Girls' hockey: Storm hold off Patriots for 4-3 victory
After jumping to a quick 3-0 lead in the first period, the Morris/Benson Area (Minnewaska) Storm allowed Pequot Lakes to tie the game in the third before Sara Rajewsky scored the game-winner with four minutes remaining.
Brooke Falk kept the Patriots from tying the game once again as she made a save on a breakaway with less than five seconds remaining in the game.
Dani Schultz, Minnesota’s leading goal scorer once again this year, notched a hat-trick in the first period. In fact, she scored a pair of goals within 33 seconds of the start of the game.
Schultz has 38 goals so far this season, six ahead of Taylor Kuehl of Mound-Westonka.
Falk made 24 saves in goal while the Storm outshot Pequot Lakes 40-27 in the game.
It was the eighth straight win for MBA.
PEQUOT LAKES 0 1 2 — 3
MORRIS/BENSON AREA 3 0 1 — 4
MBA – Dani Schultz (Sara Rajewsky) 0:30, MBA – Dani Schultz (unassisted) 0:33, MBA – Dani Schultz (Sam Falk, Monica Lundblad) 15:26.
PL – Amanda Carlson (Kaylyn Eggena) 14:45.
PL – Erika Monson (Alex Palm) 0:57, PL – Kaylyn Eggena (unassisted) 6:12, MBA – Sara Rajewsky (Dani Schultz) 11:54.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Pequot Lakes 5-12-10—27, Morris/Benson Area 10-9-21-40.
GOALIE SAVES – Katarina Jensen, PL, 36; Brooke Falk, MBA, 24.