Prep hockey: Worthington falls short on the road
MARSHALL -- Worthington had some offensive success Tuesday, but not enough to avoid being swept by Marshall on the road.The Trojan girls had some chances but couldn't punch it into the back of the net in a 10-0 loss. Afterward, the Worthington bo...
MARSHALL - Worthington had some offensive success Tuesday, but not enough to avoid being swept by Marshall on the road.
The Trojan girls had some chances but couldn’t punch it into the back of the net in a 10-0 loss. Afterward, the Worthington boys fell victim to their lack of depth in a 9-2 Big South Conference loss.
Marshall 10, Worthington 0
MARSHALL - Worthington head coach Eric Milbrath rolled out his new offense against Marshall on Tuesday at Lockwood Motors Arena.
It worked, even if it didn’t show on the scoreboard.
“We definitely had our chances,” Milbrath said. “We had some breakaways and some 2-on-1s; we just couldn’t capitalize.”
Ashley Thompson got loose on a breakaway in the waning seconds of the second period, but the Tiger goalie was able to make a nice save. Kya Nickle, Delayne Kuhl, Taylor Bryngelson and Hanna Barrie all teamed up to put pressure on Marshall, but their first goal of the young season continued to elude them.
“The team as a whole played very well,” Milbrath said. “We showed a lot of hustle.”
The only rough period for the Trojans came at the start of the second period. A flat-footed beginning led to the Tigers increasing the 3-0 advantage they held after one period to 8-0 within the first five minutes of the frame.
After that, Milbrath said his team got things fixed and was on the offensive again.
The Trojans are off until Tuesday when they play host to Fairmont.
WHS 0 0 0 - 0
MHS 3 5 2 - 10
Marshall 9, Worthington 2
Lacking the firepower of their opponents, Worthington fell behind 3-0 after the first period and was unable to put the game in doubt. Marshall out-shot the Trojans 32-8 for the contest, dropping the visitors to 0-3 on the season.
The problem, like it has been in the previous games, was Worthington’s lack of depth.
“They played with their hearts. But it’s what happens when you don’t have two full lines,” said WHS head coach Paul Olsen. “We’re winning respect from everybody, but we’d like to start winning games.”
Clay Stevens scored three goals for Marshall while teammate Dylan Criquet-Danielson had two.
Tony Lopez and Karter Honius scored Worthington’s goals, both which found the net in the second period. Alan Olhausen had an assist.
Worthington 0 2 0 - 2
Marshall 3 4 2 - 9