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Willmar's Meckenzie Dahle, right, guides the puck down the boards while chased by Rose Wenck of Sartell/Sauk Rapids in the second period Monday at the Civic Center in Willmar. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton

Willmar foiled by SSR, 3-1

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Willmar foiled by SSR, 3-1
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

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