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|Paynesville Press - January 29, 2003|
Stars fall to Willmar, in overtime to Sartell
The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team had a pretty rough week, losing two games. The Stars lost to the Willmar Cardinals 5-0 on Tuesday, Jan. 21, and lost 3-2 in overtime to Sartell in Richmond on Thursday, Jan. 23.|
Junior Trisha Wendlandt was the goaltender for River Lakes against Willmar and made 37 saves.
For the Cardinals, Kelly Sykora scored two goals - one in the first period assisted by her sister Megan Sykora and the other in the second to give Willmar a 2-0 lead.
Also, Megan Dubal added a goal and an assist for the Cardinals.
Against Sartell, the Sabres turned the tables on the Stars. River Lakes had beaten Sartell 3-2 in overtime in December.
The same scenario, with a reversed outcome, happened on Thursday. With the game tied 2-2, Sartell's Britney Beck scored a shorthanded goal midway through the eight-minute overtime period. Beck scored two goals for Sartell, including the game winner.
For River Lakes, ninth grader Amber Schultzenberg scored a goal and had an assist. Junior Marena Lewis scored the other goal.
"We showed improvment since the first time we played them. They just had a few lucky puck bounces," said head coach Kirby St. John. "If we would have been lucky, too, the game would have been very different."
The Stars, now 7-12-1 for the season, outshot Sartell 42-17.
This week, the Stars played at Benson on Tuesday night. They will play at Alexandria on Thursday in their last regular season game.
Willmar 5, River Lakes 0
Sartell 3, River Lakes 2
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