PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Trojans defeated despite goals from Honius, JohnsonMankato East/Loyola posts non-conference win over Worthington
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
MANKATO — Kody Honius and Andrew Johnson scored third-period goals as Worthington lost a 5-2 non-conference decision against Mankato East/Loyola at All Seasons Arena on Saturday.
The Cougars built a 2-0 lead behind Neil Nienaber, who scored a power-play goal in the first period and added another goal in the second period.
Brad Johnson and Grayson Gavin respectively had assists on Nienaber’s tallies.
Honius trimmed the Trojans’ deficit to 2-1 just 22 seconds into the third period. He scored a goal that was assisted by Alex Kremer and Johnson with 16:38 left.
But Gavin provided his se-cond assist, this time on a Judd Schulz goal that gave Mankato East/Loyola a 3-1 edge as 14:53 remained.
Worthington rallied to make it 3-2 behind a power-play goal from Johnson, who was set up by Kremer and Jacob Molden with 12:15 left.
Brandon Treinen secured the win for the Cougars with two unanswered goals, the first one coming with 10:53 remaining and the second, a shorthanded tally, being scored with 2:12 left.
Mankato East/Loyola used a 17-6 advantage in first period shots to gain an overall 40-32 edge. Worthington won the final two periods in shots, 26-23.
Both teams were 1 of 5 in power-play chances, while the Cougars (4-6-0 overall) led 15-12 in penalties in minutes.
Aaron Kroeber was the winning goaltender, making 30 saves on 32 shots. Rylan Scholtes was charged with the loss after stopping 35 shots on 40 attempts.
The Trojans, who are 1-7-0 this season, return to action Jan. 5 at Morris/Benson Area.
Adrian 71, Red Rock Central 56
TRACY — Adrian captured third place with a win against Red Rock Central on Saturday at the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton Holiday Tournament.
The Dragons, who lead the Red Red Conference with a 4-0 league mark, improved to 7-2 overall. The Falcons are 0-8 overall and 0-4 in the RRC.
Adrian led 44-32 at halftime before outscoring Red Rock Central 27-24 during the final 18 minutes.
Courtney Vaske topped all scorers with 22 points for the Dragons. She added eight rebounds. Brooke Wenzel chipped in 13 points, while Elizabeth Thiel contributed 10 points.
Brooke Rasmussen led the Falcons with 21 points.
Both teams are idle through the rest of 2012.
An effort to find information on the championship game between Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Wabasso was unsuccessful.
Southwest Christian 69, Unity Christian 61
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — Southwest Christian won a non-conference game against Unity Christian on Saturday.
The contest was played at Dordt College.
No other information was provided by press time.