Third-period goal sweeps Stars

This article submitted by Jennifer Habben on 1/03/00.

The River Lakes girls' hockey team was overpowered by the skillful St. Paul Stars in a 7-1 loss in the first round of the Blaine Tournament.

St. Paul scored four quick goals to take command in the first period on Tuesday, Dec. 26.

Sarah Bramen scored two goals and had one assist for St. Paul.

The River Lakes Stars had a difficult time getting shots on net due to St. Paul's defensive coverage and skating ability.

St. Paul had 19 shots on net and limited the River Lakes to two during the first fifteen minutes of the game.

Thirty-three seconds into the second period, Marya Losinski skated around three St. Paul players and scored River Lakes' only goal to make the score 4-1.

Two of River Lakes defensive players were injured in the second period, so the team had to focus on defensive coverage to stop St. Paul from taking advantage of River Lakes' losses.

River Lakes managed to keep St. Paul to one goal in the second period.

River Lakes gained a power play advantage but were unable to create a scoring opportunity.

The St. Paul Stars scored two more times in the third period.

The River Lakes were outshot by the speedy St. Paul team 51-4.

Freshman goalie, Trisha Wendlandt had a great game with 37 saves. Wendlandt left the game halfway through the third period, and her replacement, Crystal Songetay, stopped all seven shots she faced.

The River Lakes Stars' last game in the Blaine tournament - on Thursday, Dec. 28 - was cancelled due to the weather.

The River Lakes Stars play at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle on Friday night at 7 p.m.

River Lakes--0 1 0 - 1
St. Paul--4 1 2 - 7

First Period: Goals (assists): STP- Sarah Braman (Emily Babcock); STP- Britta Handen (Bramen); STP- Maria Laine (Maggie O'Rourke); STP- Braman (Amy Colaizy, Asha Shoffner).
Second Period: Goals: RL-Marya Losinski (unassisted); STP-Handen (Mandy Colaizy, Laine).
Third Period: Goals: STP-Shoffner (M. Colaizy, A. Colaizy); STP- M. Colaizy (Laine).

International Falls 2
River Lakes 1
International Falls scored the game-winning goal in the third period to beat the Stars 2-1 in the second round of the Blaine tournament.

International Falls came out fast in the first period by scoring a goal.

The Stars answered back with Emily Moschkau's wrist shot, which hit the pipe and went into the net to tie the score.

Neither the Stars nor International Falls were able to score in the second period.

International Falls scored the winner four minutes into the third period.

The River Lakes Stars were greatly upset but knew they had ample time to get another goal and tie the game again.

Even with many opportunities and power play advantages, the Stars were unable to put the puck in the net.

Wendlandt had 16 saves in this game.

The Stars were proud that they outshot International Falls every period, with a final advantage of 23-17.

Moschkau, a freshman forward, said, "Despite our losing streak this season and tournament, I really like spending time with my teammates."

River Lakes--1 0 1 - 2
International Falls--1 0 0 - 1

First Period: Goals (assists): IF-Brandi Morin (unassisted); RL-Emily Moschkau (unassisted).
Second Period: Goals: no scoring.
Third Period: Goals: IF-Jennifer Fletcher (Rachel Daughtery, Chrissy Woolsey).

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