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Girls hockey roundup: Alexandria tops Willmar

ALEXANDRIA — Shelby Iverson netted a hat trick and Alexandria outshot Willmar by 20 as the northern Cardinals outlasted the visiting Cardinals of Kandiyohi County 4-2 Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference game.

Alexandria scored in each period and peppered Willmar goaltender Madison Sandberg with 35 shots, 14 alone in the first period.

“We just need to get more shots on goal,” said Willmar coach JaColby Anderson.

Brittney Serbus pocketed a power-play goal at the 11:25 mark of the second period to pull Willmar within one at 2-1. Alexandria scored just under four minutes later to get its two-goal cushion back.

Willmar then cut it to 3-2 early in the third period when Brooke Mayer, who assisted on Serbus’ goal along with Samantha Block, scored unassisted. But the Alexandria defense stymied the visitors and got an empty netter with 12 seconds left.

Willmar fell to 0-5 in CLC play and 5-5 overall. It hosts Marshall on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Alexandria 4, Willmar 2

Willmar (0-5, 5-5)...................0 1 1 — 2

Alexandria (2-1-2, 5-4-2).......1 2 1 — 4

FIRST PERIOD – Alex: Shelby Iverson (McKenzie Revering) 11:42, pp

SECOND PERIOD – Alex: Iverson (Madi Houska, Becca Illies) :31 … Wil: Brittney Serbus (Samantha Block, Brooke Mayer) 11:25, pp … Alex: Iverson (Lauren Niska, Illies) 15:09

THIRD PERIOD – Wil: Mayer 5:15 … Alex: Anna Carlsen (empty net) 16:48

GOALIE SAVES – Willmar: Madison Sandberg 13-6-12-31 … Alexandria: Bailey Serum 4-5-4-13

River Lakes 4,

SC Icebreakers 2

Rachael Prozinski and Erin Porwoll score consecutive second-period goals to give River Lakes the lead and Stars’ goalie Ellary Sweep turned away six third-period shots in a 4-2 over the St. Cloud Icebreakers on Thursday in St. Cloud.

The Stars improved to 6-2-2 overall while the Icebreakers fell to 7-4-1.

The Stars play next at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek at 2 p.m. Saturday.

River Lakes trailed by a goal after the first period, but Prozinski tied it with a goal at 3:36 of the second on assists by Michael Curran and Shelby Teal.

After St. Cloud retook the lead, Prozinski again tied the game at 2-2 on assists from Teal and Porwoll.

Porwoll scored the go-ahead goal at 12:16 on assists from Sydney Caron and Teal, and Teal cemented the victory with an empty-net goal at 16:42 of the third period.

River Lakes (6-2-2)..............0  3  1 — 4

SC Icebreakers (7-4-1).......1  1  0 — 2

FIRST PERIOD – SC: Tatum Peterson (Cecilia Strong, Alexie Portz) 4:49

SECOND PERIOD – RL: Rachael Prozinski (Michaela Curran, Shelby Teal) 3:36 … SC: Portz (Mackenzie Feeny) 4:51 … RL: Prozinski (Shelby Teal, Erin Porwoll) 8:04 … RL: Porwoll (Sydney Caron, Teal) 12:16

THIRD PERIOD – RL: Teal (Prozinski, Porwoll) 16:42 en

GOALIE SAVES – River Lakes: Ellary Sweep 16 … St. Cloud Icebreakers: Lucy Gaetz 32