Cougar boys runner-up at Schwan Cup

Girls hockey team second at ABRA Invites-lvs-bhock-1

The Lakeville South boys hockey team earned the silver medal in the Silver Division at the Schwan Cup during the holiday break.

The boys won two straight to make it to the final before losing to Prior Lake 3-0 on Dec. 28 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

The game was close until Prior Lake broke through in the second period. The Cougars were outshot 38-23. Tyler Schumacher had 35 saves in net.

To get to the Schwan Cup final, the Cougars defeated Roseville 3-2 in the quarterfinals on Dec. 26.s-lvs-bhock-2

Patrick Daly gave the Cougars an early lead they never gave up with assists from Nick Oelrich and Leo Steinmetz. Justin Doeden took advantage of a power play in the second period with assists from Drew Byers and Patrick Lauderdale. Lauderdale sealed the victory with an assist from Weston Baumann. Schumacher had 25 saves.

In the semifinal on Dec. 27, the Cougars withstood a furious third period from the No. 8-ranked team in Class AA Centennial to win 5-4.

The first two periods favored the Cougars – taking a 4-1 lead with goals from Baumann, Byers, Ben Freemark and Lauderdale.

Byers scored his second goal, which turned out to be the game winner, later in the second, amid a Centennial rally. The Cougars outshot Centennial 27-13 and Schumacher had nine saves.
Girls hockey
The Lakeville South girls hockey team finished second at the ABRA Invitational in Edina falling to host team Edina 2-0 on Dec. 28.

In the tournament finale, the Cougars got a few good looks in the first period and goalie Chloe Crosby gave the girls a chance with 38 saves, but Edina eventually found the back of the net.

The Cougars were outshot 40-12.

To get to the tournament final, the Cougars put together a pair of shutouts against Irondale and Duluth.

The Cougars set the tone early defeating Duluth 5-0 in the quarterfinal on Dec. 26. Janna Haeg and Ari Reid each had two goals in the victory and Chloe Batta scored the other. Crosby had 13 saves in the victory.
In the semifinal, the Cougars secured another shutout, topping Irondale 3-0 on Dec. 27. Haley Ravndalen, Kalley Ravndalen and Annabeth Smith scored in the victory and Morgan Morse helped with two assists. Crosby had 14 saves.

The Cougar wrestling team finished fifth in the 18-team Bi-State Classic Dec. 28-29 in Lacrosse, Wis., in Division I.

South was the top team from Minnesota finishing ahead of Eastview and Bloomington Kennedy.

Tommy Petersen improved to 20-0 in the season, winning the 195-pound bracket. He defeated Noah Risch from Holmen, Wis., 8-2 in the first-place match.

Shamar Williams finished in third place at 132 beating Orhan Azizi from Bloomington Kennedy 8-3 in the third-place match. Dalton Petersen was eighth at 138 and Austin Britnell was sixth at 170.
Boys basketball

The boys basketball team finished third at the Rochester Rotary Classic last weekend beating Rochester Mayo 59-44 in the third-place game with a strong defensive effort. Cody Larson was the team’s scoring leader with 15 points and Mitch Johnson added 11.

The boys defeated Rochester Century 56-53 in the quarterfinal but lost to Rochester John Marshall 83-64 in the semifinal.