second game of pool play to secure at least second place heading into their final match. The Saints got up quickly only to see the Wolves battle back to tie it two different times in the second half. With just under 10 minutes to play in the fourth, the Saints got the eventual game winner and followed with security goal to claim the two-goal win. Scoring the game winner for SHU was Ryan Gumbleton on an unassisted goal and he also added the final goal. Ryan joined Ben Lama led SHU with three goals each. Dearborn was led by Alexander Fittzgerald with two goals.
Davenport def. Michigan-Dearborn, 25-1 BOX SCORE
The Panthers finished out the day with a record setting performance as they went up 15-1 in the first half and followed it with 17 unanswered goals in the second. Dominic Boggiano posted four goals and 11 assists in the win as Lyle Parks finished with five goals and seven assists. Seven different Panthers posted at least one goal as Kenny Fleming got the win in net finishing with four saves.
Indiana Tech 2-0
Lawrence Tech 0-2
Indiana Tech def. Aquinas, 24-3 BOX SCORE
Indiana Tech scored the first two goals of the game and despite the Saints cutting that margin in half early, the Warriors were too much as they posted the 21 goal win. Leading the way for Tech was Josh Puckett who finished with six goals and one assist while Josh Ambrose, Nick Lichtsinn and Alex Hall all finished with two goals each. For the Saints, Ryan Ruschmann, Zach Brancheau and Jake Auyer each posted a goal.
Aquinas def. Lawrence Tech, 17-5 BOX SCORE
Aquinas, coming off a tough loss to Indiana Tech to start the day, rebounded in a big way and used an 11-3 advantage in the first half to finish second in Pool B. Lawrence Tech scored the first goal of the match but it was all Saints after that. Aquinas was led in scoring by Kyle Foley and Zach Brancheau who each finished with five goals and Foley posted seven assists as well. LTU was led by Justin Clark with a pair of goals.
Indiana Tech def. Lawrence Tech, 24-1 BOX SCORE
After almost a 45 minute delay because of heavy rain and lightning, the two teams finally got back on the playing field under a running clock and Indiana Tech proved to be too much for the Blue Devils scoring eight in the first quarter and they added on four more in the second to lead 12-0 at the half en route to the 24-1 win. The Warriors were led on offense by Brian Nichter with eight points and Nick Knauf with six points. 12 different players scored for Indiana Tech.