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Hockey: Thompson’s late goal beats Tigers

The Austin girls hockey team dug deep and snapped their six game losing streak with a 4-3 win in Albert Lea (4-16 overall, 4-9 Big Nine) Tuesday.

Austin junior Kennedy Thompson sealed the win with 2:01 left in the game when she scored a goal in the middle of a scrum to make it 4-3.

Kennedy Thompson takes a shot on goal Tuesday against Albert Lea. Thompson had two assists and scored one goal for Austin. - Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

Austin (8-13 overall, 5-8 Big Nine), which was playing its third game in four days, started to fade when the Tigers scored two goals in a two-minute span to tie the game at three in the third period, but it finished strong.

“We’re a tired team, but we persevered,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “We beat them on time of possession in the offensive zone and most of their shots came during a couple of five-on-three powerplays, which we held off.”

Allison Hoban had 30 saves for the Packers.

SCORING SUMMARY

Austin 2 0 2 — 4

AL 0 1 2 — 3

First period

(A) Abby Gallaher (Kennedy Thompson) 7:18

(A) Carley Grunewald (Thompson, Gallaher) 7:39

Second period

(AL) Mariah Leach (shorthanded) (Sam Stanley) 7:30

Third period

(A) Gallaher (Grunewald) 8:23

(AL) Syndey Overgaard (Hannah Savelkoul) 11:53

(AL) Leach (powerplay) (Anna Anderson) 13:30

(A) Thompson 14:59