Riverhawks ground Flying Warriors 11-0

By Jake Schroer

Crow River News Sports


Eleven days removed from its last game, a defeat at the hands of Achiever Academy, the well-rested North Wright County Riverhawks (2-1) scored often on the way to an 11-0 rout. Five players on the Hawks scored their first varsity goals, according to head coach Jason Johnson.

The biggest night belonged to freshman Alana Achterkirch, who scored three goals for a hat trick and added three assists for a six point night. Her sister Emily also tallied a goal on the evening. Junior Rachel King scored one goal and also had three assists. Mackenzie Johnson scored twice and recorded three assists.

The Hawks got off to a fast start, scoring three of the 11 goals in the first period, including a power play goal. Perhaps the most shocking statistic of the night was that the Hawks scored just one power play goal.

Three more goals followed in the second period, all even-strength as the Hawks controlled the game. NWC scored five more goals in the third period. Two of them were short-handed efforts. The Riverhawks finished the game outshooting the Flying Warriors by the ratio of 44 to three.

Hawks goalie Alex LaMere recorded her second shutout on the season by stopping just two shots during the game. Other NWC goals belonged to Lindsey Finnerty, Kaleigh Hamann, Paige Jensen, Anne Marie Harald and Heidi Prebonich. Overall, 12 NWC players recorded points in the game.

The Hawks played Buffalo on the road on Tuesday.