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NT tops LA in annual Quad Header ■ by bill mclean

sports@northshoreweekend.com Jackie Kingdom started the flurry of goals at Winnetka Ice Arena. Ali Griffin sustained it. And Mia Solberg capped it on Dec. 14. Three New Trier High School goals … in only two minutes — after Loyola Academy had tied the annual Quad Header game at 2-2 in the third period. “We were solid in the first two periods,” Kingdom said after NT’s 5-2 victory. “Our passion really showed in the third period. “[Near the end] we were unstoppable.” The two teams had skated to a 2-2 tie four days earlier. Loyola Academy sophomore Lindsay Getz knotted the rematch at 2-2 with a goal at the 6:29 mark of the third period. But the Northfield resident practically gave all of the credit for the goal to teammate Tess Dettling, who delivered the assist. “My stick, on the ice,” Getz said. “The pass was right there. The puck went up and in.” Dettling had netted the game’s first goal, with 3:20 left in the first period. New Trier sophomore forward Johanna Glaaser evened it at 1-1 with a breakaway goal 1:38

later. That set the stage for some drama, starring freshman defenseman Tay Munson of New Trier (12-2-1). With her team shorthanded and the clock nearing 0:00, Munson beat Loyola’s goaltender from close range. Time left in the period: 3.8 seconds. Munson had a difficult time hiding her smile — even from inside her caged helmet — as she bumped her teammates’ gloves near Loyola’s bench. “Everybody got pretty excited,” Munson said. Her father, Lenny Munson, wasn’t in the stands. He was behind NT’s bench. He also happened to be New Trier’s coach on Dec. 14, filling in for Nelson Forsberg. “We passed the puck well tonight,” said Lenny, a Loyola Academy graduate who played for the Chicago Minor Hawk AAA team and serves as one of New Trier Green’s assistant boys coaches. “Our defense … it’s so strong, so good. It gets the puck to the forwards quickly. The forwards go. Teams have a tough time keeping up with that kind of movement.” Senior goaltender Nicole Diesing got the win. For most of the game — the

Vine player: New Trier’s Ivy Dynek (No. 77) looks to center a pass during a 2-2 with Loyola on Dec. 10. NT downed Loyola 5-2 on Dec. 14.

photography by george pfoertner third contest in the Quad Header — Loyola coach Conor Sedam thought he was watching a rerun. “It was pretty similar [to the 2-2 tie on Dec. 10] for a while,” he noted after his team slipped to 9-4-2. “It was a good effort by both teams. “We didn’t get the bounces.” New Trier’s Kingdom didn’t get too pumped up after the win. It’s a long season. NT will face LA again.

“We put our heart into it tonight, 100 percent,” she said. “It was cool. But we have to stay grounded.” Notable: LA assistant coach Pete Johnson calls Getz “Cadillac” because of her smooth skating ability. Getz helped the Ramblers’ field hockey team place fourth at the state tournament in the fall. “Yes, I like ‘hockey’ sports,” she said. … Illinois Ice named Diesing 201213 goalie of the year and Forsberg

coach of the year. … Tay Munson, on hockey: “It’s my favorite sport. I like the blocking part of it.” … Kingdom and NT senior defenseman Molly Klare played for the Trevians’ state runner-up field hockey team in the fall. Kingdom was a midfielder; Klare was a defender. … Getz is as humble as they come. “I’m just glad to be here, playing for Loyola,” she said after LA’s loss to New Trier. ■

The North Shore Weekend EAST, Issue 63  

The North Shore Weekend (East Zone) is published weekly and features the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfiel...

The North Shore Weekend EAST, Issue 63  

The North Shore Weekend (East Zone) is published weekly and features the news and personalities of Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfiel...