Hockey: Thompson’s late goal beats Tigers
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.
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.
Austin 2 0 2 — 4
AL 0 1 2 — 3
(A) Abby Gallaher (Kennedy Thompson) 7:18
(A) Carley Grunewald (Thompson, Gallaher) 7:39
(AL) Mariah Leach (shorthanded) (Sam Stanley) 7:30
(A) Gallaher (Grunewald) 8:23
(AL) Syndey Overgaard (Hannah Savelkoul) 11:53
(AL) Leach (powerplay) (Anna Anderson) 13:30
(A) Thompson 14:59