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GIRLS HOCKEY: Flying Warriors rally for tie

After falling behind 3-1 in the first period the Brainerd Flying Warriors rallied and extended the Bemidji Lumberjacks to overtime before settling for a 4-4 tie Saturday at Brainerd Area Civic Center.

Trailing 3-2 in the third period, the Flying Warriors received goals from Sarah Sorenson and Hailey Joyce to surge ahead 4-3. Bemidji’s Karleigh Wolkerstorfer scored with 2:29 remaining in regulation, sending the game into overtime in which neither team could score.

Other Flying Warriors goals were by Sorenson in the first period and Zoe Wolhart in the second.

The Flying Warriors increased their unbeaten streak to 4-0-2 in their last six games. 

Brainerd/Little Falls gained the tie despite being outshot 31-20, including 4-1 in overtime. Kierra Howard made 27 saves for the Flying Warriors.

First period: Bem-Karleigh Wolkerstorfer (Casey Miller, Chaniel Nelson) 2:15. BLF-Sarah Sorenson (Sierra Hanowski, Lizzy Desroscher) 4:37. Bem-Allie Lapp (Nelson, Hanna Olson) 14:50. Bem-Karli Tower (Erin Booth) 15:32.

Second period: BLF-Zoe Wolhart (Kristina Anderson) 10:17.

Third period: BLF-Sorenson 11:16. BLF-Hailey Joyce (Eryn Dahl, Wolhart) 14:22. Bem-Wolkerstorfer (Amanda Hunt) 14:31. 

Overtime: No scoring.

Shots on goal: Bem 17-4-6-4—31, Brd 6-6-7-1—20

Goaltenders: BLF-Kierra Howard (27 saves), Bem-Laura Thompson 16 saves)

Overall: BLF 6-1-2. Next: Brainerd/Little Falls at Willmar 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.