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Girls Hockey: Trio of sophs provide offense in 3-0 victory

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Girls Hockey: Trio of sophs provide offense in 3-0 victory
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The Farmington girls hockey team used last season's winning formula to stir up its third straight victory Thursday night.

Freshman goaltender Jessica Erchul stopped all 10 shots that came her way and three sophomores provided the offense in a 3-0 non-conference win over Rochester John Marshall at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

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Emily Severson opened the scoring with a goal in the first period, but despite a 57-10 Farmington advantage in shots on goal, the score stayed that way until midway through the third period. That's when last year's team points leaders Krystal Baumann and Hannah Alexander each found the net in a five-minute span to put the game out of reach. The Tigers have now outscored their opponents 16-1 since a season-opening loss to Hastings on Nov. 13.

Offense wasn't in short supply last Tuesday when the Tigers put three first-period shots past Dodge County rookie goaltender Anna Hunter in an eventual 5-1 triumph in Kasson.

Freshman Rachel Peroutky continued to make an impression in her first varsity season, turning in her first two-goal game. She opened the scoring with a power play goal off an assist from Haleigh Zwart 3:42 into the first period, then capped the scoring with another assist from Zwart with under five minutes remaining in the second period.

Baumann also found the net twice. She knocked in an unassisted, shorthanded goal to make it 2-0 midway through the first period, and added an even-strength goal that stretched the Farmington advantage to 4-0 three minutes into the second.

Junior Angie Schull also added her first goal of the season for the Tigers.

Senior Brittany Braatz stepped up in her turn in the goalie rotation, stopping 22 of 23 Dodge County shots in 51 minutes.

The Tigers opened up their Missota Conference schedule Tuesday night with a road game at Prior Lake. They will take a full week off before taking on Lakeville South and Lakeville North next week.

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