The Waupaca Area girls’ hockey team rebounded from its first Great Northern Conference loss of the season.
Mandy Tomlinson made sure of that.
The senior scored five goals and added a pair of assists Feb. 2 in a 9-3 win over Marshfield at the Waupaca Ice & Expo Center.
The team also fell 6-4 to Northland Pines Jan. 30 in Eagle River.
Waupaca 9, Marshfield 3
WAUPACA – Waupaca Area outshot the Tigers 45-22 and scored three goals in each period.
Tomlinson put Waupaca Area on the board 23 seconds into the game and added her second goal five minutes later.
Brianne Huettner also found the net to give the team a 3-0 lead, but Marshfield’s Morgan Larson scored a pair of goals in the final five minutes of the period to cut the lead to 3-2.
Marshfield never got any closer, as Tomlinson came up with her third goal 39 seconds into the second period and Markie Ash added a pair of goals in a 40-second span later in the period to give Waupaca Area a 6-2 lead.
Marshfield’s Kaylee Geiger took advantage of a power play and scored with 13 seconds to go in the period.
Waupaca Area came up with three unanswered goals in the third period, with two of them coming in a span of five seconds.
Huettner scored her second goal with 15:03 to go in the game, while Tomlinson scored her fourth five seconds later and capped the scoring with her fifth goal at the 7:03 mark.
“The girls played hard tonight,” coach Tim Guyer said. “We got off to a good start and had a little lull late in the first period, but really poured it on in the last two periods.
“I felt really good about how the puck was moving,” he said. “We could’ve had more goals than we actually had.”
Ash had two assists to go with her two goals, while Huettner added an assist.
Northland Pines 6, Waupaca 4
EAGLE RIVER – Waupaca Area outshot the Eagles 30-26.
Tomlinson had two goals, while Ash and Katarina Otter-Giese scored once.
“We started good and had a few chances, but their goalie played well,” Guyer said.