WILLMAR -- Erin Sheehan and Chelsey Wierschem both netted two goals Tuesday to help Willmar collect its first Central Lakes Conference win by upending River Lakes, 5-3.
Wierschem scored midway through the first period before River Lakes (2-2, 5-2) tied the game on Rachael Prozinski's goal 2:47 into the second period. The Cardinals (1-3, 4-3) then got goals from Sheehan and Kayte Cole in a span less than four minutes to take control.
Making her second start of the season, Amanda Croonquist got the win in net for Willmar as she made 23 saves against a team that had suffered only one loss entering the game.
Willmar hosts Section 2A rival Hutchinson on Thursday at the Civic Center.
Willmar 5, River Lakes 3
River Lakes 0 2 1 -- 3
Willmar 1 3 1 -- 5
FIRST PERIOD - Wi: Chelsey Wierschem (Brittney Serbus, Samantha Thompson) 8:58
SECOND PERIOD - RL: Rachael Prozinski (Katherine Daugherty) 2:47 ... Wil: Erin Sheehan (Kylee Hulscher, Carlie Freese) 4:27 ... Wil: Kayte Cole (Jennie Mattison) 8:03 ... RL: Jenn Paul (unassisted) 9:50 ... Wil: Sheehan (Hulscher, Meckenzie Dahle) 10:13
THIRD PERIOD - RL: Ashley Meyer (Prozinski, Megan Bergeson) 2:36, pp ... Wil: Wierschem (Rebecca Freese) 15:55, pp
GOALIE SAVES - River Lakes: Tracy Skluzacek 4-10-9-23 ... Willmar: Amanda Croonquist 4-9-10-23