The Badger Lightning played on a rainy, thunder Saturday afternoon against the Medford Raiders. The teams managed to play through 12 penalties and be cohesive to combine for 12 goals.
The Badger Lightning opened the scoring at 3:59 of the first on a goal by Bella Bowden with an assist from Bailey Babcock. The Raiders tied the game on a power play goal by Emily Schafer with an assist from Kristen Brandner at 11:34. Schafer gave the Raiders the lead fifty-three seconds later with an unassisted goal. Kayla Capener tied the game with 2:13 showing on the clock with Babcock and Bowden assisting on the goal for the Lightning. Emily Patton boosted the Badger Lightning back into the lead, while on the power play, at 15:08 with an assist from Kaylee Engal. Medford trailed 3-2 at the end of the first period.
Kaylee Engal scored an unassisted goal at 1:01 to increase the Lightning lead to two. The Raiders' Schafer cut the lead to one with an assist from Kyla Kennedy at 8:31. Medford tied the game with fifty-three seconds remaining in the second on a power play goal by Kyla Kennedy with an assist from Kiersten Crass.
The Badger Lightning jumped into the lead forty-three seconds into the third period, when Bowden scored her second goal with Babcock and Capener being credited with assists. Mallory Ruhland increased the Lightning lead to two with an assist from Patton at 4:44 of the third. Capener collected her second goal of the game at 12:37 with Babcock and Bowden assisting. The Raiders' scored the final goal of the game with 3:33 showing on the clock as Crass and Kennedy assisted on Schafer's fourth goal of the game. Badger Lightning won 7-5.
Katlyin Elder had 31 saves for the Badger Lightning, while Alex Nicks had 35 saves for the Raiders.