Wagon Wednesday: On to the Frozen Four

The Wagon is red hot. Like, scorching hot. AND it’s Wagon Wednesday! Name a better combo… we’ll wait. Think about it, but while you do that, a quick recap on the last week since there was a lot.

Let’s start with the playoffs. The Minutemen are off to their second straight Frozen Four after two dominating wins eerily similar to that of their last run to the natty. Women’s soccer extended their win streak to four games after snatching two close games this week. On the men’s side, Coach O’Leary’s squad split their games the week with the loss coming in overtime. Then you’ve got the track and field teams filling up the podium in their latest meet on Friday. Oh, and then there’s women’s lacrosse who continues to terrorize teams as they outscored their opponents 37-17 this week en route to two wins. Still thinking about a better combo? I’ll raise you a trio of stars from this week instead.

Leading the Minutemen to their second straight Frozen Four berth in just his first season in the maroon and white, Carson Gicewicz earns the first star of the week. The transfer had himself a night against Bemidji State on Saturday ripping three goals in the 4-0 win. Gicewicz’s hatty was the first of his collegiate career and first in team history in the NCAA Tournament. The second goal was probably the most impressive as it came off a waist-high deflection from a Matt Kessel point blast. Also just going to shoutout Oliver Chau because he’s been dishing out some beautiful setup passes on some of these goals, including on Gicewicz’s third of the night.

Our second star had herself a game for books too the following afternoon. Kelly Marra makes her second Wagon Wednesday appearance in three weeks after potting SEVEN goals (yes, you read that correctly) in the Minutewomen’s win over La Salle on Sunday. She put on a clinic and literally could not be stopped.. She also dished out an assist on the first goal of the game as well, making it an eight point day for the senior. Can we also talk about Haley Connaughton’s behind the back goal to put her on Sportscenter Top 10? On the run, behind the back and with some heat to the top shelf. Good luck to any goalie who has to face this team going forward.

The third star of the week keeps the beating La Salle theme going. Georgie McTear, aka Georgie Clutch Genes, stays hot with two goals, including an OT winner in Saturday’s tilt with the Explorers. McTear was involved in each of the Minutewomen goals on the afternoon as she assisted on the only one she didn’t score herself. As for her OT winner, McTear must’ve wanted to go home early or something because she wasted no time scoring less than a minute into overtime.

So that’s the trio of stars for the week, but in the spirit of OT winners, Olivia Gouldsbury of women’s soccer got one of her own, sending her team home happy Sunday afternoon. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, Coach Dowiak and company have something special brewing over there at Fort Rudd as they’ve now rattled off four straight W’s.

That’ll do it for this edition of Wagon Wednesday. Hockey has a break before their Frozen Four battle with Minnesota Duluth a week from tomorrow but baseball and women’s soccer get the week started today with a bunch more games coming this weekend. Stay hot Flagship and we’ll see you back here next week. Until next time!

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