State Girls Hockey: Breck Thumps Marshall in A Quarters

February 21, 2018 06:26 PM

No. 2 Breck (17-10-1) used a 54-15 shot advantage en route to a 9-2 win over Marshall (17-11-0) in the MSHSL Class A Girls Hockey Quarterfinals at Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday afternoon.

Breck, making its first trip to the state tournament since winning the state title in 2012, advances to the Class A semifinal where it will face the Proctor/Hermantown vs No. 3 Red Wing winner on Friday at 11 a.m. at Xcel Energy Center. Marshall moves to the consolation bracket against the loser of that matchup on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Ridder Arena at the University of Minnesota.

Despite a 21-to-4 first period shot margin, Marshall goalie Emma Klenken came out strong in making 19 saves to keep the game close at 2-0.

But in the second period, Breck continued its frantic shot pace, putting 21 on goal for the second straight period with the pace too much for Marshall to overcome in a 5-goal period for a 7-0 lead.

Olivia Mobley led the Mustangs with two goals and two assists and was part of each of the first three goals of the game, assisting on the first and scoring the next two. Gabby Billing also had a strong performance with a goal and three assists. Carly Beniek and Luci McGlynn each added two-goal games while Sadie Lindsay, Katherine Solohub and Malia Couser each had a pair of assists.

Overall, 11 different players registered points for Breck.

Ally Frantzick secured the win in the net, recording 13 saves. Her counterpart, Klenken had a busy afternoon and made 45 saves including at least 10 in each period. 

Sydney Mauch and Courtney Mauch scored the two goals for the Tigers, with Olivia Peterson and Leah Schaefer handing out the team’s assists.

Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League



Chris Long

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