Schuster nets four goals as Packers down Worthington

Published 8:22 pm Thursday, December 27, 2018

The Austin girls hockey team received a strong effort from senior forward Jaiden Schuster as it beat Worthington 6-3 on the second day of the Austin Holiday Tournament at Riverside Arena Thursday.

Schuster scored two of her four goals in the first period as the Packers (4-9-1 overall) led from the beginning against the Trojans.

Austin’s Jaiden Schuster cuts back against the Worthington defense during the first period Thursday afternoon in the Austin Holiday Tournament at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/

Worthington pulled within 4-3 early in the third when Schuster found the net to put the game away.

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“Jaiden had a lot of energy and the girls really fed off that,” Austin head coach Carley Grunewald said. “She definitely was our leader tonight.”

Kylee Hanlon and Hannah McMasters each scored a goal in the win for the Packers and Faith Sayles had 29 saves. Austin had 33 shots on goal.

The Packers had lost six games in a row, but they now have two wins and a tie in their last three contests.

Austin will close out tournament play when it hosts Faribault at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Austin’s Hannah McMaster’s looks back for a rebound in the first period against Worthington Thursday afternoon at Riverside Arena. Eric Johnson/