By Paul Lecker
ONALASKA — The Marshfield girls hockey team lost its season-opener, falling 2-1 to Onalaska in a nonconference matchup Tuesday night at the Omni Hockey Arena.
All of the goals came within 3½ minutes during the second period.
Chazlyn Anderson scored 2:35 into the period for Onalaska to open the scoring.
Marshfield’s Kessa Schreiner responded with a goal off an assist from Kaylee Geiger 3:09 later, but Ashley McCaffrey scored 16 seconds later for the Hilltoppers to give them a 2-1 lead.
Onalaska outshot Marshfield 40-20.
Alexis Straughan had 38 saves for the Tigers.
Marshfield plays Point/Rapids at Wisconsin Rapids on Monday in its Great Northern Conference opener.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Hilltoppers 2, Tigers 1
Marshfield 0 1 0 – 1
Onalaska 0 2 0 – 2
Second period: 1. O, Chazlyn Anderson (Jacyn Reeves, Taylor Monroe) 2:35; 2. M, Kessa Schreiner (Kaylee Geiger), 5:44; 3. O, Ashley McCaffrey (Abbey Hoins, Jessica Morschouser) 6:08.
Saves: O, Skylar Dannoff 19; M, Alexis Straughan 38.
Records: Marshfield 0-1; Onalaska 1-0.