Six-goal period drives AHS girls to fourth straight win

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 4, 2003

A fast and furious six-goal second period was more than enough to trip up host Waseca on Friday as the Austin girls' hockey team recorded its fourth straight win, 8-1.

Three Austin skaters contributed six of the eight goals during the matchup. Kristin Faber, Jessica Petersen and Courtney Hughes each scored a pair of goals, while Jenny Nemitz and Emily Quealy each delivered a goal towards the non-conference win.

The Packers took their first lead of the game during the first period on an unassisted effort by Faber. The only Waseca goal came later on in the period when Megan Scholljegerdes took a pass from teammate Takara Johnson and slipped it by Austin goalie Justine Wiste to tie the game at 1-all.

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Waseca had 12 shots on goal to the Packers eight during the period, and the only power-play was to Waseca's advantage but proved to be inconsequential as the Bluejays failed capitalize on the opportunity.

In the second period, Austin would dominate the period by firing off six unanswered goals to put the game away. Peterson's two goals came three minutes apart during the period, and both were assisted by Faber and Hughes. Faber added her second goal of the game with the help of Hughes.

Hughes added a goal off a Faber assist and later scored unassisted. Quealy's second-period goal came off a Brenda Nguyen pass to put Austin up 7-1 with two minutes remaining.

The Packers outshot Waseca 12-7 in the second period and failed take advantage of a power-play situation resulting form a tripping call.

Nemitz scored the last goal of the game on a power play in the third period off a Petersen pass to make the final score 8-1. The Packers had eight shots on goal to the Bluejays' six. Waseca failed to score on its only power play of the period.

"The girls came out slow in the first period, but they really picked it up in the second and third periods. The girls skated very well tonight," commented Austin coach Denny Bray.

Wiste had 24 saves on the night, allowing only one puck by her in the second period. She was awarded the game puck for her outstanding goaltending performance, moving her overall record to 5-3.

The Packers (10-7, 3-6) will travel to Albert Lea on Tuesday for a rematch with the Tigers in Big Nine Conference play.




First period--1, AUS, Faber, 8:39. 2, WAS, Scholljegerdes 13:39, Penalties--Austin 1.

Second period--6, AUS, Peterson (Faber, Hughes) 4:05, Faber (Hughes), 7:18, Hughes (Faber) 8:45, Peterson (Faber, Hughes) 10:02, Hughes, 11:26, Quealy (Nguyen) 13:11, Penalties--Waseca 1.

Third period--1, AUS, Nemitz (Peterson), PP, 10:40, Penalties--AUS 1, Waseca 1.