Katie Robinson is challenged for the puck by Bloomington defender Makenzie Bootgh. -Photos by Keith Garvens
By Ruth Hanson
The Dodge County Wildcat girls, ranked number 10 in the state, opened their season with two wins.
They beat Winona 8-0 on November 12 at home in the Kasson Arena.
Dana Rasmussen scored 2 goals and made 3 assists. Darby Dodds scored 2 goals and made 2 assists. Emily Gunderson scored one goal and made 3 assists. Brady Postier scored one goal and made one assist. Katie Robinson scored one goal and made one assist. Bella Wagner scored one goal.
Goalie Gabby Suhr had a shut-out.
"It was good to see a lot of girls score," Coach Jeremy Gunderson said. "We had a good team effort. We only gave up four shots on goal while our team had 56 shots on net. We played good possession on the puck. It was a good way to begin the season."
The Wildcats played 14th ranked Totina-Grace on November 15 at home and won 6-0. Rasmussen scored 4 goals and made one assist. Dodds scored one goal and made one assist. Jacie Koehn scored one goal.
Suhr had her second consecutive shutout.
"They had seven shots on goal and we had 45," Coach Gunderson said. "It was an impressive performance all around."
The Wildcats lost their first game of the season 3-2 to Benilde-St. Margaret's, the number one ranked team in the state, on November 16 at the St. Louis Park Arena.
Rasmussen scored one goal and Robinson, one.
"The girls played hard and well," Coach Gunderson said. "It's good to see the girls compete so well against the number one team in the state.
The Wildcats were scheduled to play Bloomington Jefferson, the number 18 team in the state, on November 26 at home and to compete in the Prior Lake Tournament on November 29 and 30.
Full results will appear in a future edition of the Byron Review.