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Alexandria junior Nicole Bartels brings the puck down the ice during the first period on Thursday night. Bartels scored a goal that tied the game at two apiece to force overtime again River Lakes. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Alexandria drops first game in OT

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Nicole Bartels scored early in the third period to give the Cardinals girls hockey team a 2-2 tie, but an overtime goal by River Lakes handed the Cardinals their first loss of the season at home Thursday.


The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead in the game as Hanah Hansen scored only two minutes into the game, with an assist by Rachel Drew.

But River Lakes battled back with two goals by Sydney Caron and Sierra Flint to take a 2-1 lead after the first period.

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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