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Paynesville Press - December 22, 2004

River Lakes Stars beat Willmar 4-1

By Michael Jacobson

The River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team defeated Willmar 4-1 on Saturday at the Koronis Civic Arena in Paynesville. This game had been rescheduled from earlier in December.

The Stars (4-9) scored two goals in the second period and two more in the third period, while allowing only a single second-period score.

girls hockey Ninth grader Kenzie Novak scored the Stars' first goal with six minutes to play in the second period, but Willmar tied the game 1-1 just over a minute later. Ninth grader Abbie Rhoda scored with just over a minute left in the second period to give the Stars the lead again 2-1.

Ninth grader Kenzie Novak had a goal and two assists as the River Lakes Stars beat Willmar 4-1 Saturday.

Seventh grader Jenn Paul scored a power-play goal early in the third period, and junior Allie Stalboerger scored midway through the final period to make the final 4-1.

Novak led the Stars with three points (a goal and two assists). Paul and Rhoda each added a goal and an assist, and senior Janile Lewis had two assists.

Sophomore Kacey Nyberg stopped 30 shots in net for the Stars, who outshot Willmar 34-31.

This week, the Stars played Alex on Tuesday in Paynesville. They do not play again until January.

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

Scoring Summary
First Period: No scoring;
Second Period: RL-Kenzie Novak (Janile Lewis), 6:02; W-Alyssa Dahl, 4:52; RL-Abbie Rhoda (Amber Schul-zetenberge, Jenn Paul), 1:16;
Third Period: RL-Paul (Rhoda, Novak), 12:15 (pp); RL-Allie Stalboerger (Lewis, Novak), 5:07.

Sartell/SR 4, River Lakes 3
Sartell/Sauk Rapids scored an empty-net goal with 30 seconds to play to seal a victory over the River Lakes Stars girls' hockey team on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The visiting Stars scored a goal with 20 seconds to go to make the final 4-3.

Sartell/Sauk Rapids got two goals in the first period to take a 2-0 lead.

Junior Amber Schulzetenberge scored a power-play goal 90 seconds into the second period for the Stars to cut the lead to 2-1. After Sartell/ Sauk Rapids scored again, seventh grader Jenn Paul scored an even-strength goal with just under ten minutes to play in the second period to bring the Stars within one again, at 3-2.

The two teams played scoreless hockey for the next 25 minutes, with Sartell/Sauk Rapids finally scoring an empty-net goal with 30 seconds to play. Junior Allie Stalboerger scored for the Stars ten seconds later, making the final 4-3.

The Stars actually outshot Sartell/Sauk Rapids 32-19.

River Lakes--0 2 1 - 3
Sartell/SR--2 1 1 - 4

Scoring Summary
First Period: S/SR-Kelly Meierhofer, 11:12; S/SR-Meierhofer (Rachel Stoebe), 5:22;
Second Period: RL-Amber Schulzeten-berge (Marie Omann, Janile Lewis), 15:21 (pp); S/SR-Magan Wurdelman, 13:46; RL-Jenn Paul (Blythe Sjoberg, Abbie Rhoda), 9:22;
Third Period: S/SR-Kayle Hendrickson (Stoebe), 0:33 (en); RL-Allie Stalboerger (Paul, Schulzetenberge), 0:22.

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