Cardinal girls hockey silences Storm

Karissa Newville

BENSON — Siblings Karissa Newville and Alexis Newville combined for three goals and two assists to help steer the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 7-4 nonconference girls hockey victory over the Morris Benson Area Storm on Friday night in Benson.

Forward Karissa Newville had a two-goal performance, while Alexis Newville collected one goal and two helpers to help the Cardinals snap a four-game losing skid.

Karissa Newville nabbed both of Fairmont Area’s goals in the first period as the Cardinals took an early 2-1 lead. The Cardinals’ offense exploded in the second segment as they pulled ahead at 5-2 and did not look back, going on to take a three-goal advantage to claim the first game of the weekend doubleheader, although the team would be outshot by the Storm 27-21.

Forward Emily Sokoloski also put together a three-point game with a goal and two helpers for Fairmont Area, with Brooklyn Murphy adding an insurance goal in the second period, with Macy Militello and Jozie Hoefker also finding the back of the net in the second and third periods, respectively, to help increase the Cardinals’ lead.

Maia Goerndt and Jadyn Musser picked up their first assists of the season, as Goerndt had the secondary assist on Militello’s goal and Musser would claim the lone helper on Hoefker’s tally. Also getting on the scoresheet were Hannah Goerndt, Abigail Sundeen, Isabella Larson and Corene Moeller, who each contributed an assist apiece.

The Cardinals were also able to kill off all three Storm power-play opportunities in the winning effort.

On the Morris/Benson Area side, Karlie Bruns added to her overall team lead in goals scored with a second period marker to push her season total to 24, to go along with a first period assist. Kortney Sanasack also netted a multi-point game, as she scored the team’s opening goal along with an assist late in the third period.

The Cardinals (5-10-2) will remain in Benson to play the second game of the doubleheader against the Storm (1-14-1) at 11 a.m. today.

FMT 2-3-2–7

MBA 1-1-2–4

Scoring Plays

1st Period

FA– Karissa Newville (Emily Sokoloski, Alexis Newville), 5:39.

MBA– Kortney Sanasack (Karlie Bruns), 5:57.

FA– Karissa Newville (Alexis Newville), 15:17.

2nd Period

FA– Brooklyn Murphy (Hannah Goerndt, Abigail Sundeen), 0:49.

FA– Macy Militello (Isabella Larson, Maia Goerndt), 4:12.

MBA– Karlie Bruns (Taryn Picht), 6:43.

FA– Alexis Newville (Corene Moeller, Emily Sokoloski), 16:47.

3rd Period

MBA– Charli Erdahl (Chloe Zimmel), 7:15.

FA– Jozie Hoefker (Jadyn Musser), 9:35.

MBA– Taryn Picht (Kortney Sanasack, Sadie Koehler), 11:37.

FA– Emily Sokoloski (unassisted), 16:49.

Boys Hockey

Morris Benson Area 4, Fairmont Area 1 — Forwards Trevor Buss and Charlie Goff each had a two-goal game as the Morris Benson Area Storm defeated the Fairmont Area Cardinals 4-1 in boys hockey on Friday night in a non-conference matchup.

The Storm got on the board early with Buss finding the back of the net just 27 seconds into the contest, however, despite the hot start on offense, neither team would score again until Buss added his second of the game late in the second period.

The third period saw the teams swap goals just two minutes apart, with Goff making it a 3-0 game before the Cardinals got on the board courtesy of a goal by defenseman Eli Anderson. Goff claimed his second goal with 49 seconds to go in regulation.

Anderson would score the only goal for the Cardinals on the night, while forward Brock Lutterman claimed an assist to increase his team-leading point total to 16. Defenseman Alexander Moeller would grab an assist on the tally as well.

Goaltender Christopher Danielson picked up the win for the Storm with 18 saves on 19 chances, while Cardinals goaltender Carson Johnson made 30 saves on 34 shots in the loss.

The Cardinals (4-9) travel to New Ulm on Tuesday night for a Big South contest, while Morris/Benson Area (7-7-1) will next play against Northern Lakes on the road on Tuesday night in a nonconference meeting.

FMT 0-0-1–1

MBA 1-1-2–4

Scoring Plays

1st Period

MBA– Trevor Buss (unassisted), 0:27.

2nd Period

MBA– Trevor Buss (unassisted), 13:55.

3rd Period

MBA– Charlie Goff (Brett Hansen, Marshall Tolifson), 2:43.

FA– Eli Anderson (Brock Lutterman, Alexander Moeller), 4:35.

MBA– Charlie Goff (Ian Rajewski, Brady Pederson), 16:11.


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