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Warriors roll past Redbirds


Waldorf Warriors LogoBy: Waldorf Sports Information Director

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – The Waldorf University hockey team rolled past Illinois State University in a 9-0 shutout on Friday.

Fourteen players scored at least one point for the Warriors (9-2), who entered the night ranked No. 8 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Central Region poll.

Juniors Matthew LiggettDrew Soderberg and senior Jacob Bales each produced two goals for the Warriors. Seniors Alex FlemingSpencer Johnson and Reed Loucks also scored goals for Waldorf.

The Warriors received a pair of assists from juniors Jeffrey BartelBuddy Napier, sophomore Ryan Veillet and freshman Tyler Wilson.

Junior Dustin Stevens put together a 10-save shutout.

Tyler Arneson faced 54 shots and came up with 45 saves.

Waldorf outshot the Redbirds (5-9) by a 54-10 margin.

Liggett drilled a goal nine minutes into the first period after capitalizing off passes from Wilson and Veillet. Loucks found the back of the net two minutes later to give Waldorf a 2-0 lead. Johnson and freshman Eric Long were credited with assists. Soderberg scored during the 19th minute of the first period off a pass from Napier.

Bales netted a goal two minutes into the second period with Bartel and freshman Jason Roeske on the assists. During the 12th minute of the second period, Bartel added another goal to give Waldorf a 5-0 lead. Senior Jess Engquist and junior Jeremy Navarro assisted on the score. Liggett gave the Warriors a six-goal lead 18 minutes into the second period with Wilson and Veillet on the assists.

Four minutes into the third period, Soderberg connected for a goal off a pass from Napier. Johnson turned in a power-play goal two minutes later after capitalizing off passes from Bartel and Liggett. Fleming delivered a score assisted by Soderberg 14 minutes into the third period.

Waldorf concludes its series with Illinois State on Saturday in a 2 p.m. matchup at Albert Lea City Arena.