Girls Hockey: Alexandria blanks Willmar
WILLMAR - Alexandria's girls hockey team peppered Willmar's Savana Knutson and it worked in their favor, taking Thursday's game 4-0.
Willmar played nearly all of Thursday's game from behind after allowing a goal to Calley Richardson in the opening minute and they were never able to recover. Alexandria outshot their hosts 39-12 in the game, including a 13-2 advantage in the opening period.
Knutson turned away all eight shots in the second period but McKenna Ellingson scored a pair of goals and assisted on another to make it a 4-0 victory. Kristin Trosvig earned the solo assists on both of Ellingson's goals.
Willmar will hit the road for the first time this year when they take on Prairie Center at 7 p.m. Saturday in Long Prairie.
Alexandria 4, Willmar 0
Alexandria 1 0 3 — 4
Willmar 0 0 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD — A: Calley Richardson (Anna Doherty, Alexis Heckert) 0:51
SECOND PERIOD — No goals scored
THIRD PERIOD — A: McKenna Ellingson (Kristin Trosvig) PP 1:17 ... A: Mayson Toft (Trosvig, Ellingson) 5:56 ... A: Ellingson (Trosvig) 10:21
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS — Alexandria: Amanda Bittermann 4/4, Hailee Bailey 8/8 ... Willmar: Savana Knutson 35/39