Playing two games Wednesday may have taken its toll on the Rock County Fury.
After winning a pair of games to open a holiday invite in Eau Claire, they lost 3-2 in overtime to Fox Cities on Thursday.
The Fury, the area’s co-op girls hockey team, are now 11-2-2 overall.
“It was a great tournament against some of the top teams,” Rock County coach Luke Steurer said. “It was nice seeing where we are at about the halfway point of the season. I have been very impressed with our team and how hard the girls work on and off the ice.”
In the first game Wednesday, Rock County scored five second-period goals on the way to beating Appleton United 6-2. Dani Heitsman (Milton) scored one goal and assisted on two others, and Haley Knauf (Albany) scored twice.
In the second game, the fourth-ranked Fury topped sixth-ranked Beaver Dam 2-1. Anika Einbeck (Monroe) and Maggy Henschler (Milton) scored unassisted goals for the Fury.
“Our girls played fast and aggressive,” Steurer said. “McKaylie (Buescher) came up with some big saves to help keep us in the game. I was very impressed with our team especially in the 3rd period.”
The Fury never led on Thursday against Fox Cities, which is receiving votes in the latest state poll. Fox Cities got a pair of goals, including the game-winner less than 90 seconds into overtime, from Lauryn Hull.
The Fury host Viroqua in a Badger Conference game Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at SLICE Arena in Monroe.
ROCK COUNTY 6, APPLETON UNITED 2
Rock County 1 5 0—6
Appleton 0 1 1—2
RC—Haley Knauf (Dani Heitsman, Anika Einbeck), 8:13.
RC—Zoie Steig, 0:08. A—Annika Herman (Riley Mavlik, Sydney Thompson), 2:02. RC—Heitsman, 3:22. RC—Knauf (Steig, Anne Runde), 6:06. RC—Einbeck (Alyssa Knauf, Heitsman), 14:34. RC—Maggy Henschler (Ally Burk, Kaitlynn Beyer), 16:02.
Saves—McKaylie Buescher (RC) 14, Emily Fischer (A) 48.
ROCK COUNTY 2, BEAVER DAM 1
Rock County 1 0 1—2
Beaver Dam 0 0 1—1
RC—Anika Einbeck, 8:00.
RC—Maggy Henschler, 9:46. BD—Hattie Verstegon, pp, 14:01.
Saves—Buescher 22, Abby Oken (BD) 34.
FOX CITIES 3, ROCK COUNTY 2 (OT)
Rock County 1 0 1 0—2
Fox Cities 1 0 1 1—3
FC—Lauryn Hull (Maddy Jablonski), 9:09. RC—Maggy Henschler (Dani Heitsman, Kaitlynn Beyer), 12:33.
FC—Jablonski (Lauren Fine), sh, 2:50. RC—Heitsman (Cammie Ganshert), pp, 4:03.
FC—Hull (Jablonski), 1:28.
Saves—Buescher 18, Annalisse Moyel (FC) 15, Hattie Berndt (FC) 12.