2/4/2014 6:00:00 PM Wildcat girls
tournament play Wednesday
By Ruth Hanson
The Dodge County Wildcat girls hockey team will play their first tournament game today, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at home.
They will face Owatonna, a team that is seeded number seven and that the Wildcats have not played yet this year. Dodge County is seeded number two and has a 20-5 record. Lakeville North is seeded number one.
If the Wildcats win, they will play the winner of the John Marshall/Lourdes vs. Farmington game on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Kasson.
If they lose, it is the end of their season.
The Wildcats traveled to Buffalo on Saturday, February 1, and won 4-0.
"The girls played their best hockey of the year and it was fun to end the season with a win," Coach Jeremy Gunderson said. "I was hoping to get 18 wins this year, so getting 20 was beyond my expectations. We played a tough schedule."
Buffalo is ranked number 19 and Dodge County is ranked number 11.
Molly Shelton scored first for Dodge County with a goal in the second period, assisted by Emily Gunderson and Darby Dodds. Darby Dodds followed with a goal assisted by Jacie Hoehn.
Bella Wagner scored in the third period, assisted by Elly Strunk and Brede Postier. Dana Rasmussen scored the Wildcats' final goal in the third period with an assist by Darby Dodds.
Gabby Suhr had another shut-out game at goalie with 28 saves. Buffalo's Kendra Carlson also made 28 saves.
"Katie Robinson, one of our key players, was injured early in the year and hasn't come back, but the kids have stepped up and done a good job in her place," Coach Gunderson said.
He smiled and said that he expects his Wildcats to win on Wednesday, "but I always expect to win."