Before the Stars played Apollo on Tuesday, Nov. 23, they knew tough competition was ahead of them. Apollo had an advantage because the Stars' former coach is now the assistant coach for Apollo.
The first period was a little slow for both the teams, but Emily Moschkau scored one for the Stars, assisted by Jenny Habben.
With 23 seconds left in the second period, Apollo managed to score. "That goal was a killer," said Stars coach Tom Petrowski.
After pulling even with the Stars, Apollo scored their last goal in the third period to win the game by a final score of 2-1. "Apollo is a really good skating team and really put pressure on us to win the game," said Petrowski.
Shari Vogt made 45 saves in the Stars' net as Apollo outshot the Stars 47-12.
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Goals (assists): RL- Emily Moschkau (Jenny Habben); Penalties: none;
Goals: A- Jessica Wolke (Steph Boeckmann, Lindsey Haugen); Penalties: none;
Goals: A- Boeckmann (unassisted); Penalties: Kari Turkowski (checking);
Shots on goal: Apollo- 47; Stars- 12;
Saves: A- Anne Haskamp, 11; RL- Shari Vogt, 45.
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After the Stars practiced hard on what needed improving and rearranging their lines, they were ready for Alexandria on Saturday. The Stars really wanted and needed to defeat Alexandria.
With the new lines, the Stars got a goal right away in the first period from Melissa Jungels, which was assisted by Courtney Karsch. This really was a jump start for the Stars, and Jungels scored another to put the Stars ahead 2-0.
Mary Beth Johannes, for the Stars, received a hooking penalty in the first period to put the Stars on the penalty kill, which they handled well.
The second period was less pressurized, and the Stars were on offense most of the time and had a lot of shots on goal. Kari Turkowski scored an unassisted goal. She skated around the whole net and popped it in. Marya Losinski, a newcomer to the forward line, scored her first goal of the season as well to pull the Stars to a 4-0 lead.
Shari Vogt, the Stars' goalie, didn't have many shots taken on her, but she did a great job controlling them and helping out her team.
Because of the lead, all of the lines got a chance to play. Although there was no scoring, all the players did a great job to add another victory. "We had good offensive output with four goals early in the game. We also got all the players more experience," said Petrowski.
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Goals (assists): RL- Melissa Jungels (Courtney Karsch); RL- Melissa Jungels; Penalties: RL-Mary Beth Johannes (hooking);
Goals: RL- Kari Turkowski (unassisted); RL- Marya Losinski (unassisted); Penalties: Karsch (holding);
Goals: none; Penalties: Johannes (high sticking);
Shots on goal: Stars- 35; Alex- 10;
Saves: RL- Shari Vogt, 10.
The Stars played Benson yesterday at the Paynesville Civic Arena and they play tomorrow at Willmar. Next Tuesday, Dec. 7, they host St. Cloud Tech in Richmond.
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