The Stars were fired up before the game after practicing for three straight days and working hard. It also really helped to have the Paynesville Area High School Pep Band there, too.
In the first period, the Stars started out a little slow but eventually began to pick up the pace. With some girls at new positions, the Stars were trying to get used to the changes. Both teams were fighting for the puck, but the Stars were unlucky in some of their passes and attempts to get to the net. There was no scoring in the first period.
Coach Tom Petroski commented in the locker room after that period, "We can easily skate with Grand Rapids, and we need to put more effort into the game."
The second period started out the same for the Stars, but Grand Rapids fought for every puck, and the Stars still lagged. Until Melissa Jungels for the Stars made a great breakaway and scored a goal. This was a little motivation for the Stars to play stronger.
Because the Stars were only ahead by one, they knew that Grand Rapids could score at any time to make it a tie game and at a time of 3:19 of the third period that is what they did. Since it was the third period, the Stars had to score a goal to win the game. They couldn't do it in regulation time, and the Stars and Grand Rapids headed into overtime.
With a short break, the Stars went out on the ice again with eight minutes of sudden death overtime (the first team to score wins). At 4:39, center Kari Turkowski scored an unassisted goal to win the game for the Stars. The Stars chalked another win up on the board and are looking forward to their next week of matchups.
|Grand Rapids--||0||0||1||0||- 1|
|River Lakes--||0||1||0||1||- 2|
First Period: none;
Second Period: RL-Melissa Jungels (Anne Bohlman);
Third Period: GR-Lisa Medred (unassisted);
Overtime: Kari Turkowski (unassisted).
Shots on goal: Grand Rapids, 46; River Lakes, 21.
Saves: RL-Shari Vogt, 45.
Penalties: Grand Rapids, two for 4 minutes; River Lakes, two for 4 minutes.
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