Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Norsemen cruise

by Bob St. John Sports Editor

December 13, 2012

Grosse Pointe North’s girls’ hockey team passed a couple of early-season tests last week.

The host Norsemen edged Port Huron 5-4 and Ann Arbor 4-2, improving to 3-0 in the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League.

“Both teams have good players, so we feel good about how well we played to earn two wins,” head coach Joe Lucchese said.

The Norsemen built a 5-3 lead against Port Huron, but the visitors scored on the power play with three minutes left in the third period to make it interesting.

Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Hartt made her first start of the season and made some key saves late to preserve the victory.

“Lauren did a nice job and had some big saves to help us win the game,” Lucchese said.

Senior Sara Villani and freshman Elizabeth Gallagher each scored two goals, while senior Julia Henderson tallied the home team’s first goal in the opening period.

Drawing assists were senior Jacci Sherry with two, Villani with two, and senior Bryn Moody, freshman Lindsay Gallagher, Elizabeth Gallagher, sophomore Karina Lucchese, senior Katie Bowles and senior C.J. McCarthy with one apiece.

The Norsemen held Ann Arbor’s dynamic first line, led by junior Caroline Hurd, to only two assists.

Lindsay Gallagher scored the Norsemen’s first goal with Villani assisting, and Henderson had the second goal with Moody and McCarthy netting assists.

Moody scored what turned out to be the winning goal and Elizabeth Gallagher also tallied.

Assisting on the first goal were Sherry and Henderson, and on the second was Lindsay Gallagher.