After winning their home opener on Thursday, the Woodbury girls' hockey team went on the road to play Simley on Saturday night. The Royals were shut out 2-0 in a loss that evened out their record to 2-2 on the season.
The score remained tied 0-0 in the first period, but Simley broke the game open with two goals in the second period. Those two goals made up the score as Anna Julius had an opportunity in the goalie position tonight for the Royals.
Julius had 20 saves opportunities and 18 saves to create a strong night guarding the net on Saturday.
Woodbury will start its conference season on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m. against rival East Ridge at the HealthEast Sports Center.
It was the home opener for the Woodbury girls' hockey team on Thursday night and the Royals were determined to win their opener. Woodbury faced off against Rochester John Marshall and took control of the game early and never looked back.
This resulted in the Royals winning 5-0 to improve their record to 2-1 in the early part of the season.
The game started with two goals in the first period as Hayley Zwakman and Isabel Lippai each scored a goal. Nicole Stickels and Lippai each earned assist credit on Zwakman's goal.
The Royals led 2-0 heading into the second period and Elizabeth Molnau and Isabel Burt extended that lead with goals from each of them. Woodbury had assists from Isabel Chmielewski and Zwakman with Molnau's goal, while Elizabeth Lange and Maya Struve each earned assist credit in Burt's goal.
Woodbury was up 4-0 in the third period and the Royals continued scoring as Struve found the back of the net to make it a 5-0 lead and win. Amelia Karelitz and Lange helped out with the assist in the goal.
Woodbury's goalie Erica Gillen only had six shots at her goal, but she saved all of them to complete the shutout in the win on Thursday night.
The Woodbury girls' hockey team was hoping to carry the momentum from their road win over Hastings last weekend into Tuesday's game at Mound Westonka.
The White Hawks took the lead in the first period and never looked back as Mound Westonka won 4-1 to even out Woodbury's record to 1-1 on the season.
Mound Westonka scored in the first period to make it a 1-0 game heading into the second period. In the second, the White Hawks added one more goal before Olivia Mishacoff cut the lead in half with a Royals' goal.
Mound Westonka added one more in the second and another in the third period to make it a 4-1 game in the end. Woodbury had five penalties throughout the game and one of the White Hawks' goals came from a power play in the first period.
The Royals will have their home opener at HealthEast Sports Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. against Rochester John Marshall before starting their conference season next week.