Girls Hockey: Century flies past rival Mayo
Century drubbed Rochester rival Mayo 8-0 in Big Nine Conference girls hockey Saturday.
But the game wasn't that one-sided, Century coach Dan Maidl said.
"When you look at the shots on goal (23-20), you can see that this game was a lot closer than the score," he said. "Both teams had quality scoring chances and ours went in and Mayo's didn't. Mayo has a fast and strong team.
"Maddie Eischen made a few outstanding defensive plays and Kaitlyn Maidl was great in goal. We were also happy with our scoring balance, getting three goals from our second line."
In their last game, the Panthers got five goals from Katie Aney. She had two on Saturday. Sister Jessie Aney had three but Makenzie Birkestrand scored two and Maddie O'Grady one.
Next game for Century (5-1) is Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at home against Mankato East.
Mayo (2-3) hosts Faribault the same night.
Century 8, Mayo 0
Mayo:Rachel Schmitz 9 saves; Aryka Bennett 6 saves.
Century:Jessie Aney 3 goals, 2 assists; Makenzie Birkestrand 2 goals 1 assist;Maddie Eischen 1 assist; Shantel Loos 1 assist; Maddie O'Grady 1 goal; Katie Aney 2 goals, 3 assists; Grace Becker 1 assist; Ashley Adams 1 assist. Goalie:Kaitlyn Maidl 20 saves.
past Austin 8-1
Eleven players earned at least one point each as John Marshall/Lourdes defeated Austin 8-1 Saturday afternoon at the Recreation Center in Big Nine Conference girls hockey action.
Emma Christensen and Rebecca Freiburger each had a three-point game and Nicole Angst collected her first varsity goal.
JM/L jumped out to a 3-1 first-period lead on goals by Renee Saltness, Marisa Lecy and Tori Thompson. Lisa Bjork, Mallory Adamson, Freiburger and Angst scored for the Rockets in the second to give JM/L a 7-1 lead and a 38-7 shot advantage after two periods.
Freiburger added her second goal of the game in the third period and the Rockets finished with a 56-9 shots advantage for the game.
Eighth-grade goaltender Sophia Hyke saw her first varsity game action and came up with a few big saves.
"We played a complete game today," said JM/Lourdes coach Bob Montrose. "We knew Austin is in a transition stage and wanted to continue to play our game with good puck movement and smart choices all over the ice.
"We had a chance to get all four lines and six defenseman active throughout the game and that was a nice reward for all of the hard work the girls put in. Sophia Hyke played great in goal and showed that although she is a young player she belongs at the high school level. Emma Christensen quietly picked up three assists and continues to play her typical smart and simple game on defense for us."
JM/L is now 4-0 and on first place in the conference and 5-1 overall. Next up is Owatonna on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Rec Center.
John Marshall/Lourdes 8, Austin 1
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Austin:Chloe Summerfield 1 goal; Allison Hoban 48 saves.
John Marshall/Lourdes:Renee Saltness1 goal, 1 assist ; Brooklyn Birdseye2 assists;Sarah Montrose 1 assist; Marisa Lecy 1 goal, 1 assist; Rebecca Freiburger 2 goals 1 assist; Nicole Angst 1 goal; Mallory Adamson 1 goal, 1 assist; Kate Valentine 2 assists; Tori Thompson 1 goal;Lisa Bjork 1 goal; Emma Christensen 3 assists. Goalies:Melissa Zinser 3 saves; Sophia Hyke 5 saves.