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Adapted Floor Hockey: Thunderbolts keep rolling

Elizabeth Schmidt of the South Washington County Thunderbolts takes a shot in goal in the third period Monday. (Photo by John Molene)1 / 3
Center Tyler Tinucci slams a hard shot at the Dakota United goal in the second period Monday, Tinucci had three goals in an 1803 win by the South Washington County Thunderbolts. (Photo by John Molene)2 / 3
Senior wing Justin Neff of the Thunderbolts storms past the Dakota United defense in the second period. Neff scored seven goals in South Washington County's 18-3 victory Monday. (Photo by John Molene)3 / 3

Fresh off big wins over Owatonna and Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville, the South Washington County Thunderbolts chalked up another impressive win Monday.

The Thunderbolts dominated the Dakota United Hawks, winning 18-3 to improve to 4-0 on the season in adapted floor hockey at East Ridge High School.

Senior wing Justin Neff powered the Thunderbolts with seven goals. Teammates Casey Murnan, Tyler Tinucci and Bryce Smith had three goals each. Smith also had six assists to lead the Thunderbolts.

South Washington County is off to a blazing start the season. The Thunderbolts dropped Owatonna 12-5 Wednesday last week, then downed Burnsville/Farmington/Lakeville 14-2 Thursday.

“Big wins,” said Thunderbolts head coach Jeff Figlmiller.

“Justin Neff is starting to heat up for us,” Figlmiller added. “Justin was coming in there, and he was taking care of it. We’ve got some quick guys who can come through there. And I think our defense is pretty strong right now. That’s been helping us in a lot of games. When we can keep them away from our goal, it means more shots down at their goal, and that’s what we’re doing now.”

Next up for the Thunderbolts is a home game against St. Paul Humboldt Jan. 30.

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