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Local Roundup: Knutson notches fourth shutout in Willmar victory

WILLMAR -- With the postseason quickly approaching, the Willmar girls' hockey team is cruising. In a matinee Friday at the Willmar Civic Center, the Cardinals won their fourth straight game, beating Marshall 5-0. At the 6-minute, 54-second mark o...

Willmar's Mya Monson (left) keeps the puck away from Marshall's Sydney Mauch during the third period of Friday's non-conference game at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / Tribune
Willmar's Mya Monson (left) keeps the puck away from Marshall's Sydney Mauch during the third period of Friday's non-conference game at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / Tribune

WILLMAR - With the postseason quickly approaching, the Willmar girls' hockey team is cruising.

In a matinee Friday at the Willmar Civic Center, the Cardinals won their fourth straight game, beating Marshall 5-0.

At the 6-minute, 54-second mark of the first period, Madison Garberding got her first goal of the game on an assist from Serena Monson. Over two minutes later, Bailey Olson netted an unassisted goal to put Willmar up 2-0 after 17 minutes.

After a scoreless second, Garberding punched in her second goal of the game, off a pass from Bailey, at 9:31 in the third period. At 11:30, Tanna Christensen added an unassisted score for her first varsity goal. And with four minutes to play, Mya Monson added the final goal of the night, with assists from Bailey and Sydney Olson.

Cardinals goaltender Savana Knutson got her fourth shutout of the season, making 21 saves on Friday. Over the past four games, Knutson has a .950 save percentage.

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On Monday, Willmar will travel to Paynesville to play River Lakes before opening Section 6A play on Thursday.

Willmar 5,

Marshall 0

Marshall 0 0 0 - 0

Willmar 2 0 3 - 5

FIRST PERIOD - W: Madison Garberding (Serena Monson) 6:54 ... W: Bailey Olson 9:26

SECOND PERIOD - No goals scored

THIRD PERIOD - W: Garberding (B Olson) 9:31 ... W: Tanna Christensen 11:30 ... W: Mya Monson (B Olson, Sydney Olson) 13:00

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GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS - Marshall: Emma Klenken 43/48 ... Willmar: Savana Knutson 21/21

Gymnastics

Willmar 145.0, St. Cloud Tech 139.975

Even with only a day to shake off the rust, Willmar was capable of a strong performance.

Limited to one day of practice due to the polar vortex, the Cardinals shook it off and scored a win over St. Cloud Tech on Friday, beating their Central Lakes Conference foes 145.0-139.975.

"We were concerned with the amount of time this week. It's a huge accomplishment for them to perform like this tonight," said Willmar coach Jodi Mottinger.

Lydia Morrell won the all-around by the slimmest of margins over teammate Erica Schramm, with Morrell compiling a score of 36.475, compared to 36.45 for Schramm. Morrell won the bars with a score of 9.525 while Schramm took the top spots in the vault (9.6) and floor (9.5).

Kirah Kessler-Gross was third in the all-around at 36.075, thanks in large part to a first-place score in the beam (9.0).

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Willmar has its last dual meet of the season on Tuesday at Melrose before competing in the CLC championship on Feb. 9 in Sauk Rapids.

ALL-AROUND - (1) Lydia Morrell, W, 36.475 (2) Erica Schramm, W, 36.45 (3) Kirah Kessler-Gross, W, 36.075

VAULT - (1) Schramm, W, 9.6 (2) Kessler-Gross, W, 9.325 (3) Kaija Ludewiig, T, 9.325 (Kessler-Gross won the tiebreaker)

BARS - (1) Morrell, W, 9.525 (2) Schramm, W, 9.0 (3) Ludewiig, T, 8.8

BEAM - (1) Kessler-Gross, W, 9.0 (2) Meredith Matchinsky, T, 8.8 (3) Abby Coquyt, W, 8.65

FLOOR - (1) Schramm, W, 9.5 (2) Kessler-Gross, W, 9.4 (3) Coquyt, W, 9.4 (Kessler-Gross won the tiebreaker)

Swimming & Diving

Willmar 109,

Fergus Falls 77

Willmar won eight events and defeated Fergus Falls on Friday night.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 3)

200 MEDLEY RELAY - (1) Fergus Falls 1:48.89 (2) Willmar (Jon Arends, Logan McGillivray, Riley Zammert, Phil Stadem) 1:55.60 (3) Willmar (Joe Hurley, Aidan O'Meara, Luke Lammers, Seth Jagow) 1:59.29

200 FREESTYLE - (1) Ayden Schueler, W, 1:52.12 (2) Sawyer Votava, F, 1:57.36 (3) Colin O'Farrell, W, 1:57.77

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY - (1) Mateo Marin-Mera, W, 2:10.42 (2) Steven Wohlenhaus, F, 2:23.11 (3) Logan McGillivray, W, 2:23.88

50 FREESTYLE - (1) Tristan Trosvig, F, 23.66 (2) Jacob Meyer, W, 23.79 93) Sean Edman, F, 24.52

DIVING - (1) Caleb Neubauer, F, 250.35 (2) Evan Erlandson, F, 235.85 (3) Kale Bockelman, W, 163.50

100 BUTTERFLY - (1) Mateo Marin-Mera, W, 57.22 (2) Tyler Hansen, F, 57.97 (3) Jon Arends, W, 1:05.81

100 FREESTYLE - (1) Jacob Meyer, W, 53.39 (2) Colin O'Farrell, W, 53.40 (3) Sean Edman, F, 53.48

500 FREESTYLE - (1) Ayden Schueler, W, 5:09.47 (2) Sawyer Votava, F, 5:15.59 93) Christian Reed, F, 5:52.05

200 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Willmar (Colin O'Farrell, Mateo Marin-Mera, Jacob Meyer, Ayden Schueler) 1:34.17 (2) Fergus Falls 1:34.18 (3) Willmar (Logan McGillivray, Riley Zammert, Luke Lammers, Ethan Hurley) 1:44.15

100 BACKSTROKE - (1) Jon Arends, W, 1:00.77 (2) Titus Seland, F, 1:02.56 (3) Phil Stadem, W, 1:03.63

100 BREASTSTROKE - (1) Tristan Trosvig, F, 1:09.07 (2) Logan McGillivray, W, 1:13.13 93) Aidan O'Meara, W, 1:16.75

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - (1) Willmar (Colin O'Farrell, Mateo Marin-Mera, Jacob Meyer, Ayden Schueler) 3:30.74 (2) Fergus Falls 3:33.76 (3) Willmar (Ethan Hurley, Riley Zammert, Seth Jagow, Jon Arends) 3:52.08

Prep Wrestling

Benson 42, KMS 29

For the first time since 2005, Benson came off the mat with a win over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg as the Braves beat the Fighting Saints 42-29.

Down 23-4 through six matches, Benson scored 38 straight points with pins by Bready Ascheman (152 pounds), Wyatt McGee (160) and Thomas Dineen (220), a pair of major decisions from Jared Knutson (182) and Dylan Stewart (195) and two forfeits.

Coy Gunderson (106), Chase Magaard (113) and Jason Jones (285) all scored pins for KMS. Will Magaard added a tech fall at 120.

106: Coy Gunderson, K, pin Preston McGee 1:39

113: Chase Magaard, K, pin Blake Nagler 1:38

120: Will Magaard, K, tech fall Hunter Mondor 21-5 (4:54)

126: Ely Johnson, K, dec Nicholas Bolduc 6-4

132: Mike Nagler, B, maj dec Valentin Carpio 15-6

138: Jared Carlson, K, dec Adam Koosman 2-1

145: Adam Zosel, B, won by forfeit

152: Brady Ascheman, B, pin Owen Kidrowski 0:18

160: Wyatt McGee, B, pin Brandon Kallstrom 1:12

170: Alex Wrobleski, B, won by forfeit

182: Jared Knutson, B, maj dec Richard Jones 11-2

195: Dylan Stewart, B, maj dec Marc Collins 13-4

220: Thomas Dineen, B, pin Brody Forsell 4:26

285: Jason Jones, K, pin Carlos Gonsor 5:25

United 39,

Benson 30

United won five matches by fall to down Benson in a dual at Benson on Friday night.

Soren Nelson (106), Tyler Schickedanz (113), Sam Zindel (126), Quintin Lehmann (220) and Tanner Johnson (285) all won by pin.

Benson got pins from Adam Zosel (145), Brady Ascheman (152), Jared Knutson (170) and Thomas Dineen (195).

106: Soren Nelson, U, pin Reece Larson 4:28

113: Tyler Schickedanz, U, pin Preston McGee 0:54

120: Hunter Mondor, B, dec Landon Knoshal 7-0

126: Sam Zindel, U, pin Nicholas Bolduc 0:22

132: Griffin Johnson, U, dec Mike Nagler 6-4 OT

138: Trevon Johnson, U, dec Adam Koosman 6-4

145: Adam Zosel, B, pin Selvin Hernandez 2:36

152: Brady Ascheman, B, pin Eli Lowry 0:27

160: Wyatt McGee, B, dec Layton Wittnebel 3-1

170: Jared Knutson, B, pin Quintin Garcia 2:38

182: Keaton Haas, U, dec Dylan Stewart 8-6

195: Thomas Dineen, B, pin Stone Irvine 5:47

220: Quintin Lehmann, U, pin Alden Sylte 2:21

285: Tanner Johnson, U, pin Carlos Gonsor 0:25

Willmar's Sydney Olson dumps the puck in the offensive zone during Friday's non-conference game against Marshall at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / Tribune
Willmar's Sydney Olson dumps the puck in the offensive zone during Friday's non-conference game against Marshall at the Willmar Civic Center. Joe Brown / Tribune

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