Posted 3/08/16 (Tue)
By Jody Michael
The Crosby girls’ 19U hockey team scored twice in the second and third periods to defeat the Glasgow Ice Dawgs 5-2 in the state tournament fifth-place game Sunday in Jamestown.
“Overall I thought we played very well over the weekend, and the last two periods against Glasgow may have been the best two of the year,” Comets head coach Keith Olson said. “Our biggest challenge this year has been getting games with everyone healthy. I know we have played less than 10 games with every player available.”
Makenzie Olson gave the Comets two game-tying goals and a third score for the hat trick and a 3-2 lead before Natasha DeJardine scored twice, with 16:21 and 9:23 to play.
Olson erased a 1-0 deficit and broke a 2-2 tie with shorthanded goals. Addy Eriksmoen added two assists, and Ashlyn Bailey had one. Goalie MaKenzie Knudson made 19 saves.
Comets defeat Novas
DeJardine scored a hat trick to help the Comets defeat the Hazen-Beulah Novas 4-3 in a consolation semifinal Saturday.
“Natasha played her best hockey since I have coached her and really brought her A game,” Keith Olson said. “She has had a tough year with a few missed games due to injury but was lights-out all weekend.”
Makenzie Olson also scored, and Knudson made 24 saves.
“We did a good job of killing penalties and moved the puck well,” Keith Olson said. “Natasha had a great game with the hat trick, but we had pressure on throughout. We didn’t score on a 5-on-3, which would have given us some beathing room, but we survived the goalie pull the last two minutes and beat them for the third time.”
Makenzie Olson opened the scoring in the first period with an assist from Eriksmoen. DeJardine scored at 6:01, 8:58 and 14:30 of the second.
Comets beaten 4-1 by Stars
The third period cost the Comets dearly Friday night in a 4-1 loss to the Bottineau Stars in the quarterfinals. Bottineau scored three goals in the final 11 minutes after wiping out a 1-0 Comets lead.
“We gave up a rush to their best player and didn’t cover on the rebound,” Keith Olson said. “The last goal was empty net, but this was a very close game, and I think we acutally had better chances to score than they did; they just did more with the ones they had.”
Eriksmoen scored to give the Comets a 1-0 lead at 10:21 of the first period. Knudson stopped 27 of the 30 shots she faced.
Makenzie Olson received all-state team honors, while Keith Olson was co-coach of the year.
“All in all, it was a great state tourney,” Keith Olson said. “We were really close to pulling the upset on day one. We regrouped, showed good character and won the last two in great fashion.”
Crosby 5, Glasgow 2
1st 2nd 3rd F
Crosby 1 2 2 5
Glasgow 1 1 0 2
Glasgow -- Madison Knodel 13:22
Crosby -- Makenzie Olson :49
Glasgow -- Bailee Holstein 7:04
Crosby -- Olson 6:06 (Addy Eriksmoen, Ashlyn Bailey)
Crosby -- Olson 1:03
Crosby -- Natasha DeJardine 16:21 (Olson, Eriksmoen)
Crosby -- DeJardine 9:23 (Olson)
Goalie saves: MaKenzie Knudson 19, Autumn Gault 17
Penalty minutes: Crosby 10, Glasgow 10
Crosby 4, Hazen-Beulah 3
1st 2nd 3rd F
Hazen-Beulah 1 1 1 3
Crosby 1 3 0 4
Crosby -- Makenzie Olson 10:48 (Addy Eriksmoen)
Hazen -- Kaytlin Richardson 3:19
Crosby -- Natasha DeJardine 10:59
Hazen -- Alayanna Klein 9:37
Crosby -- DeJardine 8:02 (Olson)
Crosby -- DeJardine 2:30
Hazen -- Richardson 13:03
Goalie saves: Karlee Schmitt 39, MaKenzie Knudson 24
Penalty minutes: Hazen-Beulah 18, Crosby 10
Bottineau 4, Crosby 1
1st 2nd 3rd F
Crosby 1 0 0 1
Bottineau 0 1 3 4
Crosby -- Addy Eriksmoen 6:39 (Makenzie Olson)
Bottineau -- Victoria Gullett 10:08
Bottineau -- Megan Olson 10:11
Bottineau -- Mercedes McKay 5:20
Bottineau -- Sammy Hill :27
Goalie saves: MaKenzie Knudson 27, Alexis Gullett 19
Penalty minutes: Crosby 2, Bottineau 4.