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Girls' hockey: Wolfpack a goal shy of 2-0 start

Park scored twice on power plays but couldn't get another late against South St. Paul in a 4-3 loss.

Mackenzie Husaby and Tina Press netted power play goals for the Wolfpack (1-1) to tie the Packers 3-3 in the second period of their Nov. 14 contest in Cottage Grove. South St. Paul (3-0) went back ahead on a goal by eighth-grade defender Lillie Ramierz in the third period.

Park had a couple power play opportunities again late in the third following hooking and holding penalties by the Packers. The Wolfpack went 2-5 overall on the power play.

South St. Paul held the edge on shots, 32-27, in a game that saw four lead changes. Husaby, a sophomore forward, put Park up 1-0 in the first period. She also gave Park a 2-1 lead in the second period on her power play goal.

Packers skaters Clair Lehmann and Gabby Madigan answered both scores with a goal apiece. Senior forward Mackenna Emery put the Packers ahead on a goal before Press, a Wolfpack senior forward, tied it up.

Park sophomore goalie Jocelyn Veary kept her team close with 28 saves and an .875 save percentage. She also had a 22-save performance and .917 save percentage in a Nov. 9 win at Hastings (1-3).

Press scored two goals and assisted on one to spark the Wolfpack offense in the 4-2 season-opening win. Sophomore forward Adie Stienke helped Park with two assists. Sophomore forward Alli Lentz and senior defender Jess Juhl chipped in goals.

Park opened Suburban East Conference play Tuesday at White Bear Lake (0-1-1) and will host Forest Lake (0-0-1) next on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.

High scoring Raptors start strong

East Ridge has feasted offensively with 11 goals in its first two games.

Fiona Claugherty and Katie Flynn have three goals apiece for the Raptors in the 2-0 start. Claugherty, a sophomore forward, netted two goals in the Raptors' 5-2 victory at Rosemount Nov. 14 for the season opener. Flynn, a junior forward posted two goals in the 6-1 win over Hastings at home Nov. 16.

Anne Larsen, Brehna Walz and Mackenzie Werner each had a goal against Hastings. Werner, a junior forward, also had three assists, and Claugherty and junior forward Morgan Werner assisted on two goals apiece.

Freshman defender Lauren Beaubien had a three-assist game against Rosemount in the third period. East Ridge also got a lift with a goal apiece by Flynn and junior forward Makenzie Fetch.

Raptors senior goalie Lindsay Carlson has been strong in net thus far with 29 saves, a 1.66 goals allowed average and a .906 save percentage. Carlson and company faced their biggest challenge Nov. 18 with defending Class A champion Blake (4-0).

The Raptors opened Suburban East Conference play Tuesday at Mounds View (0-1) before a rivalry game with Woodbury (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28.