PAYNESVILLE — Normally in goal for Brainerd/Little Falls, senior Sara Wennerstrand was moved to forward for Thursday’s Central Lakes Conference game against the River Lakes Stars and responded by assisting on the first Flying Warriors’ goal after 13 scoreless periods.
Brooke Mimmack netted a power play goal at 12:33 in the second period with an assist from Wennerstrand to pull the Flying Warriors to 2-1, but the Stars ripped off five unanswered goals to win 7-2.
Mariah Lennderer scored an unassisted goal for Brainerd/Little Falls late in the third period.
Sophomore Fallon Yates guarded the net for B/LF and rejected 30 of the 37 shots she faced.
River Lakes 1 4 2 — 7
Brainerd/LF 0 1 1 — 2
First period: RL-Allie Stanger (Shelby Teal, Jocie Kooiman) 2:21
Second period: RL-Stanger (Teal, Kooiman) :34; BLF-Brooke Mimmack (Sara Wennerstrand) ppg 12:33; RL-Elle Anderson (Alyssa Mead) 13:10; RL-Anderson (Stanger) 14:38; RL-Stanger (S. Ruter) 16:45
Third period: RL-S. Ruter (Meed) 3:55; RL-Stanger (Kali Covert) 7:27; BLF-Mariah Lennderer 12:52
Shots on goal: BLF 22, RL 39
Goalies: BLF-Fallon Yates (30 saves); RL-Shana Clark (20 saves)
Conference: BLF 0-4-0. Overall: BLF 0-6-0. Next: Brainerd/Little Falls vs. Lake of the Woods at Brainerd 1 p.m. Saturday.