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ABOVE: Willmar junior forward Miranda Roelofs, left, puts a shot just wide of the net guarded by Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato junior goalie Danielle Elam during the first period of the Willmar Invite Friday. Roelofs later scored in the third period. Tribune photo by Rand Middleton.

Girls Hockey: Cards, Austin to meet for Willmar Invite title


WILLMAR -- Two goals in a span of just over four minutes midway through the third period rallied Willmar past Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 2-1 in the first round of the Willmar Invite Friday at Cardinal Arena.

Shots from Miranda Roelofs and Shelby Schneider found the back of the net for Willmar (2-1) to lift the Cardinals into today's championship game against Austin (1-2) at 4 p.m. Austin blanked Morris/Benson Area squad 11-0 in the first game Friday.

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