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Storm girls take first loss to Willmar

The Morris Benson Area girls' hockey team suffered the first loss of the season Saturday, falling to Willmar in the championship game of the Cardinal Classic.

The Storm are now 4-1 after the loss and a big win Friday in the semifinals.

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Litchfield/D-C 1

Brooke Anderson scored three goals and Dani Schultz had two goals and four assists as the Storm skated past Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 12-1 in the semifinals of the Cardinal Classic on Friday.

Sara Rajewsky added two goals and Sam Falk had two goals and two assists for the Storm. Monica Lindblad, Kelly Mahoney and Karen Simonsen also scored.

Storm goalie Brooke Falk had 18 saves.

Emma Lemke scored the only goal for the Dragons on an assist from Brittney Berning.

Willmar 4

Morris Benson Area 2

Willmar got goals from four different players and goalie Baylie Young stopped 29 shots as the Cardinals defeated the Storm 4-2 to win their own invitational Saturday.

Rebecca Freese, KyLee Hulscher, Kenzie Dahl and Ali Sing notched goals for Willmar, now 2-2 on the season.

Mahoney scored both Storm goals.

Falk had 24 saves for the Storm.

The Cardinals limited scoring opportunties for MBA's high-scoring lines, including 100-goal scorer Schultz, who assisted on Mahoney's second goal to tie the score 2-2 late in the second period.

"Our defense played exceptional," said Cardinals coach Chad Akerson. "Baylie made the first saves and the defense cleaned out so (MBA) had very few second or third chances."

The go-ahead goal and the game winner came just 24 seconds apart in the sixth minute of the third frame, scored by Dahle and Sing.