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Paynesville Press - December 7, 2005

Stars win twice, even season record

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars scored 16 seconds into the first period and notched four goals in that period to beat Willmar 7-0 on Thursday and even their season record at 5-5-1.

Senior Allie Stalboerger scored a hat trick for the Stars, including their first goal 16 seconds into the game and two goals in the first period. She completed her hat trick with another goal a half minute into the second period.

kenzie After the Stars took a 1-0 lead, they quickly added another goal a minute later with senior Marie Omann finding the net. Ten minutes later, sophomore Kenzie Novak scored a power-play goal for a 3-0 lead. Stalboerger scored her second goal with two minutes left in the first period and her third right away in the second period.

Sophomore Kenzie Novak (8) and eighth grader Jenn Paul (5) celebrate a goal with their River Lakes teammates. Novak had four points and Paul had three in the Stars' 7-0 victory over Willmar on Thursday.

Senior Amber Schulzetenberge also scored in the second period, and Novak scored again in the third period to make the final 7-0.

Junior goalie Kacey Nyberg stopped 16 shots to record a shutout. The Stars outshot Willmar 34-16.

Novak (two goals and two assists) led the Stars with four points. Stalboerger (three goals) and eighth grader Jenn Paul (three assists) had three points. Omann (a goal and an assist), Schulzetenberge (a goal and an assist), and sophomore Abbie Rhoda (two assists) had two points.

The Stars are now 3-1-1 in the Central Lakes Conference.

This week, the Stars played at Princeton on Tuesday. They will host Sartell/Sauk Rapids on Thursday in Richmond, and next week they will play at Fergus Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

River Lakes--4 2 1 - 7
Willmar--0 0 0 - 0

Scoring Summary
First Period: RL-Allie Stalboerger (Abbie Rhoda, Jenn Paul), 16:44; RL-Marie Omann (Kenzie Novak), 15:47; RL-Novak (Omann, Amber Schulzetenberge), 5:59 (pp); RL-Stalboerger (Rhoda, Paul), 1:57;

Second Period: RL-Stalboerger (Paul, Novak), 16:31 (pp); RL-Schulzetenberge, 1:26;

Third Period: RL-Novak (Alyssa Kemper, Emma Schott), 9:00.

Stars 6, Icebreakers 2
The Stars rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit by outscoring the Icebreakers (a combined St. Cloud team from Apollo and Cathedral) 6-0 over the final two periods.

The Icebreakers took a 2-0 lead, but the Stars tied the game in the first couple minutes of the second period. Senior forward Allie Stalboerger scored 75 seconds into the second period, and sophomore forward Abbie Rhoda scored a minute later to tie the game at 2-2. Both goals were assisted by eighth grader Jenn Paul of Paynesville.

Sophomore defense Kenzie Novak scored midway through the second period to give the Stars a 3-2 lead.

Senior defense Marie Omann, Novak, and junior forward Tori Aretz scored in the third period for the Stars. Omann (one goal, two assists) and Novak (two goals, one assist) had three points over the final half of the game as the Stars turned a 2-2 tie into a 6-2 win.

SC Icebreakers--2 0 0 - 2
River Lakes--0 3 3 - 6

Scoring Summary
First Period: SCI-Anna Hall (Rissa Carpenter), 15:58; SCI-Carpenter (Kelsey Lucia, Hall), 6:49;

Second Period: RL-Allie Stalboerger (Abbie Rhoda, Jenn Paul), 16:43; RL-Rhoda (Paul, Gina Athmann), 15:40; RL-Kenzie Novak (Marie Omann), 7:59;

Third Period: RL-Omann (Novak, Amber Schulzetenberge), 11:47 (pp); RL-Novak (Omann), 9:46; RL-Tori Aretz (Schulzetenberge, Shannon Smith), 3:41.

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