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Cruisin' along

The Cardinal girls' hockey team followed a 2-1 overtime thriller against St. Cloud Tech last Thursday with another rout on Tuesday night. Alex wasted no time in securing its 17th game without a loss in its 12-1 thrashing of Willmar at the Runesto...

The Cardinal girls' hockey team followed a 2-1 overtime thriller against St. Cloud Tech last Thursday with another rout on Tuesday night.

Alex wasted no time in securing its 17th game without a loss in its 12-1 thrashing of Willmar at the Runestone Community Center.

The Cardinals scored six goals in the first period before following that up with six more in the second to take a 12-0 lead into the final period.

Abby Williams was all over the ice throughout the game, scoring four goals on her way to a six-point night. Williams scored the first and the last goal of the opening period before adding another one 23 seconds into the second. She then found the net again for what was her fourth and the team's fourth goal of the second period.

Williams was hardly a one-woman show on the ice, though, as Kathryn DelZoppo and Michelle Anez came out with five and four point performances, respectively. Nikki Ecklund got in the mix with two goals of her own and Ashley Holmes also added three assists on the night.

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Danielle Justice continued her impressive play in net with 17 saves. The only goal she allowed came 12 minutes into the final period with the game well in hand. Her goals against average sits at a crazy 0.69 per game after only allowing 14 goals so far this season.

She is one of many reasons why the Cardinals have not lost a game in two months now as they improved their record to 17-1-2. They looked to push that streak even further last night when they went on the road to take on River Lakes.

SCORING SUMMARY

ALEXANDRIA 6 6 0 12

WILLMAR 0 0 1 1

FIRST PERIOD - 7:44, Abby Williams (A) assisted by Kathryn DelZoppo, Michelle Anez; 8:10, Kathryn DelZoppo (A) assisted by Abby Williams; 10:41, Michelle Anez (A) assisted by Kathryn DelZoppo, Abby Williams; 12:24, Nikki Ecklund (A) assisted by Ally Nielsen; 12:50, Nikki Ecklund (A) unassisted; 13:38, Abby Williams (A) assisted by Kathryn DelZoppo, Ashley Holmes

SECOND PERIOD - 0:23, Abby Williams (A) assisted by Ashley Holmes; 2:12, Breanna Lind (A) assisted by Abby Nelson; 3:46, Michelle Anez (A) assisted by Ashley Holmes; 6:14, Abby Williams (A) assisted by Kathryn DelZoppo, Michelle Anez; 6:45, Ally Nielsen (A) assisted by Alexis Nielson; 16:03, Shanee Herd (A) unassisted

THIRD PERIOD - 12:16, Willmar, unassisted

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STATISTICS

ALEXANDRIA - Shanee Herd - 1 goal, 1 point; Kathryn DelZoppo - 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points; Michelle Anez - 2 goals, 2 assists, 4 points; Ashley Holmes - 3 assists, 3 points; Ally Nielsen - 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 points; Alexis Nielsen - 1 assist, 1 point; Breanna Lind - 1 goal, 1 point; Abby Nelson - 1 assist, 1 point; Nikki Ecklund - 2 goals, 2 points; Abby Williams - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points

GOAL TENDING - Danielle Justice - 17 saves, 1 goal allowed

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