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Paynesville Press - November 24, 2004

Stars beat Alex for second hockey victory

By Michael Jacobson

The Stars got their second victory of the season - and their first in the Central Lakes Conference - with a 5-2 road win at Alexandria on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Ninth grader Greta Omann scored with a minute to play in the first period, giving the Stars a 2-1 lead. Then the Stars scored two unanswered goals in the second period, extending their lead to 4-1.

girls hockey Junior Allie Stalboerger scored a power play goal early in the second period, and junior Amber Schulzet-enberge scored with five minutes to play in the second period.

Seventh grader Jenn Paul had a hand in all three Stars' goals in their 4-3 loss to Brainerd last week, netting a goal and two assists.

The Stars allowed a short-handed goal 30 seconds into the third period, but seventh grader Jenn Paul scored with five minutes to play to give the Stars a three-goal lead again.

Junior Marie Omann scored the Stars' first goal three minutes into the first period.

The Stars were outshot by Alex 26 to 22, but sophomore Kacy Nyberg made 24 saves for the Stars, compared to only 17 for Alex, keying the 5-2 win.

The Stars hosted St. Cloud Tech in a conference game on Tuesday in Richmond. They will travel to Duluth to play in a tournament at Duluth East this weekend. The Stars will play Duluth East at 6 p.m. on Friday night. On Saturday, they will play either Bloomington Kennedy or Cambridge, with the time determined by whether the Stars win or lose on Friday.

River Lakes--2 2 1 - 5
Alexandria--1 0 1 - 2

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Marie Omann, 13:33; A-Abby Williams, 2:08; RL-Greta Omann (Amber Schulzetenberge), 1:03;
Second Period: RL-Allie Stalboerger (Kenzie Novak, Marie Omann), 13:33 (pp); RL-Schulzetenberge, 5:16;
Third Period: A-Williams (Katheryn Delzappo), 16:27 (sh); RL-Jenn Paul (Abbie Rhoda), 14:45.

Brainerd 4, River Lakes 3
The Stars suffered their second loss of the season at Brainerd on Thursday, dropping their overall record to 2-2 and their conference record to 1-1.

Brainerd scored the first two goals of the game: one five minutes into the first period and the other with four and a half minutes left in the first period. The two teams traded goals after that, with the Stars scoring to cut the deficit to one but Brainerd responding to regain a two-goal lead.

The Stars scored all three of their goals on the power play. Paul got the Stars' first goal with three and a half minutes to play in the first period.

Ninth grader Jessica Chance scored for the Stars five minutes into the second period, answering a Brainerd goal, and the two teams skated for the rest of the period with Brainerd leading 3-2.

Brainerd scored again a minute into the third period and held a 4-2 lead for most of the final period, until ninth grader Kenzie Novak scored for the Stars with just under five minutes to play.

Paul recorded three points for the Stars, having hand in all three goals with a goal and two assists. Schulzetenberge also had two assists for the Stars.

River Lakes--1 1 1 - 3
Brainerd--2 1 1 - 4

Scoring Summary
First Period: B-Melissa Hanson (Alyssa Wiebusch, Aani Rangen), 12:19; B-Hilary Smith (Hanson), 4:37; RL-Jenn Paul (Amber Schulzetenberge, Allie Stalboerger), 3:26 (pp);
Second Period: B-Chelsey Smith (Kim Groen, Hanson), 15:29; RL-Jessica Chance (Schulzetenberge, Paul), 12:24 (pp);
Third Period: B-Chelsey Smith (Groen, Hanson), 14:29; RL-Kenzie Novak (Schulzetenberge, Paul), 4:38 (pp).

Wright County 10, Stars 3
The Stars lost 10-3 to a strong team from Wright County at the Koronis Civic Arena on Saturday, Nov. 20. This loss dropped the Stars' season record to 2-3. No other stats were available at press time.

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