February 22, 2019 02:11 PM
Defending MSHSL Class A champion #2 Breck (21-8) used a pair of three goal bursts in the first period to mount an early six goal lead on their way to an 11-1 semifinal victory over #3 Mound Westonka/Watertown-Mayer/SW Christian (23-1-5) on Friday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center.
The Mustangs will head to the state championship game looking to repeat and secure the program’s third overall state crown in their seventh appearance at the tournament. They’ll face the winner of #1 Warroad and #4 Proctor/Hermantown semifinal in the title on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center.
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Mound Westonka will face the losing team of that semifinal in the third place game on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center.
The Mustangs scored a goal in the third, fourth and fifth minutes for an early three goal lead. They padded the lead three more goals in the 10th and 11th minutes in a span of just one minute and seven seconds. They added another three goal burst in the second period, scoring a pair of goals in the ninth minute just 32 seconds apart with a third in the 11th minute spanning under three minutes of game time for a 10-0 lead.
Junior forward Olivia Mobley sophomore forward Sadie Lindsay each registered hat tricks with Mobley also adding an assist. Mobley now has 32 goals and 32 assists on the year and four goals in the state tournament.
Senior forward Carly Beniek, junior forward Ashley Halverson and sophomore defender Malia Couser each had three assists with Beniek also adding a goal to match Mobley’s four points. Beniek has four assists in the state tournament and 31 on the year. Her five points in the tournament match Mobley.
The Mustangs had 10 different players score at least two points in the game with eighth grader Ava Lindsay and junior forward Allyson Qualley each producing three point efforts with a goal and two assists.
Breck eighth grade goalie Uma Corniea was strong in the net, making 27 saves on the 28 shots she faced.
The White Hawks scored in the 15th minute of the second period with freshman Montana Courneya scoring her first goal of the year with assists to eighth grade wing Sydney Leonard (10) and eight grade defender Emily Wendorf (7).
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