Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director
Luverne 11, Morris/Benson Area 0
BENSON – The Morris/Benson Area Storm opened the 2018-19 season on Friday, falling 11-0 to Luverne from the Benson Civic Center.
Billi Connell scored five goals and added a pair of assists to lead the Cardinals. Conell opened the scoring at 4:49 of the first period, adding four more in the second, including two in the first two minutes of the period.
Clair Baustian had two goals with three assists, Regan Borke added two goals, and Rylee Gee tallied three assists.
Cheyenne Schutz stopped all nine shots she saw. Leah Thompson made 26 saves in net for the Storm.
Minnesota River 12, Morris/Benson Area 1
LESEUER – Morris/Benson Area got their first goal of the season on Saturday, but fell to 0-2 on the season with a 12-1 loss to Minnesota River from the LeSeuer Arena.
Ellie Davis opened a string of four straight goals for the Bulldogs at 4:44 of the first before the Storm got one back when Kortney Sanasack scored on a feed from Hannah Zimmel.
The Bulldogs took a 5-1 lead into the first intermission, adding four unanswered second period goals, and three more in the third.
Whitney Weick had four goals for the Bulldogs, Ann Pavlo added three with an assist, and Madison Kivor stopped 26 shots.
Leah Thompson had 28 saves for the Storm.