Warroad's Genevieve Hendrickson was congratulated by the bench on the first of her two second period goals. Photo: Jeff Wheeler * email@example.com
Warroad teammates call Genevieve Hendrickson “Geno,” which pairs phonetically with “gino,” hockey slang for a goal.
The nickname fit well Wednesday as Hendrickson’s hat trick fueled the undefeated Warriors’ 4-0 quarterfinal victory against St. Paul United.
Goals from Hannah Corneliusen and Hendrickson a little more than two minutes apart in the first period produced an early lead.
No. 1-ranked Warroad (27-0-1) didn’t relent. Hendrickson doubled her team’s lead after two periods with a pair of power-play goals. The second one came with just nine seconds left in the period.