Austin sticks with Sartell

Published 10:57 am Monday, December 1, 2008

The Austin girls hockey team skated to a 5-5 tie at the Sartell Tournament Saturday.

The Packers, who placed second on the weekend, held a shots on goal advantage against Sartell 40 to 30 and used a three-goal second period to keep the contest close.

Jessica Nkhata, Ashley Arhart and Kirsten Stanek all scored one goal each for Austin, while Catherine Wagner found the net twice.

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In goal for the Packers, Audrey DeVries had 25 saves.

“We came out of there pretty good,” said Austin head coach Denny Bray. “That’s hockey country up there, and I thought our girls played very good hockey. We’re pretty excited. It was a good tournament.”