GLENWOOD — A hat trick by Grant Bell and a solid defensive effort led the Little Falls Flyers to their third straight win of the season, a 6-0 victory over Minnewaska, in a non-conference match Friday.
Grant scored on a rocket shot at 16:34 to open the scoring.
Less than two minutes later Nathan Masog tallied on an assist from August Maciej.
“We had just done a (practice) session on pattern play, finishing and taking the ball to the net and they did it just like in practice for that second goal,” said Little Falls coach Julie Bell.
Taylor Kottschade’s goal at 38:50 gave the Flyers a 3-0 lead at the half.
Bell opened the second-half scoring with his second goal and then assisted on the next when, breaking down the center, he passed to Mark Anez on the right side, who one-touched it in for the goal. Bell wrapped up the scoring with an unassisted goal at 72:31.
Mike Stumpf was perfect in the net turning away the four shots he faced.
“We got a good defensive effort from Kyle Gapinski and Joe Kornbaum,” said Bell. “We’ve got some new kids playing, working on different positions and really stepping up.”
Little Falls 3 3 — 6
Minnewaska 0 0 — 0
First half: LF-Grant Bell (Thomas Bell) 16:34, LF-Nathan Masog (August Maciej) 18:18, LF-Taylor Kottschade (Spencer Lubbers) 38:50
Second half: Grant Bell (Frank Jeffries) 59:50, LF-Mark Anez (Grant Bell) 69:57, LF-Grant Bell 72:31
Shots on goal: LF18, M 4
Goalkeepers: LF-Mike Stumpf (4 saves), M-Ethan Anderson (12 saves)
Overall: LF 3-0. Next: Princeton vs. Little Falls at Belle Prairie 5 p.m. Tuesday.