GIRLS HOCKEY: Tigers handle Trojans
By David Merrill
MARSHALL – Marshall completed the season sweep of Worthington Friday night, defeating the Trojans 12-0 to advance to the Class A Section 3 Tournament semifinals on Tuesday at No. 2 seed Luverne.
Teegan Wyffels led a strong all-around effort for the Tigers, scoring four goals and coming away with one assist. Lizzie Archbold contributed three goals to complete the hat trick and assisted on two other Marshall goals.
The Tigers also got goals from Megan Vogl (2)and Bailey Archbold (1). Worthington coach Eric Milbrath gave credit to his senior goalie Amanda Bristow for making 40 saves, but knew his team faced a tough task coming in.
“Marshall has a lot of weapons and they know how to utilize them,” Milbrath said. “We have 13 new skaters and six returning players. We definitely had a building year.”
Marshall committed just one penalty and dominated puck possession as well as shots, outshooting the Trojans 40-1. Marshall goalie Sierra Wagner didn’t have to make a save until nearly the end of the second period.
A lot of different players got ice time and Tigers coach Kevin Schroeder was pleased with his team’s All-Around play.
“Everybody played,” Schroeder said. “I liked the younger girls’ hustle and reading the play. That’s what we worked on this week. They did a good job of jumping into the play and not just letting the older girls run things, which was nice to see.”
The win marked the final game in Lockwood Ice Arena for senior captain Lizzie Archbold as well as seniors Wagner and captain Megan Vogl.
Archbold took a moment to reflect on her four years on the Lockwood ice.
“My linemates and my teammates are just the best people ever,” Archbold said. “I’ve had such a good experience playing with them and it’s going to be hard to be not playing with them next year.”
Marshall was handled easily by Luverne in the first matchup, but lost by just two goals in their second matchup.
They know they are going to have to pick up the tempo if they want to make the third time a charm.
“We’ve gotten better each time,” Archbold said. “We’re going to have to really watch the neutral zone and covering our people. Our passing is going to have to be quicker. It’s going to have to be quicker altogether.”
Marshall and Luverne square off Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Luverne.
Marshall 12, Worthington 0
First Period: 1. Marshall, Archbold (Vogl), 10:58; 2. Marshall, Wyffels (Archbold), 10:49; 3. Marshall, Wyffels (Archbold, Peterson), 10:47, 4. Marshall, Archbold (unassisted) 10:36; 5. Marshall, Vogl (Radke), 10:09; 6. Marshall, Archbold (Wyffels), 1:30; 7. Antony (Vogl, Radke),:46 . Penalties: 1. Worthington, Bryngelson (Body Checking).
Second Period: 1. Marshall, Archbold (Peterson), 8:43; 2. Marshall, Wyffels (unassisted), 2:00. Penalties: 1. Worthington, Hartzler (Tripping), 7:49; 2. Worthington, Bryngelson (body checking), 16:35.
Third Period: 1. Marshall, B. Archbold (Antony), 5:51; 2. Marshall, Wyffels (unassisted), 5:46; 3. Marshall, Vogl (unassisted), 5:05 . Penalties: 1. Worthington, Thompson (interference), 1:30.
Shots On-Goal: Worthington 0-1-0-1; Marshall 17-14-9-40.
Power-Play Opportunities: Worthington 0 of 1; Marshall 2 of 3.
Goaltending: Worthington, Bristow (27 saves, 40 shots); Marshall, Wagner (1 save, 1 shot).