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MARSHALL —  The Willmar Cardinals rebounded from a two touchdown loss at Alexandria on Thursday with a 3-2 extra-period decision over the Marshall Tigers on Saturday at Lyons County Ice Arena in Marshall.


Hunter Schneider’s second goal of the game 2:38 into overtime ended the non-conference contest. Buzzy Tollefson assisted.

Willmar goalie Joey Benson stopped both shots he faced in overtime to finish with 16 saves. The Cards (4-3-1) put 20 salvos on the Tigers’ netminder Adam Cavazos.

Marshall (4-3) led 1-0 after one period but Schneider’s solo effort tied it 1-1 through two.

Zech Streed put Willmar up for the first time 2-1 with Schneider and Preston Peterson cooperating on the marker with 3:16 gone in the third.

But the Tigers would send it into sudden death on Quinn Horvath’s unassisted goal at 13:44.

Willmar tries for its first Central Lakes win on Thursday at St. Cloud Apollo.

Willmar 3, Marshall 2

Willmar (4-3-1)    0  1  1 1 — 3

Marshall (4-3)    1  0  1 0 — 2

FIRST PERIOD – Mar: Levi Hedman (Alex Buysse, Andrew Bell) 9:04, pp

SECOND PERIOD – Wil: Hunter Schneider 7:32

THIRD PERIOD – Wil: Zech Streed (Schneider, Preston Peterson) 3:16 … Mar: Quinn Horvath 13:44

OVERTIME – Wil: Schneider (Buzzy Tollefson) 2:38

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Joey Benson 4-4-6-2-16 … Marshall: Adam Cavazos 7-4-6-0-17

Southwest Conference

Luverne 7, Morris/Benson 0

Austin Maxwee and Toby Sengvongzay scored in the game’s first five minutes to start the Luverne landslide. The Cardinals (3-1, 5-1) outshot the Storm at Blue Mound Ice Arena 32-20.

The Storm (0-2, 2-4) saw their two-game win streak halted. They don’t play again until Dec. 26 at the River Lakes Invitational.

MBA (0-2, 2-4)    0  0  0 — 0

Luverne (3-1, 5-1)    2  4  1 — 7

FIRST PERIOD – Luv: Austin Maxwell (Chaz Smedsrud, Logan Norman) 3:52 … Luv: Toby Sengvongzay 4:22 pp

SECOND PERIOD – Luv: Andrew Verhay (Sengvongxay, Kendall Meyer) 1:30 … Luv: Skyler Wenninger (Sengvongxay, Maxwell) 6:32, pp … Luv: Smedsrud (Wenninger, Sengvongxay) 13:19 … Luv: Verhey (Gunner Olson, Logan Norman) 14:11

THIRD PERIOD – Luv: Wenninger (Jonny Solma) :59

GOALIE SAVES – Morris/Benson Area: Kyle Kennedy 25 … Luverne: Kendall Meyer 20

Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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