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Prep hockey: Trojan girls win last regular season game; boys take it into OT

GIRLS HOCKEY Worthington 5, M/BA 1 BENSON -- Three first-period goals were more than enough for Worthington in a victory over Morris/Benson Area in the team's final regular-season game on Saturday. "I think the girls skated really well," WHS head...

GIRLS HOCKEY

Worthington 5, M/BA 1

BENSON -- Three first-period goals were more than enough for Worthington in a victory over Morris/Benson Area in the team’s final regular-season game on Saturday.

“I think the girls skated really well,” WHS head coach Chad Nickel said. “We kept pressure on in the first period to get up 3-0. We kept the momentum going through the rest of the game.”

Kessy Aljets started the scoring for Worthington as Hannah Barrie and McKenna Nickel had assists. Delayne Kuhl gave the Trojans a 2-0 lead with a power play goal as Kory Nickel and Ashton Fogelman had assists. Fogelman pushed the advantage to 3-0 with a goal. Maddie Schmidt had the assist.

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“It was nice to see the girls push themselves to get to that point to get that lead out in front and get that cushion,” Chad Nickel said.

Barrie scored the game’s lone goal in the second as WHS entered the final period with a 4-0 lead.

Kortney Sanasack scored early in the third for the Storm, but Fogelman scored her second goal of the game to give WHS a 5-1 victory. It was their seventh win of the season.

“It’s a big change from having a three-and-a-half year dry spell,” Chad Nickel said. “I can tell you this, it’s the girls that put it together on the ice.”

The Trojans outshot the Storm 34-23 on the game with WHS goalie Bailey Kruse stopping 22 shots.

WHS will begin section tournament play on Thursday.

Worthington 3 1 1 -- 5

Morris/Benson Area 0 0 1 -- 1

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Minnehaha United 2, Windom Area 1

Windom Area’s Molly Boyum scored an even-strength goal in the second period to tie Minnehaha Academy at 1-1, but Hannah Schommer’s goal later in the second period held up to give the home team a 2-1 win over the Eagles.

Luci Selander scored United’s other goal.

Minnehaha United out-shot Windom Area 42-15 for the game.

Windom Area 0 1 0 -- 1

Minnehaha Academy 1 1 0 -- 2

 

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BOYS HOCKEY

Morris-Benson 7, Worthington 6 (OT)

BENSON -- Morris-Benson had to go overtime to edge a determined Worthington outfit on Saturday. It was Jack Riley who scored the winning goal halfway through the OT period.

Junior forward Ryan Newman scored two goals for Worthington. Tommy Bauman, Eric Heidebrink and Colby Nickel each scored one goal.

Bauman, Lance Hibma and Krew Aljets each had a pair of assists. Kipton Jenson, Loddy Thepmontry, Newlan and Zach Ahrenstorff had one assist each.

“We played a good game,” said Trojans head coach Paul Olsen. “We had a few lapses here and there, but we just fought back.”

Morris-Benson put 44 shots on goal. Worthington had 31 shots.

Worthington 2 3 1 0 -- 6

Morris-Benson 1 4 1 1 -- 7

 

Dodge County 4, Windom Area 2

KASSON -- Windom Area took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission, but Dodge County scored four goals in the final two periods for the win.

Ethan Becker scored the game’s first goal 4:30 into the first period and Vincent Vongsy added a goal six minutes later with an assist from Mikal Anderson as the Eagles led 2-0.

However, Dodge County scored three times in the second and once in the third.

Windom Area 2 0 0 -- 2

Dodge County 0 3 1 -- 4

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