HUDSON, Wis. -- The Hudson girls’ hockey team shook off a 4-3 loss to the Eau Claire/Altoona Stars Tuesday night, Jan. 12, to score a season-high seven goals in a 7-1 victory over Superior Saturday, Jan. 16.
The loss to Eau Claire/Altoona was just the second of the season for the fourth-ranked Raiders while Saturday’s win gave them a record of 7-2-0. They’ll host the sixth-ranked St. Croix Valley Fusion Tuesday, Jan. 19, and travel to Oakdale, Minn. to take on North St. Paul/Tartan Thursday, Jan. 21, before hosting Chippewa Falls/Menomonie Friday, Jan. 22.
Last Tuesday against Eau Claire/Altoona, the Raiders dominated the third period but it wasn’t enough in a 4-3 loss to the Stars.
Hudson trailed 3-1 going into the third and outshot the Stars 16-3 in the final 17 minutes, scoring twice, but Eau Claire was able to get a goal of its own with just under six minutes remaining to escape with the 4-3 win.
Eau Claire led 1-0 after one before Bayley Glasspoole knotted it up with a power-play goal midway through the second period, assisted by Avery Johnson and Nikki Olund. But Eau Claire scored twice in the final four minutes of the period to open up a 3-1 lead.
Leah Parker made it a one-goal game at the 8:49 mark of the third, assisted by Maddy Mielke and Olund, but Eau Claire scored again at the 11:58 mark before Olund scored unassisted with under a minute remaining to make the final 4-3.
Hudson goalie Amelia Halunen finished with 16 saves as the Raiders outshot the Stars 26-20.
Saturday at home against Superior, Olund scored four goals and the Raiders outshot the Spartans 41-17 in a 7-1 victory.
Olund opened the scoring four minutes into the game before Johnson scored an unassisted power-play goal six minutes later. Taylor Halverson and Olund scored 15 seconds apart later in the period to put Hudson up 4-0 after one.
Halverson picked up her second goal of the game 1:49 into the second before Olund scored twice in a three-minute span around the 10-minute mark to institute a running clock. The Spartans spoiled Halunen’s shutout bid midway through the third to make the final 7-1.
Carly Tersteeg was credited with a pair of assists in the win while Parker, Glasspoole, Averie Martin and Aubrey Ross earned one each.