The Faribault Falcons girls hockey team defeated Rochester Mayo 3-1 in the Austin Invitational Tournament Friday while the falcon girls basketball team fell 61-37 to the Mankato East Cougars in Nomeland Gym.  Senior Kayli Burkhartzmeyer had two goals and an assist and junior Olivia Williamson added a goal in the Faribault victory.

The Falcons outshot Mayo 42-21.  Spartans junior goalie Makayla Pahl stopped 39 shots and Faribault junior goalie Mikayla Bohner had 20 saves while notching her 12th win of the season.  In the hoops contest Abby Van Ryn was the only Falcon in double figures with 15 points but Faribault went through most of the second half scoring just a couple of buckets.  They had an incredible drought after trailing 32-23 at the half.

Mankato East freshman post 6'1 Lexi Karge scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to pull away for the Cougars.  Freshman Mackenzie Schweim added 13 points while going 6 of 8 from the free throw line.

Van Ryn and sophomore Bennett Wolff were our Faribault State Farm Insurance agents Faribault players of the game.  Wolff had 9 points and a number of rebounds but Mankato East dominated the glass in the game getting multiple offensive rebounds.  The Cougars are now 4-6 overall and 4-4 in the league while Faribault drops to 2-4 in Big Nine play and 2-7 overall.

The Falcons travel to Winona next Friday and the game will be on POWER 96 Radio, 95.9 FM.  The best way to listen is to download the free POWER 96 app on your favorite mobile device.

In other girls hockey Friday the Lakeville North Panthers blanked the Northfield Raiders 2-0 in the Farmington Tournament.  The Panther penalty kill was extraordinary.  Northfield was 0 for 10 on the power play and the Panthers were 1 for 3.  Lakeville North had 25 shots and Northfield 18 in the game.

The Panthers goals were scored by Katie Doll on the power play in the second period and Olivia Mattis in the third period.  Lakeville North was whistled for two penalties in the first period, five penalties in the second and three in the third period of the game.

In other girls hockey Friday:

  • Rochester Century 7  Minnesota River 2
  • Farmington 7  New Prague 3
  • Rochester Lourdes 4  Delano/Rockford 3
  • University School of Milwaukee 3  Owatonna 1
  • Eagan 3  Cretin-Derham Hall 2
  • Mankato West 5  Minnehaha United 4 (ot)
  • St. Francis/North Branch 6  Red Wing 2
  • Albert Lea 2  North Shore 1
  • John Marshall 11 Worthington 8
  • Rosemount 3  Osseo/Park Center 0
  • Burnsville 3  Hudson, Wis. 1
  • Simley 3  Eastview 0
  • Waseca 3  Fairmont 2
  • Apple Valley 3  Park of Cottage Grove 0
  • Hill-Murray 7  Lakeville South 1
  • Warroad 2  Dodge County 0

Girls basketball Friday:

  • Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 46  Goodhue 44 (Goodhue Tournament Championship:  Kate Opsahl 18 points, Ariana Thomforde 10 points, Joslyn Carlson 8 points for the Wildcats)
  • Hayfield 46  Lyle/Pacelli 43  (Hayfield Tournament Championship)
  • Blooming Prairie 54  Kenyon-Wanamingo 45 (Consolation Hayfield Tournament)
  • Triton 67  Watertown-Mayer 42
  • Lake City 61  Rochester Century 28
  • White Bear Lake 45  Lakeville South 39
  • Rochester Mayo 66  Mahtomedi 47
  • Byron 68  St. Peter 49
  • Rochester Lourdes 70  Chanhassen 64
  • Caledonia 64  Park 62
  • Fillmore Central 64  Mabel-Canton 55
  • Kingsland 67  Houston 62
  • Falcon Rylie Starkson Working at the Net vs. Mayo in Austin . Photo Provided by Todd Rost