Girls hockey: Irish improve to 7-1-1 with a win and a tieFaced with two road conference games last week, the Rosemount girls hockey team kept itself in the thick of the race for a conference title.
Faced with two road conference games last week, the Rosemount girls hockey team kept itself in the thick of the race for a conference title.
While there is still a long season ahead, the No. 13-ranked Irish have fared well in the first year of the South Suburban Conference. Rosemount has proven itself able to play on the road, and ready to compete against quality competition, two key factors that will go a long way to determining a conference champion.
The Irish (7-1-1, 4-1-1 South Suburban) won 5-3 at Burnsville last week and followed with a 4-4 tie on the road against No. 8 ranked Lakeville South on Saturday.
Rosemount’s Rachael Kelly had a four-point night with two goals and two assists against Burnsville. Taylor Sampson had two goals and an assist in the win.
Hannah Esselman scored the other goal, while Kendra Goodrich had two assists. Lauren Riley and Sarah Tollefson each had an assist.
Caitlin Dantzscher had 22 saves in goal for the Irish.
Dantzscher came back with 35 saves against the Cougars, stopping all five Lakeville South shots in the overtime period.
The Cougars scored three times in the first period to take a 3-2 advantage at the first intermission, but Rosemount had another two goals in the second as the two teams went into the second intermission tied 4-4, before being held scoreless the rest of the way.
Amanda Comstock, Allison Micheletti, Kelly and Tollefson each scored goals for Rosemount. Kelly had two assists, with Esselman and Sampson each collecting a single assist.
The Irish will take part in the Farmington tournament next week, with play beginning Tuesday.