Girls hockey: Holiday heartbreakersOvertime was not kind to the Rosemount girls hockey team at the Farmington’s Louie Schmitz Holiday Classic last week. The Irish entered the tournament ranked No. 12 in Class 2A and were matched up with section foe Hastings in the first round. After two overtime losses in tournament play, Rosemount might be ready to get back to South Suburban Conference play.
By: Brian Hall, Rosemount Town Pages
Overtime was not kind to the Rosemount girls hockey team at the Farmington’s Louie Schmitz Holiday Classic last week.
The Irish entered the tournament ranked No. 12 in Class 2A and were matched up with section foe Hastings in the first round. After two overtime losses in tournament play, Rosemount might be ready to get back to South Suburban Conference play.
Last week’s tournament began with a 2-1 loss in overtime against No. 16 Hastings. The Irish recovered for a 4-3 win against Sartell/Sauk Rapids, but lost 5-4 in overtime to No. 18 Eastview in the finale.
After three more road games against conference opponents, including Saturday’s game at Bloomington Jefferson, Rosemount (10-3-1, 6-1-1 South Suburban) returns home on Jan. 15 against No. 13 Lakeville North.
Against Eastview last week, the offenses took control of the game. The Irish outshot the Lightning 29-25 for the game, but each team converted on its chances. Rosemount was 2 of 4 on the power play.
Kendra Goodrich had two goals for the Irish. Sarah Tollefson and Alison Warweg each had a goal. Taylor Sampson had two assists.
It was looking unlikely Rosemount would even get the game to overtime. Eastview led 4-2 before the Irish scored two goals in the final 1:21. Goodrich scored her second of the game and Warweg’s goal came with seven second remaining.
But the Lightning scored 5:44 into overtime.
Warweg and Allison Micheletti each had a goal and assist against Sartell/Sauk Rapids. Rachael Kelly and Sydney Lubeley also tallied goals. Sarah Tollefson had two assists.
Warweg started a high-scoring first period, before the Sabres scored two in a row. Micheletti countered before the first intermission and the teams ended the first tied 2-2. Lubeley scored in the second, but Sartell/Sauk Rapids tied the game early in the third.
Kelly added the game-winner 4:28 into the third. Caitlin Dantzscher made 13 saves in goal for the Irish, who outshot the Sabres 52-16.
Warweg scored Rosemount’s lone goal against Hastings, opening the scoring in the first. Warweg scored in each of the tournament’s three games, finishing with three goals and an assist.
The Irish entered the week second in the South Suburban Conference with their 6-1-1 record. Lakeville South led the conference with a 7-1-1 mark. Eastview was 6-2, while Lakeville North had a 5-1 conference record.