Huron’s Ashley Waagen, left, defends against Mitchell’s Haley Stahl during the semifinals of the Girls’ State Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena. Next, Huron’s Anna Scheibe plays the puck during Saturday’s game. PHOTOS BY MIKE CARROLL/PLAINSMAN
HURON — Sixth-seeded Mitchell recorded its second upset in a row on Saturday to earn a spot in the championship game of the State Girls’ Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena.
After trailing by three heading into the final period, the Lady Marlins used a short-handed goal by Kylie Barington in overtime to defeat the second-seeded Huron Lady All-Stars 5-4 in the semifinals.
The Lady All-Stars built a 4-1 lead during the first two periods, with a pair of goals by Paige Small and a goal each by Ashtyn Cobb and Hope Goethel.
Assisting on Small’s goals were Brook Tschetter and Jordan Miller. Ashley Waagen and Anna Scheibe also had assists for Huron.
Barington used an unassisted shot to open the scoring in the second period for the Lady Marlins.
Mitchell then scored on a pair of power plays in the third period with goals from Kassie Barington and Haley Stahl.
The final goal during regulation for the Lady Marlins was netted by Stahl.
Hannah Spates inked 39 saves to earn the win as the goalie for Mitchell.
Erin Scheibe finished with 12 saves in the net for the Lady All-Stars.
Mitchell will face Sioux Falls for the state championship at 3:30 p.m. today. Huron will play Aberdeen for third place at 1 p.m.
Sioux Falls 4, Aberdeen 3
Alex Bettmeng had a pair of goals and Brittany Corcoran recorded 23 saves to help fourth-seeded Sioux Falls to a 4-3 victory against Aberdeen in the semifinals on Saturday.
Aberdeen, which upset top-seed Brookings in the opening round, led 2-1 after the first period, but Sioux Falls outscored the Lady Cougars 3-1 in the second period to claim the victory and a spot in the title game.
Also scoring goals for Sioux Falls were Hanna Mutschelknaus and Maddie Elkins.
Krystyna Stucker had back-to-back goals in the first period for Aberdeen, while Hailey Gould scored the final goal on a power play.
Hailey Huff had 30 saves for the Lady Cougars.
Sioux Falls will face Mitchell for the championship at 3:30 p.m. today, while Aberdeen plays Huron at 1 p.m. for third place.
Oahe 7, Rushmore 0
Megan Johnson and Gabrielle Vizcarra each had a pair of goals to lead the Oahe Lady Capitals to a 7-0 victory against the Rushmore Lady Thunder on Saturday.
Also scoring goals for Oahe were Emily Weber, Traci Corcoran and Amy Gilerson.
Tessa Singleton stopped all nine shots she faced to earn the shutout in the net for the Lady Capitals.
Anna Veazey had 35 saves as the Rushmore goalie.
Oahe will face Brookings for the consolation title at 10:30 a.m. today, while Rushmore plays Watertown for seventh place at 8 a.m.
Brookings 7, Watertown 0
Hallie Theodosopoulos and Ashley Rennich each had a pair of goals for the Brookings Lady Rangers in a 7-0 victory against the Watertown Lady Lakers.
Sierra Winter, Lexi Koenig and Jessica Laidlaw each added a goal for the Lady Rangers.
Devyn Prodoehl turned away all 12 shots she faced to earn the shutout for Brookings.
Stacey Dunbar had 25 saves for the Lady Lakers.
Brookings will play Oahe for the consolation title at 10:30 a.m., while Watertown faces Rushmore for seventh place at 8 a.m.For the complete article see the 03-03-2013 issue.
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