Fond du Lac 6, Chippewa Falls 3: The Warbirds led 3-0, gave up two goals, and then pulled away with three more of their own in their final regular season game.
Shelby Sabel and Brecken Overbo each had two goals for Fond du Lac (10-13-1), which also got goals from Kendalynn Acheson and Miranda Zipp. Madi Zipp had two assists.
“It was a great win to finish off the regular season,” Warbirds coach Duane Woeschnick said.
Next up for Fond du Lac is a regional game against fifth-seeded Fox Cities, Thursday at the Blue Line. The Warbirds are the 5-seed.
|Fond du Lac||3||3||0||— 6|
|Chippewa Falls||0||2||1||— 3|
First period: FDL – Shelby Sabel (Kylee Dyni, Brecken Overbo), 8:53; FDL – Kendalynn Acheson (Overbo), 15:17; FDL – Overbo (Madi Zipp), 16:19.
Second period: CF – Kennedy Kerg (Payton Rudiger), 1:54; CF – Kerg (Marisa Gibbs, Edie Reeg), 7:19 (pp); FDL – Miranda Zipp (Dyni), 10:53 (pp); FDL – Overbo (Miranda Zipp, Madi Zipp), 13:46; FDL – Sabel (Acheson), 14:49.
Third period: CF – Rudiger, 15:28.
Saves: FDL (Taryn Immel) 25, CF (Alexis Hermann 16, Jenna Lawrence 9) 25.
Central Wisconsin 6, Fond du Lac Co-op 0: The second-ranked storm (19-4-1) overpowered the Warbirds as Central Wisconsin’s Kelly Knetter had two goals and three assists.
Jade Van Buren made 56 saves for Fond du Lac.
|Fond du Lac||0||0||0||— 0|
|Central Wis.||2||3||1||— 6|
First period: CW – Kelly Knetter (Maggie Plaza, Marissa Matushak), 14:07; CW – Knetter (Katelynn Schilling, Katlyn Ramthun), 15:30.
Second period: CW – Megan Marlowe (Knetter, Martushak), 1:27 (pp); CW – Isabel Uhl-Chmiel (Knetter, Alex Gunther), 6:51; CW – Maggie Flaza (Uhl-Chmiel, Knetter), 10:27.
Third period: CW – Elizabeth Bauer (Emily Bauer, Michaela Zingler), 4:31.
Saves: FDL (Jade Van Buren) 56, CW (Lisa Fowle) 11.