MARSHALL - Teegan Wyffels and Miranda Fischer supplied much of Marshall's offense during a 13-0 Southwest Conference rout of Worthington/Fulda on Tuesday at Lockwood Motors Ice Arena.
Wyffels and Fischer each scored hat tricks with three goals and three assists - all in the first period - as both ended up with six points in the game. It sparked a 9-0 rally, helping the Tigers take control through 17 minutes.
Marshall led 2-0 in less than three minutes. Wyffels buried a pass from Fischer and Megan Vogl to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead at the 14:21 mark before Mikenna Radke scored on a pass from Lizzie Archbold and Hanna Peterson 14 seconds later.
Photo by Jenny Kirk
Marshall goalie Sierra Wagner stops the puck in the third period against Worthington/Fulda during a Southwest Conference game Tuesday at Lockwood Motors Ice Arena.
With 12:19 and 11:23 left in the first period, Wyffels set up Fischer, who deposited the next two MHS goals. At the 8:07 mark, Fischer returned the favor by assisting on Wyffels second goal of the game as the Tigers led 5-0.
Vogl and Wyffels scored 15 seconds apart to give Marshall a 7-0 lead with 6:12 left in the first period. Wyffels and Mikayla Campion assisted on Vogl's goal, while Fischer set up Wyffels for the second time.
Fischer added an unassisted tally with at the 3:07 mark before Peterson made it 9-0 Marshall on a pass from Archbold 25 seconds left.
"After a four-game road trip to begin our season, you could see our girls were excited to play at home in front of their fans," Tigers assistant coach Kevin Moran said. "We had a lot of intensity and energy, especially in the first period."
Moran was in charge for head coach Kevin Schroeder, who attended a Marshall City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Marshall improved to 1-3-1 overall and 1-0-0 against the Southwest Conference this season.
Archbold, Haley Lorenz, Jessica Blanchard and Allie Bladholm all scored second-period goals to give the Tigers a 13-0 cushion.
MHS, which outshot the Trojans 27-4 in the first period, ended up with a 42-9 advantage in shots through 51 minutes.
With the lopsided scored in Marshall's favor, Moran said many Tigers had the opportunity for ice time.
"The good thing about a game like this is that we can get our younger players some varsity-level experience during a game," Moran said. "We were able to work on a few things, defensively, and all of players were a part of it."
Tigers' goalie Sierra Wagner stopped all nine shots she faced, while her Worthington/Fulda counterpart, Bailey Kruse, had 29 saves on 42 Marshall shots.
With only two penalties in the game - one on each side - there were no power-play goals.
Marshall returns to the ice at 5 p.m. Friday, when it hosts a two-day varsity tournament against Luverne; Brookings, S.D; and Watertown, S.D. The tournament resumes action at 11 a.m. Saturday.
First Period - 1. Marshall, Teegan Wyffels (Megan Vogl, Miranda Fischer), 2:39; 2. Marshall, Mikenna Radke (Lizzie Archbold, Hanna Peterson), 2:55; 3. Marshall, Miranda Fischer (Teegan Wyffels), 4:41; 4. Marshall, Miranda Fischer (Teegan Wyffels), 5:45; 5. Marshall, Teegan Wyffels (Miranda Fischer), 8:53; 6. Marshall, Megan Vogl (Teegan Wyffels, Mikayla Campion), 10:33; 7. Marshall, Teegan Wyffels (Miranda Fischer), 10:48; 8. Marshall, Miranda Fischer (unassisted), 13:53; 9. Marshall, Hanna Peterson (Lizzie Archbold), 16:35. Penalties - None.
Second Period - 10. Marshall, Lizzie Archbold (Mikenna Radke), 1:33; 11. Marshall, Haley Lorenz (Tessa Coudron), 3:34, 12. Marshall, Jessica Blanchard (Courtney Mauch), 5:53; 13. Marshall, Allie Bladholm (Megan Vogl), 13:42. Penalties - Marshall, Bailey Archbold (tripping), 1:32.
Third Period - No scoring. Penalties - Worthington/Fulda, Coral Owens (slashing), 6:32.
Shots on Goal - Worthington/Fulda 4-3-2-9; Marshall 27-12-3-42.
Power-Play Opportunities - Worthington/Fulda 0 of 1; Marshall 0 of 1.
Goalies - Worthington/Fulda, Bailey Kruse (42 shots-29 saves); Marshall, Sierra Wagner (9 shots-9 saves).