Sioux Falls, Watertown meet for 14U state title

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HURON — Top-seeded Sioux Falls scored the first six goals en route to a 6-1 victory against fourth-seeded Sioux Center on Saturday in the semifinals of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament at Bergman Arena.

Aniston Murray earned a hat trick in the game for the Flyers. She scored the first goal in the opening period on an unassisted shot, had an unassisted goal in the second period and capped the scoirng for Sioux Falls with a goal in the third.

Alyssa Ver Hoeven and Juliana Chan were credit with assists on Murray’s final goal.

Chan also had a pair of unassisted goals for the Flyers in the opening period, while Lucy Nelson scored with assists going to Lily Forra and Halle Watson in the second period.

Kirsten Curiel had the lone goal for Sioux Center in the third period on a pass from Jaelyn Visser.

Moriah Lincoln stopped nine of the 10 shots she face to earn the win in the net for Sioux Falls.

Lexi Ringleberg tallied 27 saves as the goalie for the Storm.

Sioux Falls advanced to face third-seeded Watertown in the championship game Sunday, while Sioux Center played second-seeded Oahe for third place. Results from those game were not available and will run in Tuesday’s paper.

Watertown 5, Oahe 1
After yielding the opening goal, third-seeded Watertown used five unanswered goals to get past second-seeded Oahe 5-1 in the semifinals of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Emma Schleusner had a pair of goals for the Lakers. She had the opening goal 58 seconds into the second period on a pass from Keira Henman and then scored in the third period on a pass from Sloane Allard.

Gracelyn Webb scored on a power play for Watertown in the second period, with Mikenna Knopf earning the assists.

Knopf had a goal in the third period on a pass from Amerie Serie, while Alyssa Mathes capped the scoring, with Serie and Webb assisting on the play.

Dakota Mcentaffer had the lone goal for Oahe in the first period on an unassisted shot.

Aleyna Hudson faced 18 shots in the net for the Lakers and stopped 17 of them for the win.

Taylah Allerdings also had 17 saves for the Capitals.

Watertown advanced to face top-seeded Sioux Falls in the title game on Sunday, while Oahe battled Sioux Center for third place on Sunday. Results from those games were not available and will be run in Tuesday’s paper.

Consolation semifinals

Brookings 6, Huron 1
Sixth-seeded Brookings scored the first four goals en route to a 6-1 victory against seventh-seeded Huron in the consolation semifinals of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Ashton Otteson had two of the three goals for the Rangers in the opening period on unassisted shots. She then scored the first goal of the second period during a power play on a pass from Khloe Ziegeldorf to earn the hat trick.

Otteson also scored the lone goal in the third period on an unassisted shot.

Also scoring for Brookings were Allie Jacobson on a pass from Otteson in the opening period and Emily Meyer on a pass from Otteson in the second period.

Avery Dentlinger stopped 23 of the 24 shots she faced from Huron to earn the win for the Rangers.

Scoring the lone goal for the All-Stars was Taylor Sorben on a pass from Eloise Hartman in the second period.

Avelia Colon tallied 18 saves in the net for Huron.


Huron’s Adalynne Koerner battles for the puck with Alayna Moe of Brookings during the consolation semifinals of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Mitchell 5, Rushmore 4 2OT
Eighth-seeded Mitchell used a goal by Kate Graham in the second overtime to edge fifth-seeded Rushmore 5-4 in the consolation semifinals of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Graham was assisted on the game-winning play by Emersyn Sheesley and Aveline Hotchkiss.

Both teams found the net once in the opening period.

Avery Eggers scored for Rushmore on a pass from Aurora Valladolid, while Gina Wyatt scored for Marlins on a pass from Addysen Longhenry during a power play.

The Thunder scored the lone goal of the second period to carry a 2-1 lead into the final period. Eggers found the net on an unassisted shot.

Eggers then stretched Rushmore’s lead to 3-1 with the opening goal of the third period. She score on a pass from Valladolid on a power play to earn the hat trick.

Mitchell then used goals by Lyla Morrison and Livaya Mimmack to pull even at 3-3. Morrison’s goal was assisted by Mimmack.

A goal by Valladolid on a pass from Eggers gave the lead back to the Thunder, but a goal with just 26 seconds remaining in the game by Morrison on an unassisted shot pull the Marlins even at 4-4 to force the overtime.

Mitchell outshot Rushmore 14-3 in the two overtimes and finished with a 49-27 shots-on-goal advance. Kynslee Tronnes earned the win for the Marlings with 23 saves.

Bristol Simmons had 44 saves for Rushmore.

Seventh-place
Rushmore had five goals in the second period, including three by Avery Eggers, and were able to hold on for an 8-6 victory against Huron in the seventh-place game of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Bergman Arena.

Huron would score the first three goals in the opening period, but the Thunder answered with the final two.

Taylor Sorben opened the scoring for the All-Stars with an unassisted goal just over two minutes into the game.

Huron then used goals by Natalee McGaugh and Juliana Goethel to stretch its lead to 3-0. Taylor Sorben assisted on both goals.

Eggers then scored the first of her four goals in the game on a pass by Lucy Renner to put the Thunder on the board.

Brynn Welling followed with an unassisted goal to slice the All-Stars’ advantage to 3-2 heading into the second period.

Rushmore was able to pull even with Egger’s second goal of the game on an unassisted shot to open the scoring in the second period.

Taylor Sorben put Huron back in front with an unassisted goal. Less than a minute later Goethel scored her second goal of the game with Tegan Rogers and Javeah Mallett assisting to give the All-Stars a 5-3 lead.

However, the remainder of the second period would belong to the Thunder.

A pair of unassisted goals gave Eggers the hat trick and pulled Rushmore even at 5-5.

Goals by Welling and Makenna Sanchez provided the Thunder with a 7-5 lead heading into the final period. Welling scored on a pass from Leah Bringhurst, while Sanchez scored on a pass from Eggers.

Rushmore would boost its lead to 8-5 with the opening goal of the third period. Sanchez scored her second goal of the game on a pass from Victoria Eggers.

Taylor Sorben capped the scoring with an unassisted goal for the All-Stars to earn the hat trick with 13 seconds remaining in the game.

Aurora Valladolid stopped 21 of the 27 shots she faced to earn the win for Rushmore.

Avelia Colon had 17 saves for Huron.


Huron’s Bayla Miner battles for the puck with Katie Vandersnick of Brookings during the consolation semifinals of the Girls’ State 14U Hockey Tournament on Saturday at Bergman Arena.

Fifth-place
A goal by Livaya Mimmack lifted Mitchell past Brookings 6-5 in overtime during the consolation championship game of the Girls’ 14U State Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Bergman Arena.

Mimmack finished with four goals for the Marlins.

Analeigh Hotchkiss had a pair of goals for Mitchell.

Gina Wyatt had a pair of assists for the Marlins, while Lyla Morrison, Hotchkiss and Mimmack each had an assist.

Ashton Otteson had a pair of goals for Brookings. Also scoring goals were Emily Meyer, Khloe Ziegeldorf and Brooke Kruse.

Earning assists for the Rangers were Meyer, Kruse, Lyla Morrison, Ziegeldorf and Lorelei Koch.

Kynslee Tronnes had 18 saves to earn the win for Mitchell, while Avery Dentlinger had 26 saves for Brookings.