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Paynesville Press - December 1, 2004

Stars swept at Duluth East tourney

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team was swept in two games at the Duluth East tourney over the weekend, losing 3-2 to Duluth East on Friday and 5-3 to Cambridge-Isanti on Saturday.

Duluth East scored three goals in the second period and held on to win 3-2 on Friday night. After a scoreless first period, Duluth East scored two goals in the first six minutes of the second period.

Junior Marie Omann (3) - shown shooting in the Stars' season opener - scored three goals in two games for River Lakes at the Duluth East tourney over the weekend.

Junior Marie Omann scored a power-play goal for the Stars midway through the second period, cutting Duluth East's lead to 2-1. But the Greyhounds scored another goal with four minutes to play in the period.

Omann scored another power-play goal for the Stars midway through the third period, but the Stars could not get a tying score.

Against Cambridge-Isanti, the Stars built a 2-1 lead, thanks to a first-period goal by Omann and a second-period goal by junior Amber Schulzetenberge. But Cambridge-Isanti scored three straight goals over the last half of the second period to take a 4-2 lead. The Blue Jackets got their last goal in this flurry with 13 seconds to go in the period on the power play.

The Stars got their third goal three minutes into the third period, when sophomore Ellyn Kinzer scored for River Lakes. Trailing 4-3, though, the Stars were unable to notch a tying score. Cambridge-Isanti got an empty-net goal with 40 seconds to play to make the final score 5-3.

This week, the Stars will host Litchfield at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville on Thursday. Next week, the Stars (2-6) will play at St. Cloud Apollo on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

River Lakes--0 1 1 - 2
Duluth East--0 3 0 - 3

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: DE-Maddie Baker (Ashley Bidgsall, Lindsey Moschet, 14:08; DE-Mary Sertich (Moschet), 10:40; RL-Marie Omann (Kenzie Novak), 9:41 (pp); DE-Birsdall, 3:52;
Third Period: RL-Omann (Novak), 8:51 (pp).

River Lakes--1 1 1 - 3
Cambridge-Isanti--1 3 1 - 5

Scoring Summary
First Period: C/I-Emily Ludowese, 6:12; RL-Marie Omann (Allie Stalboerger), 1:09;
Second Period: RL-Amber Schulzetenberge, 11:57 (pp); C/I-Amber Oslund (Becky Washleski), 8:33; C/I-Bridget Katz, 7:00 (pp); C/I-Alyssa Jackson (Washleski), 0:13 (pp);
Third Period: RL-Ellyn Kinzer (Blythe Sjoberg), 13:25; C/I-Katz, 0:39 (en).

St. Cloud Tech 7, Stars 4
St. Cloud Tech broke a 4-4 tie with three third-period goals and beat the Stars 7-4 on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the River Lakes Arena in Richmond.

The Stars had held a two-goal lead in the second period. After a 1-1 opening period, junior Amber Schulzetenberge scored twice within a minute early in the second period.

After her second goal, St. Cloud Tech answered with a goal 20 seconds later, but junior Allie Stalboerger scored 21 seconds later to give the Stars a 4-2 lead. Her goal capped a one-minute span that featured three goals.

But Tech scored twice in the last seven minutes of the second period, scored the go-ahead goal a minute into the final period, and then added two goals in a 30-second span in the middle of the third period.

Senior Janile Lewis gave the Stars a 1-0 lead with a goal 30 seconds into the game, but Tech tied the score at 1-1 with a goal with 20 seconds left in the first period.

St. Cloud Tech--1 3 3 - 7
River Lakes--1 3 0 - 4

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Janile Lewis (Blythe Sjoberg), 16:34; SCT-Annie Green (Katelyn Dold), 0:20;
Second Period: RL-Amber Schulzetenberge (Marie Omann), 13:45; RL-Schulzetenberge (Allie Stalboerger, Kenzie Novak), 12:49; SCT-Leslie Engdahl (Andrea Herold), 12:29; RL-Stalboerger (Sjoberg, Lewis), 12:08; SCT-Whitney Pearson (Cally O'Hara, Dold), 7:10; SCT-Herold (Jessica Meyer), 2:55;
Third Period: SCT-Pearson, 15:57; SCT-Herold, 8:33 (pp); SCT-Herold (O'Hara), 7:57.

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