The Rhinelander/Antigo girls' hockey team rallied back on Monday after being down 3-0 in Minocqua, but came up short and would fall 4-2 in the Great Northern Conference matchup.
Lakeland would tally the first three goals of the night, including two in the opening period. Asucena Boyer started the scoring off at 4:48 after putting home a shot after a scramble in front the net. Then at 13:53, Lauren Godfrey scored only five seconds into a powerplay after Rhinelander’s Jade Forster was called for hooking.
At 4:02 in the second period Lakeland/Tomahawk would score their third goal from Maggie Wohlleber and would take a 3-0 lead after outshooting Northern Edge 31-7 in the first two periods.
With less then two minutes left in the second period, senior Kourtney Carrico gave the Edge life and scored an unassisted goal to pull Northern Edge with two-goals. Carrico had a breakaway and was able to put her shot past goalie Mariah Lear to not only put the Edge on the board, but momentum down the stretch.
After Wohlleber was called for hooking, Northern Edge would score in less then a minute into the powerplay. Sophomore Jade Forster connected top shelf at 12:11 to bring the Edge within one-goal.
But approximately two minutes later and less than three minutes left in regulation, Godfrey of Lakeland would tack on her second goal and give them a cushion in the closing minutes.
Overall Lakeland/Tomahawk outshot the Edge 41-11 on the night including a 17-2 advantage in the opening period. Northern Edge goalie Alicia Turunen would record 37 saves in the loss.
The Edge will be back in action on Saturday for a non-conference game against Marquette. Faceoff is scheduled for 1:00PM at the Langlade County Multi-Purpose Building in Antigo.