Stars shut out Little Falls for first victory

This article submitted by Jenny Habben on 1/31/01.

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team won their first game of the season by shutting out Little Falls 1-0 on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Early in the first period, Angie Schramel scored her first varsity goal with an assist from Jenny Habben. Habben passed the puck to Schramel in front of the net, and Schramel put it into the open net with a backhand shot.

The Stars outshot Little Falls 8-2 in the first period and 30-8 for the game.

Co-captain, Anne Bohlman said, "Everyone on the team has improved immensely since the beginning of the season. Despite our record this season, I feel that everyone is having fun and lifelong friendships are taking place."

Despite not scoring, the Stars had their strongest play in the second period.

Assistant coach, Jim Caron said, "The second period was the best period of the year. The girls were back checking and forechecking harder than ever."

The Stars had 15 shots on goal in the second period and yielded only one.

Little Falls started to pick up their game in the third period, but Trisha Wendlandt turned away all four shots to complete the shutout victory.

With the Stars controlling the puck and the play, Wendlandt faced fewer shots than usual in a game. She made eight saves in the game.

Little Falls even pulled their goalie with 90 seconds to go, but couldn't score. This gave the Stars the opportunity to increase their lead if they could make it down the ice to shoot on the open net. The Stars had many close calls - one of which hit the

pipe - but were unable to get the puck in the net. The Stars played Sartell/Sauk Rapids on Monday. They will host St. Cloud Tech in Richmond on Thursday, at 7:30 p.m.

The River Lakes girls' hockey team was ranked the ninth seed for the upcoming playoffs. They will be playing the eighth ranked team, Sartell/Sauk Rapids, again on Saturday, Feb. 3. The game will be in Sauk Rapids at 8 p.m.

Little Falls--0 0 0 - 0
River Lakes--1 0 0 - 1

First Period: Goals (assists): RL-Angie Schramel (Jenny Habben).
Second Period: no scoring.
Third Period: no scoring.

Willmar 8
River Lakes 1
The River Lakes faced a dominant Willmar team on Thursday. The Stars were pumped up from their win over Little Falls on Tuesday, but they were unable to come home with a win this time. The Stars lost 8-1.

Willmar came out strong in the first period scoring three goals. They added three goals in the second and two in the third. They outshot the Stars 39-6.

Gretchen Dahl had a hat trick for the Cardinals. Danielle Dahl and Kali Gravgaard each had two goals and an assist. The Stars were put on the power play three times in the game, but the Willmar defense was too much for them.

They did score in the third period. Emily Moschkau scored with an assist from Julia Mehr.

Wendlandt started in goal for River Lakes, and Crystal Songetay played in the third period. The goalies duo combined to make 31 saves on 39 shots.

Willmar--3 3 2 - 8
River Lakes--0 0 1 - 1

First Period: Goals (assists): W-Danielle Dahl (Letica Gesch); W-Gretchen Dahl (Sara Lohrman); W-Kelsey Oschsendorf (Mandi Samuelson).
Second Period: W-D. Dahl (Lohrman, Kibi Nielson); W-G. Dahl (Samuelson, Kali Gravgaard); W-G. Dahl (D. Dahl, Lohrman).
Third Period: W-Gravgaard (Oschsen-dorf); W-Gravgaard (unassisted); RL- Emily Moschkau (Julia Mehr).

Princeton 6
River Lakes 1
The Stars lost 6-1 to Princeton on Saturday. Marya Losinski scored the lone goal for the Stars with an assist from Bohlman.

The Tigers scored a short-handed goal in the first period, and three more times in the second period. Princeton scored two minutes into the second period, but Losinski answered back on a great pass from Bohlman to make the score 2-1.

The River Lakes then were in reaching distance of a win, but they were unable to keep up with the speedy Tigers. Princeton scored two more times in the second period and twice in the third.

Songetay had 21 saves on 25 shots for the first two periods. Wendlandt played in the third period and made ten saves.

The Stars were put on the power play three times during the game, but they had troubles with their positioning and were never really able to get control of the puck.

The River Lakes Stars were badly outshot, 31-8, by the powerful Princeton team.

Princeton--1 3 2 - 6
River Lakes--0 1 0 - 1

First Period: Goals (assists): P-Schwan (unassisted).
Second Period: P-Miron (Olsen); RL-Marya Losinski (Anne Bohlman); P-Miller (Finstrom, Hansen); P-Schwan (unassisted).
Third Period: P-Finstrom (Olsen);P- Miller (Moeser, Goodman).

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