Girls hockey: Alexander’s overtime goal gives Tigers key road winFarmington’s girls hockey team came out on both sides of a pair of tightly-contested 3-2 games last week.
By: Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent
Farmington’s girls hockey team came out on both sides of a pair of tightly-contested 3-2 games last week.
The defending Missota Conference champions saw their comeback attempt fall short in a 3-2 loss at No. 10-ranked (Class 2A) Eden Prairie last Tuesday night, but came back to beat Section 1AA rival Owatonna on an overtime goal by Hannah Alexander Friday night at the Four Seasons Center in Owatonna.
The Tigers trailed for much of the game against the Huskies despite posting a 42-17 advantage in shots on goal. The home team got on the board first thanks to a first-period power play goal, but the Tigers answered with a power play goal of their own by Haley Doll (assists from Rachael Peroutky and Emily Severson) midway through the second.
Owatonna scored another power play goal late in the second to take a 2-1 lead, but Krystal Baumann’s 16th goal of the season retied the score just over two minutes into the third. The score stayed even as both teams overcame a pair of penalties over the final 10 minutes of regulation.
Alexander finally sent the Tigers home a winner when she found the net on a pass from Peroutky 4:30 into overtime.
Farmington goaltender Jessica Erchul stopped 15 of 17 Owatonna shots in the victory.
Eden Prairie standout Allie LaCombe put three shots past Erchul in the first period of last Tuesday’s game and the Tigers never recovered in a 3-2 setback.
Severson and Baumann each scored goals for the visitors, who had a 33-24 edge in shots on goal.
The Tigers (4-4-1, 3-0) are back in action tonight when they travel west for a conference game at Shakopee.