12 December 2010

Girls Hockey: Alexander's OT goal the difference in 3-2 win over Owatonna

Hannah Alexander

Hannah Alexander's overtime goal gave the Tigers a hard-fought 3-2 win over Section 1AA rival Owatonna Friday night, Dec. 10, at Four Seasons Arena.
"All but five of their shots came on the power play," coach Jon Holmes said, "so we controlled the puck and played pretty well.
"The game was one of those where you were getting nervous because we were outshooting them so bad but not getting any goals and pulling away."
Farmington outshot Owatonna 42-17 for the night. The Tigers allowed just five shots when the teams were playing five-on-five.
But the victory didn't come easily. Owatonna led 1-0 after the opening period before Haley Doll's power play goal, her first of the season, evened things out early in the second.
The tie didn't last long, however, as Payton Noble's power play score in the final minute of the second period gave the Huskies a 2-1 edge at the second intermission.
Krystal Baumann's unassisted goal, her team-leading 16th of year, knotted the score at 2-2 early in the third.
Both teams had scoring opportunities down the stretch, including multiple power play opportunities, but neither produced the deciding goal.
Alexander sent the Tigers home happy with her fifth goal of the season early in the extra eight-minute session. Rachel Peroutky assisted on the game-winner, her second assist of the night.
The victory raised Farmington's season record to 5-4. The Tigers are a perfect 3-0 in Missota Conference play.
They return to conference play Thursday, Dec. 16, when they travel to Shakopee to take on the Sabers who have started the year 6-3-1 and 1-1 in the conference.