THS opens with win
The Hatchet girls opened up their 2013-14 hockey season with a slick 3-0 triumph at Lakeland last Monday, but the tables were turned in Friday’s 2-0 loss in Rhinelander to the Northern Edge, a Rhinelander/Antigo co-op.
Tomahawk scored once in each period of Monday’s contest for the 3-0 win, despite being out-shot 2-to-1. The Hatchets top defender’s accounted for the scoring, with Erika Vallier ripping the net twice, with 11:16 and 8:58 elapsed in the final two periods. Nicole Nerva tallied the other goal with 11:50 gone in the first. Forward Leah Foster set up Vallier’s final goal.
Nerva and Vallier both play for Team Wisconsin out of the high school season.
“My freshman goalie (Erin Sparks) in her first high school game recorded a shutout,” THS coach Greg Vallier said.
Sparks came up with 37 saves, while Lakeland’s Megan Hudy had 17 saves.
Saves–THS–Sparks 10-11-16–37. LUHS–Hudy 6-8-6–20.
Close to the Edge
Lindsey Steger notched both goals for the Edge, with 12:28 left in the first and with 12:00 remaining in the third. Both goals came on the power play with assists from Mari Sandstrom.
“Erin Sparks turned away 36 shots in a very impressive performance,” Vallier said. “We had 10 penalties to their three and we weren’t able to sustain against that difference.”
Edge goalie Shea Peterson blocked 20 shots.
Saves–THS–Sparks 13-7-16–36. NE–Peterson 11-3-6–20.