Courtesy of the Worthington Daily Globe.
WASECA — The second period has not been kind to the Worthington boys hockey team.
Monday night was more of the same in that regard. In the first and third periods, the Trojans allowed Waseca to score only three goals. In the second it scored six. All of that added up to a 9-1 Big South Conference loss for Worthington.
“It was those same second period troubles,” Trojans’ head coach Paul Olsen said. “It was penalties and we stopped doing what we were doing in the first period.”
In the opening frame, Olsen commended his team for how well it moved and passed the puck. In the second, that wasn’t the case anymore and the Bluejays took advantage.
By the time Worthington got on the scoreboard in the third period, it already trailed 7-0.
The goal came courtesy of sophomore forward Karter Honius. Just 1:53 into the final period, he scored off an assist from junior Jordan Jensen.
The Trojans (0-15 overall, 0-12 Big South) will get a chance to bounce back on its home ice at 7:30 p.m. tonight against New Ulm.
“We’ve gotta try to put it together and get this second period thing figured out,” Olsen said.
Worthington 0 0 1 — 1
Waseca 1 6 2 — 9
Waseca 10, Worthington 0
WASECA — The Worthington Trojans were blanked by the Waseca Bluejays Monday night. The Trojans struggled to break through the Bluejay defense and only managed two shots on goal.
Worthington played good defense in the first period. It only allowed two goals, but as the game went on the home team didn’t slow down. Waseca had even scoring all around. The Bluejays had seven different players find the back of the net.
Bailey Kruse had a quality night at goalie. The sophomore totaled 35 saves off 45 shots.
WHS falls to 0-15 and will be in action again tonight against New Ulm.
Worthington 0 0 0 — 0
Waseca 2 4 4 — 10