Willmar foiled by SSR, 3-1
WILLMAR -- Sartell/Sauk Rapids scored twice in the first period to hold off Willmar 3-1 in Central Lakes Conference girls hockey Monday.
Nina Jacobson and Kendra Rasmussen scored a goal each in the span of 1:40 to give Sartell/SR a 2-0 lead.
Willmar's Jennie Mattison scored the Cardinals' only goal at 6:58 in the third on assists from Erin Sheehan and Sam Block. Baylie Young had 12 saves in the Willmar net.
Sartell/SR was coming off back-to-back losses to northern powerhouse teams Roseau and Warroad last weekend. Both games ended with 2-1 scores.
Sartell/SR also beat Willmar 3-1 in the first meeting on Jan. 5 in Sartell.
Willmar (2-7-2, 10-10-2) wraps up the regular season Thursday at Fergus Falls.
The Section 2A tournament will begin Feb. 11. The top two seeds will get a first-round bye and play Feb. 13.
Sartell/SR 3, Willmar 1
Sartell/SR (7-3-1, 15-8-1) 2 0 1 -- 1
Willmar (2-7-2, 10-10-2) 0 0 1 -- 3
FIRST PERIOD - SSR: Nina Jacobson (Nikki Kothenbeutel, Kendra Rasmussen) 6:00 ... SRR: Rasmussen (unassisted) sh, 7:40
SECOND PERIOD - no scoring
THIRD PERIOD - SSR: Kothenbeutel (unassisted) ... Wil: Jennie Mattison (Erin Sheehan, Sam Block) 6:58
GOALIE SAVES - Sartell/Sauk Rapids: Erin Deters 17 ... Willmar: Baylie Young 12