Packer girls drop 4-2 home loss to Red Wing; McCormack, Schuster score Austin’s goals

Published 10:11 pm Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Austin girls hockey team had a tough time getting going in the early minutes as it lost to Red Wing 4-2 in Riverside Arena Thursday.

The Wingers (2-2 overall) scored two quick goals to go up 2-0 in the first period and Austin never was able to tie or take the lead. Jordyn McCormack scored to pull Austin within 3-2 in the third period, but the Packers couldn’t get the equalizer.

Austin’s Hannah McMasters battles along the boards for the puck against Red Win Thursday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/

“We came out a little bit slow and we picked it up at the end of the first,” Austin head coach Carley Grunewald said. “We got the pace up, but we kept having to play the catch up game. They never stopped battling.”

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Jaiden Schuster had Austin’s other goal and Shelby Davidson-Newkirk had 32 saves.

Austin’s Cassidy Davidson sends the puck toward the net in the first period against Red Wing Thursday night at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/