The Tiger girls’ hockey team would come away with a 4-0 victory last Tuesday against Viroqua in non-conference play at the Milt Lunda Arena in Black River Falls.
Kaytlin Johnson would make quick work of Viroqua scoring with 4:31 elapsed in the first period to put the Tigers up 1-0.
Khloe Spors would add to the lead later in the period with 12:20 elapsed off an assist by Reghan Yourell to put the Tigers up 2-0. The goal came during a power play opportunity off a hooking penalty by Viroqua’s Emma Hughs.
The Viroqua defense would hold strong for nearly the entire second period before Yourell would put one in the net herself off a Baileigh Johnson to Spors to Yourell assist.
The Tigers would add to the lop-sided victory late in the third period when Spors would connect for the second time on the night, this time off an assist by Ellie Dolsey.
The Tigers would keep the puck away from the net the entire night with goalie Josie Mathison only having to protect the net 23 times.
In comparison, the Tigers peppered the Viroqua net putting 49 shots on goal.
The Tigers would next lace up against Medford in a non-conference match-up Tuesday coming away with an impressive 9-1 victory.
The Tigers would score three times in the first period off goals from Ashley Overlien at 6:13, Kaytlin Johnson at 8:11 and Baileigh Johnson at 9:04.
The Tigers would have an even more impressive second period scoring five goals. Scorers in this period would be Jenna Hausman at 4:06, Spors shortly after at 4:14, Taylor Gular at 12:34, Spors for the second time at 14:13 and Kaytlin Johnson at 15:06.
The lone score for the Tigers in the third period would be the second score of the evening for Baileigh Johnson at 5:16. Medford would also score at 6:34.
“We were able to spend most of the game in our offensive zone, generating 20-plus shots on net per period,” said coach Oak Moser adding that the Medford goalie battled hard to the end.
The Tigers would again keep the puck away from their net as Mathison would only have to make nine saves during the game.
The Tigers will face much tougher competition next week as they will face off against number-one ranked Hudson on Saturday and number-two ranked Eau Claire-Altoona next Tuesday.