Area Girls Hockey: Aldridge, Lightning outsore Willmar

The Northern Lakes Lightning traveled to Willmar.

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WILLMAR — Rose Aldridge scored both goals, including the game-winner in the third period, for the Northern Lakes Lightning as they defeated the Willmar Cardinals 2-1 in a Section 6-1A matchup Thursday, Jan. 27.

Ava Merta assisted on Aldridge’s first goal at the 55-second mark of the first period.

Kate Stephens stopped 26 of the 27 shots she faced as the Lightning were able to get the win despite being outshot by the Cardinals 27-11.

Willmar 1 0 0 – 1

Northern Lakes 1 0 1 – 2

First period: NL-Rose Aldridge (Ava Merta) 0:55, W-Sophia Quinn (Chole Lownsbury) PPG 14:12

Third period: NL-Rose Aldridge 8:10

Shots on goal: NL 11, W 27

Goalies: NL- Kate Stephens (26 saves); W-Halle Mortensen (9 saves)

Overall: NL 11-10-1. Next: Northern Lakes at Princeton 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31.

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