Woodbury girls hockey: Royals fall to Cretin-Derham Hall in overtimeThe Woodbury girls hockey team has had an up-and-down season thus far and that continued on Dec. 22 when the Royals lost 4-3 on the road to 20th-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall in overtime in the Suburban East Conference.
By: Kyle Ratke, Woodbury Bulletin
The Woodbury girls hockey team has had an up-and-down season thus far and that continued on Dec. 22 when the Royals lost 4-3 on the road to 20th-ranked Cretin-Derham Hall in overtime in the Suburban East Conference.
Cretin-Derham Hall (7-5; 5-3 SEC) led 2-1 going into the third period, but Woodbury rallied in the third period to tie the game at 2-2 behind a goal from forward Molly Potter. Cretin responded two minutes later when forward Jaclyn Phillips scored.
It looked like it was all over, but Woodbury forward Sarah Wahlin scored to tie the game at 3-3 to send the game into overtime. Unfortunately for Woodbury (2-8-1; 1-6-1 SEC), though, Raiders forward Rachel Seibel scored a goal, sealing their fate, leading to the team’s sixth loss of the season.
For Cretin-Derham Hall, defenseman Hannah Forliti had two assists; forward Natalie Kelly added another assist and forward Caitlyn Russel scored two goals to join Seibel and Phillips in the point department. Goalie Hildie Hoeschen had 13 saves on 16 shots.
To go along with Wahlin’s and Potter’s goal, forward Caroline Joyce added an assist, sophomore Kayla Falconer scored a goal, while forward Amanda Mcalpine and forward Erin Goodell added an assist each. Woodbury goalie Kaelan Geisser made an amazing 37 saves on 41 shots.
Falconer leads Woodbury with nine points on the season, while Goodell is second with six.
Woodbury is tied for last place in the Suburban East with just three points. Mounds View leads the conference with 15 points.
On Jan. 3, Woodbury will travel to play Forest Lake (3-6-2; 1-6-1 SEC) and just two days later, it hosts sixth-ranked Roseville (9-2; 6-2 SEC).