'GMO' line powers Willmar Cardinals past Delano

Here's how Willmar's powerful top scoring line earned its name: The trio scored all of the Cards' goals in a 5-4 victory Tuesday night

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Willmar's Bailey Olson tries to deke Delano goaltender Grace Glasrud during the first period of Tuesday's non-conference game at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — Call them the GMO line.

That’s “G” for Madison Garberding, ““O” for Bailey Olson and M” for Mya Monson. The trio make up Willmar’s first line and have been the Cardinals’ main scoring threats for two seasons now.

On Tuesday evening at Willmar Civic Center Arena, the GMO line accounted for all of Willmar’s goals in a 5-4 non-conference victory over Delano.

Garberding, a junior who is a Brown University recruit, had two goals and an assist. Olson, also a junior, also had two goals and an assist.

Monson, a senior, had a goal and two assists. Her goal proved to be the game-winner, coming 15:49 of the third period and breaking a 4-4 tie.


Delano had tied it up at 15:24 when Mary Beth Kivisto scored on the power play.

“It was a good win,” Willmar head coach Eric Setrum said. “We overcame some penalty issues and Madison and Bailey and Mya played well. Audrey (Swart) and Tana (Christensen) did a nice job (on defense).

“Bryton (Carlson) stood out in net. ”

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Willmar's Kessa Mara snaps a shot at the net during the first period of Tuesday's non-conference game against Delano at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

The Tigers (0-4) led 2-0 early, but Willmar scored the next four goals. Delano got a goal from Chloe Kuechle, her second of the game, at 10:52 of the third to cut the Tigers’ deficit to 4-3. Then came Kivisto’s goal about five minutes later to tie it.

Willmar (3-0) is host to Marshall at 7:15 p.m. Thursday.

Willmar 5, Delano 4

Delano \u0009 \u0009 2 \u0009 0 \u0009 2 — 4
Willmar \u0009 \u0009 2 \u0009 2 \u0009 1 — 5
FIRST PERIOD – (1) D: Brooklyn Gillette (unassisted) :50 (2) D: Chloe Kuechle (Mary Beth Kivisto) 11:43 (3) W: Madison Garberding (Bailey Olson) 15:02 (4) W: Garberding (Mya Monson) 16:35.
SECOND PERIOD – (5) W: Olson (unassisted) 11:45 (6) W: Olson (Monson) 16:35.
THIRD PERIOD – (7) D: Kuechle (unassisted) 10:52 (8) D: Kivisto (Annika Reierson) 15:24, PP (9) W: Monson (Garberding) 15:49.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – D: Grace Glasrud (26/31) … W: Bryton Carlson (22/26).

Hutchinson 6,
River Lakes 4

Hutchinson erupted for four third-period goals to overtake River Lakes at the Paynesville Civic Center.


River Lakes led 2-0 after the first period, getting goals from Kiana Roeske and Brooke Lemke. Hutchinson scored the next three goals before Hannah Zimmer scored the next two for the Stars, helping them take a 4-3 lead.

The Tigers then got two goals from Sabrina Tracy and one from Alex Hantge for the victory.

River Lakes (2-1) plays at 7:15 p.m. Thursday against Brainerd/Little Falls at the Essentia Health Sports Center in Brainerd.

Hutchinson \u0009 \u0009 0 \u0009 2 \u0009 4 — 6
River Lakes \u0009 \u0009 2 \u0009 0 \u0009 2 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – (1) R: Kianna Roeske (unassisted) 7:41, PP ... (2) R: Brooke Lemke (Hannah Zimmer, Olivia Haines) 8:13
SECOND PERIOD – (3) H: Ainslea Jensen (unassisted) 12:32 ... (4) H: Ellie Campbell (Miranda Piehl) 14:32
THIRD PERIOD – (5) H: Sabrina Tracy (Britta Johnson, Katie Ives) 4:01 ... (6) R: Hannah Zimmer (unassisted) 6:57 ... (7) R: Zimmer (Tyra Johnson, Brianna Deming) 8:45, PP ... (8) H: Tracy (Alex Hantge) 13:04 ... (9) H: Hantge (Tracy, Paige Telecky) 13:38, PP ... (10) H: Tracy (Hantge, Johnson) 15:27
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – H: Hannah Ladwig 22/26 … RL: Kaydence Roeske 27/33

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Willmar's Nina Dawson and Delano's Alex Von Holtum go for the puck during a faceoff in Tuesday's non-conference game at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / West Central Tribune

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