Willmar skates to 3-1 win over LPGE
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Willmar Cardinals jumped up on Long Prairie-Grey Eagles and went on to a 3-1 non-conference victory. The Section 6A win halted a four-game losing streak by Willmar (3-5). LPGE (5-3) was coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to Detroi...
LONG PRAIRIE -- The Willmar Cardinals jumped up on Long Prairie-Grey Eagles and went on to a 3-1 non-conference victory.
The Section 6A win halted a four-game losing streak by Willmar (3-5). LPGE (5-3) was coming off a 1-0 overtime loss to Detroit Lakes.
Defenseman Kelsey Swanson got her first goal of the season at 7:36 of the first period. A steal and sharp passes by Allie Sweep and Jennie Mattison set it up.
Chelsey Wierschem made it 2-0 at 16:39 of the first period by scoring shorthanded on a breakaway.
Taylor Sandberg made it 3-0 with four minutes left in the second, a power play assisted by Ali Sing and Carlie Freese.
Goalie Amanda Croonquist made 16 stops in her varsity debut. Willmar had 35 shots on goal.
Willmar 3, LPGE 1
Willmar (3-5).........................2 1 0 -- 3
Long Prairie-GE (5-3)............ 0 0 1 -- 1
FIRST PERIOD - WiL Kelsey Swanson (Allie Sweep, Jennie Mattison) 7:36 ... Wil: Chelsey Wierschem (unassisted) 16:39, shorthanded
SECOND PERIOD - Wil: Taylor Sandberg (Ali Sing, Carlie Freese) 12:52, power play
THIRD PERIOD - LPGE: Heather Bodie (Kayla Wright) 2:46
Goalie saves - Willmar: Amanda Croonquist 5-4-7-16; Long Prairie-Grey Eagle: Kayla Guck 12-9-11-32
Morris/Benson 7, Windom 0
Dani Schultz recorded four points and Sarah Rajewsky had three to lead the Storm (2-2-1). Schultz scored two goals and had two assists, while Rajewsky added two goals and one assist.
Laura Berens, Dani Staples and Sam Falk also tallied goals for MBA.
Brooke Falk recorded 12 saves for the shutout victory.
Morris/Benson (2-2-1) 1 2 4 -- 7
Windom 0 0 0 -- 0
FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Sarah Rajewsky (Brooke Anderson, Dani Schultz) 16:20
SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Laura Berens (Katia Vantries) :54 ... MBA: Schultz (unassisted) pp, 3:38
THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Dani Staples (Rajewsky) 2:49 ... MBA: Schultz (Sam Falk) 3:22 ... MBA: Falk (Schultz) 6:15 ... MBA: Rajewsky (unassisted) pp, 8:44
Goalie saves - Morris/Benson: Brooke Falk 6-4-2-12; Windom: Brooklyn Drahota 9-9-19-37