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Warriors sink Vikings, net team-record 13 goals in series opener

Waldorf Warriors LogoBy: Waldorf Sports Information Director

ALBERT LEA, Minnesota – Behind a dominant performance, the Waldorf University hockey team set single-game school records for goals and margin of victory in a 13-1 win over Augustana College on Friday.

Junior Matthew Liggett and senior Spencer Johnson each delivered hat tricks for the Warriors (7-2), who entered the night ranked No. 8 in the latest American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division II Central Region poll.

Liggett added two assists to record five points. Waldorf senior Alex Fleming also provided five points with two goals and three assists. Sophomore Ryan Veillet turned in a team-high six points, notching a goal and dishing out five assists.

Freshman Tyler Wilson finished with four points, aiding the Warriors with a goal and three assists. Junior Jeffrey Bartel produced three points as he scored a goal and tallied two assists. The Warriors received two points each from juniors Drew Soderberg and Buddy Napier, who closed out the night with one goal and one assist apiece.

Senior Artem Savelyev and freshman Eric Long contributed one assist each, giving Waldorf 10 players who accounted for at least one point in the offensive onslaught.

Benjamin Sera scored the only goal of the game for the Vikings (0-5) while converting on a power play with 3 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the game. Brandon Maize was credited with the assist.

The Warriors converted on two of their three power plays and controlled possession all night, outshooting Augustana by a 68-7 margin. On the attack from the drop of the puck, they scored four times in each of the first two periods and tacked on five goals in the third period.

Waldorf junior goaltender Hunter Marsh recorded six saves while facing seven shots. Augustana’s David Volkman collected 55 saves against 68 shots.

The Warriors and Vikings conclude the season series on Saturday, starting at 2 p.m. at Albert Lea City Arena.