Packers settle for tie in Albert Lea

Published 11:19 pm Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Austin girls hockey team settled for a 2-2 tie at Albert Lea Tuesday.

The Packers (8-8-2 overall, 4-4-1 Big Nine) tied the game with 10 minutes left in the third period when Carley Grunewald scored.

Albert Lea out-shot the Packers 8-6 in overtime, but Austin had a power play at one point.

“We moved the puck well in OT, but we just couldn’t get it past their goal tender,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said.

Austin goalie Audrey DeVries allowed two first period goals, but she shutdown the Tigers the rest of the way as she finished with 59 saves. Austin had 28 shots on goal.

“We didn’t come out strong right away and we couldn’t get our breakouts going,” Bray said. “I feel fortunate to get a tie in their building with the way we played.”

Austin 1 0 1 0 — 2

AL 2 0 0 0 — 2

First period

(A) 3:07 Ashley Arhart (Alex Larson)

(AL) 6:36 Madi Passingham (Lauren Klick)

(AL) 8:31 Kelsey Thomas (Mackenzie Waldemer, Sarah Savelkoul)

Second period

No scoring

Third period

(A) 7:38 Carley Grunewald (Abby Gallaher)