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PREP GIRLS' HOCKEY ROUNDUP: WHS falls to Morris/Benson 9-2 despite strong third period

MORRIS -- Saturday's game for the Worthington girls' hockey team against Morris/Benson was a game of adjustments.

After the Trojans figured out how the stop their opponent after falling behind 3-0 in the first period, the Storm came out with a different look in a game-changing second period, adding five goals to their tally.

A pair of Betsy Thompson goals highlighted a successful third period for WHS, but the game ended in a 9-2 win for M/B.

"Obviously, giving up five was more than we would have liked to give up in the second period, but in the third period we won that period 2-1," WHS head coach Ken Karwoski said. "The girls didn't quit, they played hard all the way through. There was a lot of opportunities where they could have said, 'Oh, we're out of this game,' but they continued to push, and they played hard, and I was very happy with the way they played.

"Our girls just continued to adjust and played hard all the way through, so I was pretty proud of them."

The Trojans held the Storm to single-figure shot totals in each period except the second period, where they gave up 23 shots.

Lexi Standafer had an assist on Thompson's first goal, and both Standafer and Allison Kremer had assists on Thompson's second goal.

Worthington will take on another tough opponent on Tuesday, when the team will play Marshall at home.

WHS 0 0 2 -- 2

M/B 3 5 1 -- 9

St. Peter 2, Luverne 1

ST. PETER -- The Luverne girls' hockey team was within reach of a big win over St. Peter on Saturday.

Alizabeth Goldie scored on a Lauren Christensen assist with 11:30 left in the second period to put the Cardinals ahead 1-0, but the Bulldogs leveled the score after a power-play goal with 19 seconds left in the period.

St. Peter then scored with 10 minutes left in the third, but LHS was unable to score an equalizer, leaving the Bulldogs with a 2-1 victory.

"It was a great game, just kind of a heartbreaker to lose," LHS coach Dave Siebenahler said.

Luverne outshot St. Peter 20-15, with Autumn Wenzel saving 13 in net for the Cardinals.

LHS also had a goal that was disallowed, since the referees didn't have enough evidence that the puck crossed the line.

The Cardinals are scheduled to play at Fairmont on Tuesday.

LHS 0 1 0 -- 1

St. Peter 0 1 1 -- 2