Packers can’t keep up with Mayo
Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Austin girls hockey team started fast but slowed down in a 6-2 loss at Mayo Thursday.
Although they put up just three shots in the first period, the Packers (4-8-2 overall, 1-6 Big Nine) scored twice off two goals by Ashley Arhart within a minute to take a 2-0 lead.
But Mayo responded with a goal by Mary Grace Flesher 23 seconds later, and the Spartans added three more scores in the second period to take the lead for good.
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“We played pretty hard in the first period,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “In the second period, we kind of let them run the ice.”
Mayo outshot Austin 40-14 on the night.
The Packers were playing without seniors Kyli Ellingson and Catherine Wagner.
Austin 2 0 0 — 2
Mayo 1 3 2 — 6
(A) Ashley Arhart (Alex Larson) (shorthanded) 15:36
(A) Arhart 16:24
(M) Mary Grace Flesher (Keri Pickel) 16:47
(M) Melena Nelson 8:19
(M) Mackenzie McCormack (Katie Trangsrud) 13:46
(M) Pickel (Flesher, Anna Billings) 14:44
(M) Flesher (Pickel) 1:30
(M) Courtney Schubauer (Billings) 4:20