Girls hockey: Royals blank Raptors
Woodbury cruised to a 4-0 win Tuesday over East Ridge in the first-ever match-up between the two girls hockey teams.
Junior forward Rachel Letsche led the scoring attack with two goals in the game that for the first time pitted the Royals and Raptors players against each other -- just one year removed from being teammates on a co-op team.
The Royals controlled the puck most of the game after a scoreless first period. Letsche netted the game's first goal at 6:26 in the second frame. She was assisted by sophomore defenseman Caroline Joyce.
Woodbury entered the third period with a 2-0 lead following a goal by senior defenseman Sam Greeley, who was assisted by Sydney Falconer and Molly Burke.
Letsche, assisted by Kayla Falconer and Erin Goodell, scored again at 6:55 in the third period. Sydney Falconer, a senior forward, scored the final goal at 14:50 in the third.
Woodbury out-shot East Ridge 32-23. The Royals also recorded all three of the game's penalties, totaling six minutes.
Sophomore goaltender Emilie Tappe recorded the shutout.
Look for more on the game in the Jan. 12 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin.