Packer girls can’t hold off Big Nine’s top team

Published 3:58 pm Sunday, January 27, 2013

Austin's Madison Overby looks to make a crossing pass against Mankato East Saturday afternoon at Riverside Arena.

The Austin girls hockey team couldn’t hold off the top team in the Big Nine for the entire night.

The Packers led 3-1 early, but the Cougars (17-5 overall, 14-1 Big Nine) scored four times in a eight-minute stretch in the third period to get the win.

Austin's Chloe Summerfield fends off Mankato East's Tatum Schulz on the way to the goal during the first period Saturday afternoon at Riverside Arena.

“We played right with them and then instead of playing to win, we played not to lose,” Austin head coach Denny Bray said. “We were on our heels right away in the third period.

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Austin senior Kennedy Thompson had two goals and an assist and she scored early in the second to give the Packers (6-17 overall, 5-10 Big Nine) a 3-1 lead.

Mara Overby had 40 saves in net for Austin.

Austin will close out its regular season this week with a pair of games at home Tuesday and Thursday.


ME 1 1 4 — 6

Austin 2 1 0 — 3

First period

(A) Kennedy Thompson (SH) (Chloe Summerfield) 3:58

(M) Maddie McCargar 11:25

(A) Madison Overby (powerplay) (Thompson) 15:35

Second period

(A) Thompson (powerplay) (Justina Talamantes) 2:55

(M) Amanda Broman (Savannah Quandt, Kylie Paulson) 3:26

Third period

(M) Katy Snyder (Rebekah Kolstad) 4:40

(M) Kolstad (McCargar) 5:34

(M) Kolstad 6:25

(M) Quandt 10:51