Girls' hockey team winning streat comes to an endThe Mariners girls’ hockey team’s five-game winning streak came to an end with two losses at home.
By: Steve Gow, Lake County News Chronicle
The Mariners girls’ hockey team’s five-game winning streak came to an end with two losses at home.
They fell 6-3 to AA Duluth last Tuesday and 3-2 to Chisago Lakes Saturday, who is the No. 7 ranked team in the state in Class A.
Duluth raced out to a 4-0 lead after one period and never looked back as they outshot the Mariners 11-3 in the period. After they made it 5-0 in period two, Taylor Guzzo put the Mariners on the scoreboard with an assist from Anna Carman. The Mariners got two more goals late in the final period after Duluth switched goaltenders.
Rachel Dilley and Carman concluded the scoring for the Mariners. Taylor Armstrong, Heather Bauer, Nikki Logergren, Claudia Gagnon, Taylor Udenberg, and Rosie Nelson did the scoring for the Northern Stars. Cassie Swanson finished with 32 stops in the Mariner nets with Megan Hansen stopping 19 Mariner shots and Ashley Boone two.
The game versus the Chisago Lakes Wildcats was a high tempo affair from start to finish. The Mariners outshot the Wildcats 10-5 in an opening period that ended up scoreless. Late in period two, the Wildcats struck paydirt with two goals from Allison Borgstrom and Megan Lushanko to take a 2-0 lead into the final period. The Mariners came out and cut the deficit to one early in the final period on a Marina Carter goal set up by Guzzo. Carter tied the game at two with 2:17 left to play with assists from Guzzo and Rachel Dilley. A brief let down led to Wildcat goal from Borgstrom nine seconds later that proved to be the game winner.
The Wildcats outshot the Mariners 11-4 in the final period with half of the Mariner shots going in the net.
Swanson finished with 24 stops in the Mariner nets compared to 25 saves for Jamie Dobosenski in the Wildcat nets.
The Mariner girls faced Moose Lake/Willow River last night. Results were not available at press time. The team plays at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Hayward, and at 7:30 p.m. at home against Cloquet.