Mavericks travel to New York to face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
This weekend, the women’s hockey team laces up their skates and hits the rink for their first game of the year. They will face off against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers in Troy, New York.
Last year, the Mavericks season ended at the hands of Ohio State in the WCHA quarterfinals, where they lost 3-2 in overtime in the first game and 3-0 in the following game after going 9-19-7 on the season.
There is no doubt that the girls will look to start the year with back-to-back wins against the Engineers.
The Mavericks come into the season with new captains at the helm in seniors Emily Antony and McKenzie Sederberg. while junior Brittyn Fleming and sophomore Anna Wilgren are alternate captains.
They are also bringing in a new crop of skaters with six freshmen, them being goaltender Calia Frank, defensemen Charlotte Akervak and Lydsey Howard as well as forwards Kennedy Bobyck, Danielle England and Kelsey King. They also welcome a transfer in Taylor Wemple, who spent the past two seasons in St. Cloud State.
Looking at their opponent, Rensselaer finished last year with a record of 14-18-5. In the last meeting two meetings, Minnesota State won both games 2-0 and 3-1.
The Engineers come into the year with two returning seniors in Blake Orosz and Sabrina Repachi. Orosz led the team in goals and points last year with a 17-20-1 stat line, while Repachi recorded seven goals along with 11 assists.
The Mavericks will be looking to start the year off on the right foot, hoping to gain some momentum heading into the season.
Header photo courtesy of MSU Athletics.