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Dragon boys shut out Trojans

LITCHFIELD – In what head coach Chris Olson called a “gutty win,” Dylan Schutz scored the game’s only goal in the second period and goaltender Darby Halonen stopped all 26 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season, a 1-0 victory Tuesday over the visiting Trojans.

Olson noted that the team was already missing several players coming into the game, and then lost another during the game due to illness.

“It took everyone for that win,” Olson said. “We worked so hard, and some things we have been really pushing for in practice were there in the game. We blocked shots, got in guys’ ways, and went hard into corners. It was a tough battle, but a character builder for us.”

New Prague outshot LDC 26-22. Collin Dorzinski stopped 21-22 shots in net for the Trojans.

Raisanen had the only assist on Schutz’s goal.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

DC/L swimmers win triangular

COLD SPRING – The Chargers defeated both Rocori and St. Cloud Apollo in a Triangular meet Tuesday.

DC/L beat St. Cloud Apollo 63-37, and Rocori 87-14.

The team swam well, said DC assistant coach Nathan Youngs, with 38 season-best improvements.

The Chargers won six out of 12 meets on the evening. Theo Kulzer (50 Free), Sam Resop (100 Fly), Jackson Resop (100 Free), and Kuel Johnson (100 Backstroke) all took first individually, while the 200 Free and 400 Free relay teams also took first.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Dragon girls fall to Trojans

NEW PRAGUE – The Trojans got two goals from Payton Hard, and goaltender Mariah Marek stopped 16-of-17 shots, as New Prague (12-5-1) defeated the visiting Dragons 3-1 Tuesday in WCC play.

New Prague scored the first three goals of the game, including two in the second period, and another in the third. Courtney Carlson spoiled the Marek’s shutout bid with a power play goal at 12:41 of the third period, assisted by Mary Ridgeway.

New Prague outshot LDC 44-17. Stilwell stopped 41-of-44 shots in net for the Dragons.

Rockets dominate boards in win over DC boys bb

COKATO – Poor shooting and rebounding spelled the Chargers’ undoing in a 57-30 home loss to Rockford (7-4) Tuesday.

DC shot just 28% from the floor (including 2-13, 15% from outside), while the Rockets hit at a 46% clip.

Rockford also dominated the boards, outrebounding DC 40-21, including a 15-5 tally on the offensive glass.

The Chargers struggled to contain Rockets’ 7-footer Calvin Sisk inside. Sisk had 14 points and 11 rebounds, including five offensive boards.

Collin Krick led DC with 13 points.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Rockford press too much for DC girls

ROCKFORD – The momentum from their first victory against HLWW Saturdaydid not carry over into the Chargers’ next game Tuesday, on the road at Rockford.

The Rockets (10-4) used a stifling full-court press to force DC into numerous turnovers in the first half, as Rockford took a 31-point lead at halftime, 45-14.

“It’s simple, we just didn’t handle [Rockford’s] physicality,” said Walters. “They pressed us hard, and made it look like we’d never seen a press before.”

Nine different players scored for DC, with Ka. Lee leading the way with six points.

Check out Friday’s Enterprise Dispatch for a full recap.

Sports Schedule, Week of Jan. 18 – 24

FRIDAY, JAN. 18

DC girls basketball vs. New London-Spicer, 7 p.m.

DC gymnastics at Waconia, 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, JAN. 19

LDC boys hockey at Hutchinson, 7 p.m.

LDC girls hockey vs. Willmar, 2 p.m.

DC wrestling at HLWW Invitational, 9:30 a.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 22

LDC boys hockey at Waconia, 7 p.m.

LDC girls hockey vs. Waconia, 7 p.m.

DC boys basketball vs. Annandale, 7 p.m.

DC girls basketball at Annandale, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 24

LDC girls hockey at Mound Westonka, 7 p.m .

DC wrestling at GSL, 5 p.m.

DC/L boys swimming vs. Hutchinson, 6 p.m.