Faribault Girls Hockey Skates Away From Waseca
The Faribault Falcons scored 7 goals in the first period and ended the game with running time in the third period in a 14-1 win over the Waseca Bluejays tonight at the Faribault Ice Arena. Seniors Olivia Williamson and Haley Lang set the tone. Williamson had 8 points and Lang 7.
Williams scored 3 goals and had 5 assists. Lang scored 4 goals and had 3 assists. Eighth grader Grace McCoshen had a pair of goals. The defenseman scored the first goal of the evening 2:03 into the game assisted by junior Ashley Rost. Williamson then had an unassisted goal at 6:25 with another puck in the net 27 seconds later off the stick of senior Abby Goodwin assisted by Lang and Williamson. Lang scored again 10:42 into the game assisted by Williamson.
At 12:48 McCoshen scored a power play goal assisted by Lang. 14:20 of first period Lang scored a shorthanded goal on a feed from Williamson. 15:35 mark junior Rylie Starkson scored a shorthanded goal assisted by Goodwin.
Waseca's only score of the game came with 13:39 to go in the first period when the Bluejays junior Jacklynn Jevning had a breakaway goal. It came on their second shot of the game.
The Falcons scored 4 more goals in the second period. 9:41 into the period Williamson scored following an assist from Lang. 32 seconds later Lang scored on an assist from Willliamson. At 11:49 Rost scored unassisted. 30 seconds left in the period Williamson scored on an assist from senior Emily Wilder. At the end of 2 periods Faribault enjoyed a 11-1 lead.
Five minutes into the third period Wilder scored an unassisted goal. 6:16 into the final period Lang scored on another goal assisted by Williamson. 9:00 into the final period Wilder scored on an assist from Goodwin. The Falcons are 2-0 to start the season.
It was Waseca's first game of the year. Freshman Timothea Volkmer was in net for the Bluejays and did make some nice saves in the game.
First year Falcon Head Coach Mike Dietsch told us prior to the game his team wants to play fast and pepper the net. That's exactly what they did with 42 shots on goal compared to 15 for Waseca.
The Falcons had 3 penalties, Bluejays one.
Faribault Senior goalie Mikayla Bohner stopped 14 shots and Volkmer finished with 28 saves.
Faribault is at Red Wing 7:15 p.m. Thursday, hosts St. Peter at 7:00 p.m. Saturday.