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Sartell/SR tops Willmar

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Willmar, 56201
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- The Willmar girls hockey team put up a good fight in the first period, but Sartell/Sauk Rapids's Kelly Meierhofer blew the game open in the second with two goals and an assist to hand the Cardinals an 8-1 loss Thursday.

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Willmar (1-9, 1-16) answered a Sartell (5-2-2, 9-5-3) first-period goal with Allie Sweep's goal nearly a minute later to tie the game at 1-1. Chelsey Wierschem and Ashley Welter had assists.

The Sabres took the lead with Rachael Stoebe's goal with 18 seconds left.

Meierhofer netted three goals overall.

Sartell/SR 8, Willmar 1

Sartell/SR (5-2-2, 9-5-3)........2 3 3 -- 8

Willmar (1-9, 1-16).................1 0 0 -- 1

FIRST PERIOD - Sar: Magan Wrudelman (Rachael Stoebe) 3:01 ... Wil: Allie Sweep (Chelsey Wierschem, Ashley Welter) 3:58 ... Sar: Stoebe (unassisted) 16:42

SECOND PERIOD - Sar: Kelly Meierhofer (Stoebe) 3:19 ... Sar: Wurdelman (Meierhofer) 5:36 ... Sar: Meierhofer (unassisted) 5:44

THIRD PERIOD - Sar: Meierhofer (Becky Peterson) sh, 6:46 ... Sar: Becca Kern (Wurdelman, Kristen Bell) 12:05 ... Sar: Kayla Hendrickson (Nikki Kothenbeutel, Rose Riordan) 16:52

Goalie saves - Sartell/Sauk Rapids: Maddie Haroldson 4-6-4-14; Willmar: Ashley Hutton 7-11-12-30

NEXT -- Willmar: Today, home vs. Brainerd, 7 p.m.

Non-Conference

River Lakes 3, North Wright County 1

Amber Schultezenberge had a goal and an assist and Kenzie Novak and Jenn Paul also scored to spark River Lakes.

Tracy Skluzacek made 14 saves in the River Lakes net.

North Wright County.............1 0 0 -- 1

River Lakes (8-9-2)...............2 0 1 -- 3

FIRST PERIOD - NW: Natasha Bame (Brook Maier), :17 ... RL: Kenzie Novak (Greta Omann), 4:08 ... RL: Jenn Paul (Amber Schultezenberge, Abbie Rhoda), 5:59

SECOND PERIOD - No scoring

THIRD PERIOD - RL: Schultezenberge (Omann), pp, 5:59

Goalie saves - North Wright Country: Ashley Tenney 13-10-10--33; River Lakes: Tracy Skluzacek 10-2-2--14

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