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Girls hockey: L/DC falls to Mirage in consolation

MINNEAPOLIS — The Proctor/Hermantown Mirage scored the game’s first three goals and went on to defeat Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato 4-1 on Thursday afternoon at Ridder Arena.

The loss in the Class A consolation semifinals eliminates the Dragons on their first trip to the state tournament.

Just 46 seconds into the third period, Sarah Kvisto ended the shutout bid with a shorthanded goal giving the Dragons new life. But nothing changed until the last minute when the Mirage finished it off with an empty netter.

The Duluth-area team outshot LDC 31-20. Jillayne Gilbert and Karie Lenard each scored twice for the Mirage.

The Mirage (19-10) lost to St. Paul United 5-2 on Wednesday and Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato lost to top seed East Grand Forks 8-1.

The Dragons finish 10-19 and with their first section championship in girls hockey. 

Proctor/Hermantown 4, Litch./Dassel-Cokato 1

Litchfield/DC (10-19)       0  0  1 — 1

Proctor/Herman.(19-10) 1  2  1 — 4

FIRST PERIOD – PH: Jillayne Gilbert :57

SECOND PERIOD – PH: Karie Lenard (Madison Bkaer) 6:14 …  PH: Lenard (Emma Olson, Katie McKinzie) 12:03

THIRD PERIOD – LDC: Sarah Kvisto :46, sh … PH: Gilbert 16:36, en

GOALIE SAVES – Litchfield/Dassel-Cokato: Abby Roedinger 30-27 … Proctor/Hermantown: Kylie Hommerding 20-19