Waupaca Area gets first win
Team heading to Milwaukee
By Greg Seubert
Not only did the Waupaca Area girls’ hockey team pick up its first win of the season, it came at home against a Great Northern Conference opponent.
Two unanswered goals in the third period snapped a 1-1 tie and gave Waupaca Area a 3-1 win over Northern Edge Dec. 3 at the Waupaca Ice & Expo Center.
The win came four days after the team dropped an 8-2 decision to Wisconsin Rapids/Stevens Point/Marshfield.
Waupaca Area 3, Northern Edge 1
Cadie Ash’s goal 31 seconds into the game gave Waupaca Area an early lead.
Northern Edge’s Erin Palutsis tied the game with 5:47 remaining in the second period and the teams entered the third period tied at 1-1.
Markie Ash broke the tie with an unassisted goal with 7:24 to go and Avrey Simonson added a shorthanded empty-net goal with 2:28 remaining to give the home team a two-goal lead.
Waupaca Area had a 44-15 shot advantage and goalie Anna Ryder made 14 saves.
SP-R-M 8, Waupaca Area 2
The Raiders scored four unanswered goals on the board in the first period and took a 5-0 lead before Markie Ash scored a power-play goal in the second period off of an assist from Simonson.
The Raiders added three more goals in the first six minutes of the third period to go up 8-1. Katarina Otter-Giese capped the scoring with another power-play goal, with Markie Ash getting the assist.
Ryder stopped 22 of 30 shots. Waupaca Area had 11 shots in the first two periods, but came up with 14 in the third.
Carolyn Storch and A.J. Wiess had two goals for Point/Rapids/Marshfield, while Bryar Brooks, Kaylee Bruneau, Lyndsey Glodosky and Emily Nolan added one each.
Waupaca Area will head to Milwaukee Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, for a tournament hosted by University School of Milwaukee. Games are set for 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10.