No matter what happens in Madison .
a statement to the rest of the state.
Both the Ona boys *and*
girls going for W-I-A-A championships.
Hilltopper girls hoping the 3-rd time's a charm.
Ona taking on Green Bay East at Alliant Energy Center
1-st period .
Ona down 1-0 .
check out this move from Theresa Knutson .
and off the redirection .
Chazlyn Anderson is there to tie it at one!
But the Hilltoppers are outshot 18-7 in the 1-st .
this Kelsey Rafferty goal makes it 3-1 Ice Bears after
the 1-st period.
The puck just not bouncing the way of the Hilltoppers.
Tim Franzini .
Theresa Knutson .
so many great chances for the nation's 2-nd leading
all time scorer ...
But 4-1 Green Bay East entering the 3-rd period.
Kelsey Raffery cleans up the loose puck to make it
But this Ona team never quits!
A furious comeback .
Kianna Kalmes makes it 5-2 .
and hold on .
here we go!
30 seconds after Jacyn Reeves makes it 5-3 ...
Theresa Knutson .
from the far point .
sends it in and scores!
?? Are you kidding me??
Career goal 286 for her.
But with momentum on Ona's side .
Ona has trouble clearing the zone .
and Kelsey Rafferty with the sneaky wraparound.
She has a hat trick.
6-4 Ice Bears with 42 seconds left.
But this Ona team never quits.
Jacyn Reeves .
with 22 seconds to go ...6-5!
One more great chance comes after that for Theresa
but it slips *just* wide.
Green Bay East clears it .
and that's it.
Onalaska falls 6-5 .
state runners up once again.
News 8 Sports Director Gregg Wavrunek has more from
standup After coming back from a 3-goal deficit in
their state semifinal game, the Hilltoppers almost
rallied down by 4 in the state championship.
Reeves I mean we like to give ourselves a challenge
I think obviously coming from behind.
I'm really glad of how we pulled together and things
didn't roll our way.
Knutson We didn't want to give up, we didn't want
to end on a bad note.
And coach said go down fighting and that's what we
did, we went down fighting and I couldn't be prouder
of my team.
Franzini The girls just never quit.
They never quit all year, they were very coachable
and they did everything we asked and fought to the
voice 2014 ended like the past two seasons - playing
on championship saturday - and now bringing home their
third straight runner-up trophy.
Knutson They've meant more than words can describe.
I loved every minute of it.
I love my team, I love playing hockey for Onalaska.
The past three years yeah we got second but we got
a lot farther than a lot of teams.
We worked hard as a team and we accomplished a lot
as a team.
standupAlong with those three trophies, Onalaska co-op's
record since 2012 is 68 and 16...a winning percentage
of over .800...a three year run any program would
be proud of.
Reporting from Madison, GW, News 8 Sports.