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Top seed Warroad has little trouble with New Ulm

By NATE GOTLIEB, Special to the Star Tribune, 02/21/18, 7:30PM CST

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Sophomore Hannah Corneliusen scored twice to lead the Warriors, riding an 11-game winning streak, to a 5-0 victory.


Warroad's Hannah Corneliusen scored an unassisted goal in the second period. Photo: Jeff Wheeler * jeff.wheeler@startribune.com

Warroad sophomore Hannah Corneliusen scored two goals last season as a freshman.

She matched that total in the second period of the Class 1A state quarterfinals Wednesday night against New Ulm at Xcel Energy Center.

Corneliusen’s back-to-back goals extended top-seeded Warroad’s 1-0 lead en route to a 5-0 victory over the unseeded New Ulm co-op. Tiffani Foster, Tahra Johnson and Madison Oelkers also scored for the Warriors (23-3-2), who won their 11th consecutive game. They haven’t lost since Jan. 4.

“Hannah’s had a tremendous 12 months,” said Warroad coach David Marvin, noting that Corneliusen scored 40 goals this year and made the USA Hockey national camp. “It’s pretty cool to see a girl stick with it and work as hard as she has.”

First report

Top-seeded Warroad defeated unseeded New Ulm 5-0 Wednesday in the Class 1A quarterfinals at Xcel Energy Center.

Hannah Corneliusen scored twice and Tiffani Foster, Tahra Johnson and Madison Oelkers also scored for the Warriors (23-3-2), who haven't lost since Jan. 4. The team is looking for its first Class 1A title since winning back-to-back championships in 2010 and 2011.

Oelkers, McKenzie Oelkers, Marlie Johnston and Kaitlyn Kotlowski assisted on goals for the Warriors.

New Ulm (23-5-1), a co-op of New Ulm, New Ulm Cathedral, Sleepy Eye and Sleepy Eye St. Mary's, was making its first state appearance since a streak of seven straight from 2009-15. Senior Ali Beltz had 38 assists and 68 goals entering the game.

Check back later for more on the game.

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