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Cards rebound in Fergus Falls

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The Cardinal girls’ hockey team bounced back from a loss to Sartell on Friday by picking up a 3-1 win in a physical battle on the road in Fergus Falls Tuesday.

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Head coach Blair Hovel said the Alexandria girls’ hockey team bounced back and showed some physical play in its Central Lakes Conference victory on Tuesday.

“A really tough game, a physical game, which we expect among most of the Central Lakes Conference teams,” Hovel said.

Taylor Ellingson opened scoring for the Cardinals halfway through the first period after she intercepted a neutral zone pass and headed out on a breakaway.

The Cardinals then made it 2-0 eight seconds into the second period when Melissa Drown took a Mari Wosepka pass and skated around the Fergus Falls defense before scoring. The Otters’ Annie Magnusson also scored in the second period on a 5-on-3 power play to make it 2-1.

In the third period, Lauren Niska scored to give Alexandria a two-goal advantage. Hovel said the Cardinals faced a lot of shots in the third, but it was able to turn those away and kill another Fergus Falls’ five-on-three power play for a 3-1 win.

Goaltender Bailey Serum turned away 39 of the Otters’ 40 shots on Tuesday.

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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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