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Cards rebound in Fergus Falls

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.

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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