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Glacier able to hold off AHS

Brookfield hockey team remains unbeaten

Dec. 12, 2012

Arrowhead center Hannah Bird scored two goals in nine seconds on Dec. 11, pulling the Arrowhead girls hockey team closer to the Brookfield Glacier. And in the final two minutes, the host Warhawks had a power play opportunity, but the Glacier dug in and held off their rival for a 7-6 victory at the Mullett Center.

Bird's first goal was unassisted with 6:15 remaining in the third period. Her second goal at the 6:04 mark was assisted by senior Shelby O'Connor.

"It came down to a typical Arrowhead-Glacier game," said Glacier coach Brian Smith. "Either team could have won it. There was two minutes to go, and we got a player in the box. Against a good team like Arrowhead, that can cost you. Fortunately tonight we were able to hold on."

The Glacier co-op (7-0) includes several schools, including Kettle Moraine. They scored five straight goals for a 7-4 lead over a span in the second and third periods. Sophomore defender Kelly Sorge (Waukesha North) had two of the goals. Arianna Smith (Mukwonago) scored her third goal of the night with 9:47 to play in the third period, and Jamie Ertl (Menomonee Falls) had the other score during that rally with 4:13 on the clock in the second period.

Junior Trinity Robinson (Brookfield Central) opened scoring in the first period before the Warhawks got three straight goals, two coming from sophomore forward Makenna Thomas and the other courtesy of senior forward Kara Olsen.

Smith scored early in the second period. Alex Beversdorf, a senior defender for the Warhawks, stopped the clock with her goal with 10 minutes to play in the middle stanza.

The Warhawks (5-2) had freshman Abbey Weisrock in goal, and she finished with 36 saves. Her counterpart, junior Jenna Bales (Brookfield Central), had 15 saves.

"She was a little nervous to start but I thought she did great," Arrowhead varsity girls hockey coach Jinelle Siergiej said.

Siergiej liked her team's gritty approach after falling behind by three goals, led by Bird.

"I told her she needed to go out and get a goal and she got two. She did great," Siergiej said. "We played a hard-fought battle, and the girls were exhausted at the end. That's where it ended up."

Sun Prairie tops AHS

Bird and Jade Nielsen scored goals for Arrowhead on Dec. 7, but visiting Sun Prairie won the game, 5-2. Olsen had an assist and goalie Hanna Nicholson was busy, recording 34 saves.

"We did not come out prepared for this game and it showed in our play," Siergiej said. "The majority of the game was spent in our defensive zone as Hannah (Nicholson) had over 40 shots on her. We struggled breaking the puck out all game long. I hope the girls learn from this and don't let their lack of focus happen again," she said.

On Dec. 8 the Warhawks lost another 5-2 decision against Green Bay. Thomas scored twice for the visitors. Beversdorf had an assist and Nicholson finished with 25 saves.

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