Flying Warriors fall in last minute
BEMIDJI - Allie Lapp scored with 36 seconds remaining to lift the Bemidji Lumberjacks to a 6-5 win over the Brainerd Flying Warriors in a Section 8-2A game Saturday.
It was the Flying Warriors' first loss in four games while Bemidji improved to 6-10-2.
The Flying Warriors tied the game 5-5 at 15:07 of the third on a goal by Lizzy Desrocher but Brainerd/Little Falls couldn't hold off the Lumberjacks.
Bemidji outshot the Flying Warriors 33-22 with Brainerd/Little Falls goalie Kierra Howard stopping 27 shots.
Sierra Hanowski scored two goals for the Flying Warriors, Desrocher finished with a goal and two assists and Sarah Sorensen collected two assists.
The Flying Warriors scored three power-play goals, including one by Maren Brown 29 seconds into the game. Hailey Joyce scored the other Flying Warriors goal.
Brainerd/Little Falls plays at Sartell/Sauk Rapids on Tuesday in a battle of Central Lakes Conference and Section 8-2A leaders.
Bemidji 3 0 3 - 6
Brainerd/Little Falls 3 0 2 - 5
First period: BLF-Maren Brown ppg 0:29. Bem-Chaniel Nelson (Allie Heifort, Amanda Hunt) ppg 1:22. Bem-Janie Johnson (Becca Gregg, Hanna Olson) 6:06. BLF-Sierra Hanowski (Lizzy Desrocher, Sarah Sorensen) 7:41. BLF-Hanowski (Desrocher) ppg 10:01. Bem-Johnson (Heifort, Megan Phelps) 11:50.
Second period: No scoring
Third period: Bem-Nelson (Allie Lapp) 6:01. BLF-Hailey Joyce (Emily Stark) ppg 9:06. Bem-Karli Tower (Nelson) 13:48. BLF-Desrocher (Sorensen) 15:07. Bem-Lapp 16:24.
Shots on goal: Bem 11-11-11 - 33, BLF 9-4-9 - 22
Goalies: Bem-Laura Thompson (17 saves), BLF-Kierra Howard (27 saves)
Overall: BLF 11-3-2. Next: Brainerd/Little Falls vs. Sartell/Sauk Rapids at Sartell 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.