By Paul Lecker
EAU CLAIRE — Eau Claire/Altoona scored four goals in the first period and went on to defeat the Marshfield girls hockey team 5-2 in a nonconference game Saturday at Hobbs Ice Arena.
Four different Stars scored in the first period as Marshfield fell behind 4-0.
Morgan Larson had a pair of unassisted goals in the second period for the Tigers, both coming in the final 1:19 of the period. However, Marshfield could not get any closer.
Alexis Straughan had 40 saves in goal for the Tigers (2-4).
Marshfield’s next game is Tuesday at Northern Edge in Rhinelander for a Great Northern Conference game.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Stars 5, Tigers 2
Marshfield 0 2 0 – 2
Eau Claire/Altoona 4 0 1 – 5
First period: 1. EA, Bobbie Schultz (Abigail Stow), 4:47; 2. EA, Dani Mestelle (Stow, Isabel McDaniel), 7:42; 3. EA, Layne Erickson (Jaiden Sullivan), 10:57; 4. EA, McDaniel, 15:13.
Second period: 5. M, Morgan Larson, 15:41; 6. M, Larson, 16:55.
Third period: 7. EA, Katelyn Hunsley (Stow), 0:41.
Saves: M, Alexis Straughan 40; EA, Miranda Bestul 15.
Records: Marshfield 2-4; Eau Claire/Altoona 2-3-1.