River Lakes shut out in losses

This article submitted by Jennifer Habben on 12/20/00.

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team fell 5-0 to Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at the Koronis Civic Arena.

The Dragons scored twice in the first period and twice in the second.

Freshman goalie Trisha Wendlandt was taken out of the game due to an injury. She had eleven saves in the first two periods.

Back-up goalie Crystal Songetay was absent due to illness, so forward Emily Moshkau strapped on the pads and played goalie for the third period.

Moshkau made 12 saves and only let in one goal.

Speedy Alison Slinden from LDC had a hat trick of unassisted goals and an assist.

The Stars had 13 shots on goal, whereas LDC had 24.

The River Lakes had some close opportunities with great passing and positioning but were unable to get the puck in the net.

The Stars were given many power play advantages but could not keep control of the puck long enough to make a scoring play.

LDC had six penalties called on them and the Stars had three.

The Stars played Brainerd at Richmond yesterday. They will travel to Benson tomorrow for a game at 7 p.m.

The Stars will play in the Blaine Tourney next week. On Tuesday, Dec. 26, they will play the St. Paul Stars at 8:15 p.m. at the Super Rink at the National Sports Center.

LDC--2 2 1 - 5
River Lakes--0 0 0 - 0

First Period: Goals (assists): LCD- Sara Nicmela (Alison Slinden); Slinden (unassisted).
Second Period: Goals: LDC-Slinden (unassisted); Holly Hansen (unassisted).
Third Period: Goals: LDC-Slinden (unassisted).

St. Cloud Tech 6
River Lakes 0
The Stars played St. Cloud Tech close for a period and a half at the MAC Arena on Thursday, Dec. 14.

Tech led by one midway through the second period. The Stars played their hearts, skated their hardest and never gave up, but were unable to score despite many close calls and ended up losing 6-0.

Moskau again played goalie and had a great game. With 42 shots on net, she made 36 saves.

St. Cloud Tech only scored once in the first period and the Stars stopped them from scoring again until the last four minutes of the second period.

But Tech scored three times in those four minutes. Forward Brittney Butt-weiler scored two goals and had one assist for St. Cloud Tech.

Stars coach Tom Petroski said, "We played solid defensive hockey for a period and a half and kept the game close. After a couple of good scoring chances, we gave up two quick goals in the middle of the second period and were never able to fully recover."

Tech scored two more times in the third period with one one goal being on a power play advantage.

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

First Period: Goals (assists): SCT-Brittney Buttweiler (Amy Winter).
Second Period: Goals: SCT- Buttweiler (unassisted); SCT-Kelly Pearson (Britt Pennington, Liz Scherer); SCT-Winter (Ana Langsgoen, Heidi Bemboom).
Third Period: Goals: SCT-Kenzie Norgart (Kati Cowardin, Winter); SCT-Scherer (Andrea Herold).

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