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Olson, Bailey lead 19U Comets past Williston Cougars

Posted 12/01/15 (Tue)

By Jody Michael
Makenzie Olson (five goals) and Ashlyn Bailey (three goals) each earned hat tricks to propel the Crosby Comets’ 19U girls team to a 10-2 victory on Sunday in Williston.
A.J. Larson and Addy Eriksmoen each scored a goal; Katelynn Power-Akers, Hailey Landsverk and Samantha DeJardine each had an assist (Olson added two others); and MaKenzie Knudson made six saves for Crosby (1-1).
“It isn’t always easy to get rolling with any holiday break, but I thought we played reasonably well,” Comets coach Keith Olson said. “We did a good job with assists and had several players with them.”
Williston got a first-period goal from Taylor Bakken that opened the scoring, as well as a shorthanded one from Destiny Vondal in the second period that got Williston as close as 7-2.
But Bailey’s and Makenzie Olson’s final goals, and Eriksmoen’s with 3:20 remaining, put the game away.
Crosby, which outshot Williston 44-8, led 5-1 after one, despite a handful of players having just finished playing in the preceding 14U game.
“It is tough for the younger girls to play back to back,” Keith Olson said, “but that is the card we are dealt this year, as they are a key piece of both girls teams. We lost Natasha DeJardine for injury for we don’t know how long, but got Ashlyn back from injury sooner than expected, and she played very well with three goals.”
Crosby hosts Glasgow on Saturday at 7 p.m.
“For this early in the year, it is really a key game,” Keith Olson said. “We need to get shots and put pressure on their goalie.”
Crosby 10, Williston 2
    1st    2nd    3rd    F
Crosby    5    3    2    10
Williston    1    1    0    2
1st period
Williston -- Taylor Bakken 14:34
Crosby -- Ashlyn Bailey 12:07
Crosby -- Makenzie Olson 9:15
Crosby -- Olson 7:34 (Katelynn Power-Akers)
Crosby -- A.J. Larson 2:32 (Hailey Landsverk)
Crosby -- Olson :35
2nd period
Crosby -- Olson 12:14 (Samantha DeJardine)
Crosby -- Bailey 12:04 (Olson)
Williston -- Destiny Vondal 9:00
Crosby -- Olson 7:02
3rd period
Crosby -- Bailey 11:20
Crosby -- Addy Eriksmoen 3:20 (Olson)
Goalie saves: MaKenzie Knudson 6, Holly McCoy 34
Penalty minutes: Crosby 4, Williston 4