Girls’ hockey falls to Woodbury

Defeat attributed to lack of energy

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Abby Bartleson

Sophomore Camryn Witham races after the puck against Woodbury Jan. 21. Park lost 2-0.

Abby Bartleson and Zoe Ziessman

After a 0-2 loss against Woodbury, freshman Rowan Jansen said she was pleased with the overall performance, but the rocky second period proved costly.

“We played really well, we did good starting off the first period and came back in the third period, we just didn’t get enough shots on net,” Jansen said. 

Coach Jack Glover said the team needs to focus on staying consistent throughout the entire game.

“Something we have been talking about all year is playing three full periods,” Glover said. ”I know that we have it in us, we show flashes every game but the key for us is just stringing it together for three consecutive periods.”

According to sophomore Camryn Witham it is crucial that the team keeps up its energy and stamina through the entire game.

“We are going to practice really hard and focus on our stamina,” Witham said. “We tried hard but we should’ve tried a little bit harder.”

I hope in future games we get more shots on goal, work together and stay positive all throughout the game.”

— Rowan Jansen

Glover said he is confident in the girls’ abilities, but the team needs to be able to apply what it does in practice in its games.

“I see what we have in practice and it’s just a matter of translating what we see on game nights,” Glover said. “We as coaches see the progress they are making. We just got to keep communicating that and keep believing.”

According to Jansen, she has many hopes and goals for future games, like working together to better the team, which will hopefully reflect back on the scoreboard.

“I hope in future games we get more shots on goal, work together and stay positive all throughout the game.” 

Park is next set to face Tartan at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Tartan Ice Arena.