Girls Hockey: Willmar ties up Alexandria, 3-3
ALEXANDRIA -- A quick start from both Cardinal teams cooled off as Willmar and Alexandria skated to a 3-3 tie Tuesday in a Central Lakes Conference girls hockey game.
Willmar (2-6-1, 11-9-1) held a 2-1 lead after the first period, but Alexandria (7-3-1, 11-7-2) knotted the game with two goals in the second period. Both teams were then held scoreless in the third period and the eight-minute overtime session. It was Willmar's first tie of the season.
"Alexandria went with three lines and we tried to match (lines), but their third line was better, bigger and faster," said Willmar coach Lee Wierschem. "That wore us out in the end as we didn't get a shot on net in overtime."
Erin Sheehan scored 4½ minutes into the game to give Willmar a quick 1-0 lead. Alexandria, second in the CLC standings, answered just under 10 minutes later, but KyLee Hulscher put Willmar ahead again with 1:43 left in the opening period.
Alexandria then netted two goals in the first 6½ minutes of the second period to take control. Becca Freese tied it at 3-3 for Willmar on a goal that was assisted by Mackenzie Dahle and Sheehan with just under three minutes remaining in the period.
Alexandria outshot Willmar 30-18 as the visiting Cardinals were held to just four shots on net in the final 25 minutes of play.
Willmar hosts Brainerd/Little Falls Thursday in another CLC game.
Willmar 3, Alexandria 3
Willmar (2-6-1, 11-9-1) 2 1 0 0 -- 3
Alexandria (7-3-1, 11-7-2) 1 2 0 0 -- 3
FIRST PERIOD - Wil: Erin Sheehan (Kayte Cole) 4:36 ... Alex: Michelle Anez (unassisted) 14:11 ... Wil: KyLee Hulscher (Sam Thompson) 15:17
SECOND PERIOD - Alex: Shelby Iverson (Claire Illies, Jessica Waldack) 1:09 ... Alex: Alyssa Haugen (Waldack, Beth Rindy) 6:37 ... Wil: Becca Freese (Mackenzie Dahle, Sheehan) 14:07
THIRD PERIOD - no scoring
OVERTIME - no scoring
GOALIE SAVES - Willmar: Baylie Young 27 ... Alexandria: Lindsey Lien 15
SC Icebreakers 5, River Lakes 4
Rachel Prozinski, Jenn Paul and Jessica Kooiman all scored in the second period to give River Lakes a two-goal advantage, but the St. Cloud Icebreakers then netted three goals in the final 25 minutes to remain on top of the conference. Katie Haus netted the winning goal with 1:58 left in overtime.
River Lakes (1-8-2, 7-12-2) 1 3 0 0 -- 4
SC Icebreakers (9-3, 14-7) 1 1 2 1 -- 5
FIRST PERIOD - SCI: Maggie Kippley (unassisted) 11:33 ... RL: Megan Bergeson (Kelsey Athmann) 14:19
SECOND PERIOD - SCI: Blair Curtis (Shae Ebert) 6:14 ... RL: Rachel Prozinski (Jessica Kooiman, Erin Porwoll) 6:34 ... RL: Jenn Paul (Katie Alexander) 9:07 (pp) ... Wil: Kooiman (Paul, Alexandra) 16:23 (pp)
THIRD PERIOD - SCI: Megan Schwegman (Mickey Moran) 8:25 ... SCI: Katie Haus (unassisted) 12:03 (sh)
OVERTIME - SCI: Haus (Kippley, Curtis) 6:02
GOALIE SAVES - River Lakes: Steph Lucas 26 ... St. Cloud Icebreakers: Jenna Traut 19
MBA 6, Detroit Lakes 2
Dani Schultz netted four goals and assisted on another to help the Storm (17-2) win their eighth straight game.
Kelly Mahoney and Brooke Anderson also scored a goal for Morris/Benson Area.
Detroit Lakes (5-16-1) 0 1 1 -- 2
MBA (17-2) 3 1 2 -- 6
FIRST PERIOD - MBA: Dani Schultz (unassisted) 1:38 ... MBA: Schultz (Moriah Hovde) 6:26 ... MBA: Kelly Mahoney (Schultz, Monica Lindblad) 8:10
SECOND PERIOD - MBA: Schultz (unassisted) 4:29 (sh) ... DL: Brianna Seebold (unassisted) 9:31
THIRD PERIOD - MBA: Schultz (unassisted) 1:30 ... MBA: Brooke Anderson (Sara Rajewsky) 8:46 ... DL: Seebold (Callie Johnson) 14:37
GOALIE SAVES - Detroit Lakes: Shayna Dugger 27 ... Morris/Benson Area: Brooke Falk 32