Grace Hanson

Hudson’s Grace Hanson (12) is congratulated by teammate Maggie McConnell after scoring the Raiders’ first goal of the game in their 4-0 victory over River Falls Tuesday night, May 9, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / Star-Observer photo

Hudson cemented its position in first place in the Big Rivers Conference by shutting out second place River Falls 4-0 Tuesday night in River Falls.

The victory assured Hudson one of the three spots in the championship bracket of the conference round-robin tournament at 6-0-1 (19 points), with New Richmond, River Falls and Eau Claire Memorial in the running for the final two spots.

The Tigers wrapped up first round conference play with a 2-1 victory at Superior Tuesday night to move into second place, at least for now, at 5-3-0 (15 points). River Falls and Eau Claire Memorial are currently tied for third at 4-1-2 each (14 points) with one game remaining.

River Falls will end first round play Thursday at home against Chippewa Falls (2-4-1), while Eau Claire Memorial will host Rice Lake (2-4-0). Both can leapfrog New Richmond and qualify for championship bracket play with wins. Hudson will finish its first round conference schedule Thursday at Superior (1-5-1).

Tuesday night in River Falls, the Raiders scored the only goal of the first half on a high, arcing shot by Grace Hanson from 25 yards out along the right hash marks in the 19th minute of the game.

The Raiders went up 2-0 off a corner kick in the third minute of the second half and Sophia Nault drilled a low shot from the left side on the run to the far post about 10 minutes later to make it a 3-0 game.

Hudson’s final goal came on a header by Natalie Ramthun off a corner kick with just over 15 minutes remaining.

BRC round-robin play will begin Thursday, May 18. 

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