By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD – Nell Eichten scored three times in the first period to push the Marshfield girls hockey team out to an early lead and a 5-1 victory over Medford on Friday night at the Marshfield Ice Arena.
Eichten scored three goals 6 minutes apart to put the Tigers out to a 3-0 lead early.
Lexi Dupee and Morgan Larson added goals in the third period for Marshfield, which evens its record at 3-3 in the Great Northern Conference and improves to 4-6 overall.
Medford is now 1-7-1 and 0-6 in the GNC.
Marshfield outshot Medford 41-11. Alexis Straughan made 10 saves for the Tigers.
Marshfield is back in action Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with a nonconference game at home against Stoughton.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Raiders 1
Medford 0 0 1 – 1
Marshfield 3 0 2 – 5
First period: 1. MAR, Nell Eichten (Morgan Larson), 5:03; 2. MAR, Eichten, 7:48; 3. MAR, Eichten, 11:10.
Third period: 4. MED, Amanda Bauer (Joelle Zenner, Mikayla Kelz), 2:43; 5. MAR, Lexi Dupee (Kaylee Geiger, Eichten), 3:48; 6. MAR, Larson, 8:45.
Saves: MED, Makayla Hanson 36; MAR, Alexis Straughan 10.
Records: Medford 1-7-1, 0-6 Great Northern Conference; Marshfield 4-6, 3-3 GNC.