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Detroit Lakes girls' hockey splits key section games

A reality check for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team is what allowed for a comeback from two goals down in the first period, in Saturday's 6-3 win in Pequot Lakes.

"In the first (period) we really didn't play our game," said DL head coach Dan Maloney. "But we came back in the second, regrouped and starting moving our feet better."

Not only were the girls moving their feet better, but they were finding the net in rapid fashion, scoring two goals in the second period giving them a 3-2 advantage.

"They recognized that they weren't playing their best and got back out there and took control," Maloney said.

The third period showed the girls improving more as they tacked on three more goals.

The Lakers were led in scoring by freshman Brianna Seebold, who tallied four points (two goals and two assists.)

"She works exceptionally hard," said Maloney of Seebold. "She's getting recognition and really starting to shine a bit."

The Lakers 6-3 win was a result of the girls' dominant 42-20 shots margin.

"Every player on the bench is developing into their own role on this team," Maloney added.

The Lakers will travel to Bemidji on Thursday for a 7:30 game and then Saturday to East Grand Forks.

Morris/Benson takes big section game from Lakers

In a game which could have meant securing a potential No. 3 seed in the upcoming section playoffs, the Lakers couldn't quite seal the deal in a 6-3 loss to Morris/Benson Tuesday.

The Lakers had plenty of comeback in them, after trailing by a deficit of 3-2 after taking an early 1-0 lead in the first period.

Seebold scored the first goal of the game at the 13:47 mark of the opening period on a power play score on an assist by Jayne Harms.

M/B went on a three-goal streak on tallies by Sara Rajewsky, Sam Falk and Kelly Mahoney.

DL made an attempt at the lead, with Seebold striking for her second score, which came with 55 seconds remaining in the second period on an unassisted effort.

But the momentum was soon shifted to the home team, as M/B scored two more goals by Dani Schultz and Rajewsky to open the third period.

Melissa Gravelle's goal at the 10:03 mark pulled DL back to within 5-3, but the game was salted away on Rajewsky's third score.

DL goalie Winona Goettel finished the game with 28 saves.

(Brian Wierima contributed to the article).

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Morris/Benson, Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Lakers 1 1 1 - 3

M/B 2 1 3 - 6

First period -- 1. DL, PP Brianna Seebold (Jayne Harms) 13:47; 2. MB, Sara Rajewsky (UA) 15:59; 3. MB, Sam Falk (Dani Schultz, Dani Staples) 16:34.

Second period -- 4. MB, Kelly Mahoney (Schultz, Falk) 4:52; 5. DL, PP Seebold (UA) 16:05.

Third period -- 6. MB, Schultz (Mahoney, Falk) 7:56; 7. MB, Rajewsky (Katia Vantries) 9:35; 8. DL, Melissa Gravelle (Emily Raboin) 10:03; 9. MB, Rajewsky (UA) 13:50.

Saves -- DL (Winona Goettel) 28...MB (Brooke Falk) 28.

Detroit Lakes at Pequot Lakes, Saturday, Jan. 24.

Patriots 2 0 1 -- 3

Lakers 1 2 3 -- 6

First Period -- 1. PL, Emily Erickson (Alex Palm) 3:20; 2. PL, Kaylyn Eggena (Mandy Carlson) 4:29; 3. DL, Brianna Seebold (Katie Mollberg) 14:44;

Second Period -- 4. DL, Kensie Nielsen (Brita Johnson) :59; 5. DL, Callie Johnson (Brianna Seebold) 5:05.

Third Period -- 6. DL, Brianna Seebold (Emily Raboin) 5:23; 7. DL, Callie Johnson (Brianna Seebold) 9:49; 8. DL, Ashley Friesen (Kortni Ackerson, Emma Butzer) 11:06; 9. PL, Kaylyn Eggena (Sam Henrichs) 14:12.

Saves -- PL (Brooke Serfling) 36... DL (Winona Goettel) 17