Hallisey scores twice in Mid-State victory over Panthers
The hockey teams completed a sweep of Mid-State Conference rivals Park Rapids after a 4-1 victory for the girls Tuesday night at Kent Freeman Arena.
The Lakers scored four unanswered goals, two by Karrigan Hallisey, to erase a first period deficit and notch a third conference win in four games.
Katie Sagen gave the Panthers their only lead of the game on a shot from the slot putting the puck past Kyndra McDougall on the rebound.
Hallisey responded at the eight-minute mark chasing down a puck and beating the Panther defense to the front of the net to tie the game 1-1.
Abagail King scored the eventual game-winner at 9:29 of the second period on an assist by Emma Coley.
King and Coley had the helpers on Lily Burnside’s goal at 6:43 of the third period and Hallisey added an insurance goal a minute-10 later for the 4-1 final.
The Lakers have won two of the past three games and improve to 5-8 overall, 3-1 in conference play. Park Rapids has dropped six straight and nine of the last 10 games to fall to 2-9 and 0-3 in the Mid-State.
DL returns to Section 8A play at Crookston (1-7) Thursday, Dec. 14. The Pirates are winless in three section contests. The Lakers are 2-3.
Northern Lakers is 2-0 atop the Mid-State. DL is in second at 3-1. The two teams have a rematch in DL in the first game of the New Year on Jan. 2.Lakers blank Pirates for road victory
Anna Payne and Emma Coley scored first period goals that stood up for the remainder of the game in a 2-0 victory over the Pirates in Crookston Thursday night.
The Lakers have put together back-to-back wins for the second time this season and pulled within two games of .500 at 6-8 overall.
The Pirates (1-8) are very young with nine eighth-graders the largest class on the varsity roster and only one senior, goalie Brelee Jobe, who took the loss.
Detroit Lakes outshot Crookston 24-1 in the opening period. Jobe was tested often and was strong in turning away the remainder of the Laker attempts in the game.
Kyndra McDougall recorded the shutout.
Payne scored after Payton Carlblom held the zone and found Payne at the bottom of the circle.
Less than 30 seconds later, Coley took a feed from Abagail King for the 2-0 lead.
DL has one game left before the New Year Tuesday, Dec. 19 at home versus Fargo Davies (5-3).