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AREA GIRLS HOCKEY: Northern Lakes advances to section semifinals

BREEZY POINT — Fourth-seeded Northern Lakes scored the final five goals en route to a 7-2 win over the fifth-seeded Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Wadena-Deer Creek Blue Devils in the opening round of the Section 6-1A tournament Saturday.

Madison Galligan made 15 saves for the Lightning, who outshot the Blue Devils 54-17.

LPGEWDC drew first blood at 2:09 of the opening period before Bailee Englund and Ines St. Martin scored power-play goals for a 2-1 lead at the end of the first.

After Sam Killian tied it with a short-handed goal for the Blue Devils 1:53 into the second, the Lightning responded with Englund’s second score and the game-winner by Alex Palm to lead 3-2 going into the final stanza.

Adding insurance goals in the third were Mandy Carlson, Palm and Megan Snyder. Mariah Reed and Kaylyn Eggena each had two assists.

Northern Lakes, 9-11-2, plays at No. 1 Alexandria at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the section semifinals. The Blue Devils finish 5-19.

LPGEWDC 1 1 0 — 2

Northern Lakes 2 2 3 — 7

First period: LPGEWDC-K. Barthell (Hayli Toenyan, Kylee Damm) 2:09, NL-Bailee Englund (Mariah Reed, Courtney Kittock) pp 7:49, NL-Ines St. Martin (Kaylyn Eggena) pp 12:09

Second period: LPGEWDC-Sam Killian (Barthell) sh 1:53, NL-Englund (Erika Monson) 4:47, NL-Alex Palm 10:41

Third period: NL-Mandy Carlson (Stephanie DeGrote) 7:04, NL-Palm (Reed) 7:15, NL-Megan Snyder (Eggena, Carlson) 13:26

Shots on goal: NL 54, LPGEWDC 17

Goalies: NL-Madison Galligan (15 saves); LPGEWDC-Sarah Holm (47 saves)

Overall: NL 9-11-2, LPGEWDC finishes 5-19-0. Next: Northern Lakes at No. 1 Alexandria 7 p.m. Tuesday in section semifinals.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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