Packer girls hockey team falls short to New Prague

Published 2:41pm Saturday, December 28, 2013

Austin's Myia Hoium watches the puck go wide after her shot in the first period against New Prague on the final day of the Steve Pizza & Austin Merchants Annual Girls Hockey Tournament Saturday at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.comThe Packer girls hockey team finished the Austin Merchants/Steve’s Pizza tournament with another solid effort in Riverside Arena Saturday.

Austin fell short 4-1 to New Prague, but it shutout the Trojans (8-8 overall) in the third period and it played even with New Prague when each team had five skaters on the ice.

Austin’s Lea Semones races New Prague’s Sarah Larson for the puck during their game on the final day of the Steve Pizza & Austin Merchants Annual Girls Hockey Tournament Saturday at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

“I wasn’t sure how they would react to playing an outstanding team like New Prague, but they came to play,” Austin head coach Brett Vesel said. “I was really happy with the way the tournament went with the exception of the first game.”

Three of the Trojans’ goals came on power plays and Austin’s goal came on an even strength chance when Madison Overby skated behind the net and found Chloe Summerfield for a slap shot that made it 3-1 with 9:43 left in the second period.

Mara Overby stopped 45 shots for the Packers (5-9-2 overall) and Austin didn’t allow the Trojans to have very many good looks near the net. The Packes had 13 shots on goal.

“We were in the penalty box too much and a couple of times we got out of position, but overall I thought we played really well,” Vesel said. “We skated hard and we would’ve played like we did today or yesterday against [Mankato] West, it would’ve gone better.”

NP went 3-for-6 on power plays and Austin went 0-for-4 on power plays.

Summerfield and Austin goalie Allison Hoban were named All Tournament honorable mention.

 


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