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Packers can’t catch up

The Austin girls hockey team lost to Prairie Center Saturday afternoon 5-3 at Riverside Arena.

The Packers (4-4 overall, 3-3 Big Nine) played a goal-for-goal game with Prairie Center through two periods with Jordyn McCormack scoring in the first period and Isikiyah Hemann scoring her first varsity goal in the same period. Both goals were in answer to Prairie Center.

Austin’s Erin Bickler puts a shot on goal against Prairie Centre Saturday at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/photodesk@austindailyherald.com

Prairie Center took another one-goal lead in the second with Myia Hoium getting the equalizing goal, knotting the game at 3-3.

But Prairie Center regained the lead for good with a goal in the second and a final goal in the third period.

The Packers were outshot 51-31.