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DL Girls Hockey - Lakers capture first win of the season in W-DC

The first win was sweet for the Detroit Lakes girls' hockey team, as they picked up a 5-2 road victory in Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday.

Sophomore forward Randa Larsen netted a pair of goals, as the Lakers had their highest offensive output all season.

"It was definitely nice to get that first win and get the monkey off our back," said DL head coach Gretchen Norby. "The girls were excited about the win and the way they played, and I think they are beginning to realize it is going to take a lot of work to win hockey games."

Senior forward Emily Payne and junior Annika Anderson also notched goals, which highlighted a strong offense attack.

"We put up a good showing offensively," Norby said. "It was nice to see the scoring spread out among several different players. Randa Larsen had a good game for us, she works hard to get herself into the right position to be an offensive threat."

The Laker defense was thinned out after losing Lexie Fritz due to an injury, but the foursome were able to keep the pressure off of goalie Veronica Badurek.

"Callie and Chandra Johnson were solid for us back at defense and also with creating some good offensive opportunities," Norby said. "Veronica Badurek played well in net, coming up with some nice saves on the penalty kill, and really set the pace back there for our defense."

The Lakers (1-7) will play at Thief River Falls (5-0-1) Thursday, starting at 7:30 p.m.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.