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Willmar girls advance to section hockey final

WILLMAR - Three Willmar goals in the middle frame broke open a 1-1 game and sent the Cardinals into the Section 2A girls hockey final on Thursday at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter after a 5-2 victory over Mankato East/Loyola.

Jennie Mattison scored the go-ahead goal on a Willmar powerplay with 3:15 gone in the second period at the Cardinal Arena on Saturday afternoon. Five different players notched goals for Willmar. Baylie Young stopped 26 shots in the Willmar cage.

Willmar (11-11-2), the top seed, will play No. 3 Hutchinson, which eliminated Mankato West 4-3 Saturday night in Mankato.

Rand Middleton
Tribune photographer/videographer. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime news/sports beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 
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