The Rock County Fury pulled off a doubleheader sweep Thursday.
The area’s co-op girls high school hockey team beat Black River Falls 3-1 and Chippewa Falls 5-1 on the opening day of a holiday tournament hosted by Appleton Xavier in Neenah.
The Fury gave up a goal less than a minute into their opener against Black River but rallied from there.
Alyssa Knauf tied the game with a power-play goal less than two minutes before the first intermission and assisted on her sister Haley’s third-period goal.
In the second game, the Fury got two goals apiece from Sara Nerad and Anika Einbeck to run their unbeaten streak to eight.
Olivia Cronin made a total of 35 saves Thursday, giving up a goal in each game in improving to 9-2-1 for the Fury.
Rock County has won seven of its last eight games heading into the tournament finale today against the Fox Cities Stars.
ROCK COUNTY 3, BLACK RIVER 1
Black River Falls 1 0 0—1
Rock County 1 1 1—3
BR—Ellie Steinhoff (Hannah Long), 0:35. RC—Alyssa Knauf, pp, 15:16.
RC—Sara Nerad (Olivia Combs), 7:59.
RC—Haley Knauf (Anika Einbeck, A. Knauf), 16:33.
Saves—Josie Mathison (BR) 29, Olivia Cronin (RC) 19.
ROCK COUNTY 5, CHIPPEWA FALLS/MENOMONIE 1
Chippewa Falls 0 0 1—1
Rock County 1 1 3—5
RC—Anika Einbeck (Alyssa Knauf), 2:27.
RC—Haley Knauf (Einbeck), 10:18.
RC—Sara Nerad (Samantha Wells), pp, 7:13. RC—Einbeck (Wells, H. Knauf), pp, 13:06. CF—Sidney Polzin (Megan Klass, Chloe Beaudette), 13:38. RC—Nerad (H. Knauf), sh, 15:40.
Saves—Caroline O’Dell (CF) 23, Olivia Cronin (RC) 16.