Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Sunsets go 2-2 in Arizona

Women's hockey at Tucson

Wendy Speth (5 goals, 2 assists) and Nicole Perkins (4 goals) led the Sun Valley Sunsets in the scoring column during a six-team women's ice hockey "A" tournament at Tucson, Arizona Nov. 13-14.

The Sunsets went 2-2 over two days and captured fourth place. All 12 Sunset skaters notched points over four games, but goalie Joanie Whitcomb suffered a broken collarbone in the second game and was sidelined.

Lucy Chubb (assist to Speth), Tizz Miller (Christl Holzl) and Speth (unassisted) lit the light for the Sunsets in a 3-1 win over the Phoenix Scorpions that opened Sun Valley action in the six-team "A" tournament at Tucson.

The Phoenix Blues nipped the Sunsets 5-4 in the second game, despite three goals by Speth. Nicole Perkins added a single, and assists were credited to Liza Weekes, Michele Hampton, Sarah Benson and Chubb.

A Phoenix player ran into Whitcomb in the second game and Joanie was replaced between the pipes by coach Chris "Chrissy" Benson. In the final game, a Tucson Chilly Pepper "B" goalie filled in for the Sunsets.

In the third game, Perkins recorded the three-goal "hat trick" in a 6-2 Sunsets victory over the Tucson Chilly Peppers. Chubb, Speth and Kris Miller added the other goals. Assists went to Speth, Gould, Jennifer Embree, Tizz Miller and Kris Miller.

The Sunsets dropped a 4-2 decision to the Phoenix Scorpions in the third-place game Nov. 14. Gould had an unassisted goal and Julie Bell tallied the second, from Hampton.

Final weekend scoring statistics: Speth 5/2, Perkins 4/0, Chubb 2/1, Tizz Miller 1/1, Kris Miller 1/1, Hampton 0/2, Gould 1/1, Holzl 0/1, Weekes 0/1, Sarah Benson 0/1, Embree 0/1 and Bell 1/0.

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