The Hatchet girls hockey team hung within 4-1 of Waupaca last Friday, then fell 9-0 to the mega-conglomerate of Point/Rapids/Marshfield on Monday.
The Red Panthers scored five in the first, then a pair in each of the remaining periods.
“Point Rapids was a huge co-op that has so many more players to choose from and they definitely overpowered our small school,“ THS coach Greg Vallier said. “The fact they played all their starters from beginning to end certainly doesn’t develop any of the lesser skaters. With that being said, our girls played from buzzer to buzzer and never gave up, and showed the class and respect for the game that they always do. That is something to be proud of.”
Panthers Kendra Robinson (3 G, 1 A), Kaylee Buneau (2 G, 1 A) and Megan Nolan (2 G, 1 A) led the scoring.
Saves – THS- Sparks 18-17-8–43. RP- Maddie Hall 1-1-2–4.
Tailing the Comets
The teams fought to a scoreless tie in the first period before Waupaca cut loose with four in the second. Tomahawk scored the only goal of the third when Rylie Flohr netted one on her own with 1:10 left.
“Waupaca was a good game for us,” Vallier said. “We played well and kept the shot total down to less than normal and had a few opportunities to score.”
Saves – THS- Sparks 15-19-13–47. Wau- Cassie Rasmussen 5-1-5–11.