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Ona Co-op ready for another skate at State

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2012 appearance of Onalaska Girls Hockey at State 2012 appearance of Onalaska Girls Hockey at State

Onalaska, WISCONSIN (WXOW)  The Onalaska co-op girls hockey team brings together players from four different schools with one singular purpose, to win the state tournament.

That's what they'll try to do in Madison this weekend.

For the second straight year the Hilltoppers head to the Alliant Energy Center for the WIAA State Tournament.

And they do so focused on revenge.

After winning a four-overtime thriller in the semifinals last year.

They lost to the Central Wisconsin Storm in the finals.

This year, Onalaska will try to weather the Storm in the semifinals.

The Hilltoppers make it pretty plain what's driving them in this one.

"We're hoping to really take it to them this year. We really improved throughout the season. I think that will help us out a lot," said senior Molly Coughlin.

"It's all revenge. Beating them would be the best thing for me right now. They ended our season short. Hopefully we can beat them. We will beat them," said senior Baylee Darling.

"We had a good idea on what they would do and what they're good at last year, but our legs were heavy after playing the overtimes. We were tired. They were a good team last year. They lost 9 seniors, so they're a different team this year," said head coach Eric Bugenhagen.

The Hilltoppers and Central Wisconsin drop the puck Friday at noon at the Alliant Energy Center.

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