Blades girls take 7th place at State Tourney in Bismarck

Field, Ullyott make All-State Team; Schneider named Coach of the Year

The Langdon Blades were seeded ninth out of 11 teams when they competed in the State Amateur Girls High School Tournament in Bismarck on March 1-3.

Republican Sports Writer

The Blades would play four games in the tourney and finish in seventh place: They beat Bismarck in a 2-1 overtime thriller in the opening round, lost to Minot 11-2 in round two, and then went to the consolation bracket losing to Bottineau 9-2 but beating Crosby 5-3 to finish their year with a win. Overall the Langdon’s record ended at 12-19-2, and 9-12-2 in North Dakota league games. Emma Field and Savannah Ullyott were named to the All-State Team, and Head Coach Jeff Schneider was honored with Coach of the Year. Fargo beat Minot 3-1 to win the tournament title.

In their first game versus Bismarck, Blades goalie Jordan Jenson had one of her best games of the season coming up with 40 saves to get the win. Alexa Schneider and Savannah Ullyott each had a goal in the victory with Ullyott, Abby Forest and Emma Field each collecting an assist.

They met a very strong Minot team in the second round and lost by nine. Two unassisted goals were scored by Field and Schneider, while Jenson had 47 saves in the loss.

Up next for the Blades was Bottineau, a team they played seven times this season. The Blades lost this won by seven with Field and Jessi Gellner scoring goals and Gellner and Deven Johnson each getting an assists. Jenson had 39 saves.

The best offensive game for Langdon was their last game, putting in five goals versus Crosby. Ullyott and Forest each had two scores while Field had one. There were plenty of assists in this one with Forest and Schneider each getting two and one apiece from Ullyott and Regan Hoffarth. Jenson had 27 saves in the win.

On the season, Field was the leading goal scorer for the Blades with 25, while Ullyott led the team in assists with 17.