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Girls hockey: Alexandria jumps on Willmar early in 5-0 win

Alexandria junior Micah Summer celebrates the first varsity goal of her career on Thursday night as she helped the Cardinals to a 5-0 win over Willmar. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)1 / 2
Alexandria freshman goaltender Jordan O'Kane gets one of her 12 saves against Willmar on Thursday night. O'Kane recorded her first career shutout on varsity after helping the Cardinals to the 5-0 win. (Mark Ripley / Select Digital Memories)2 / 2

The Alexandria girls hockey team is starting to find the back of the net.

The Cardinals (9-11) have scored 11 goals in their last two games now after beating Willmar 5-0 on Thursday night at the Runestone Community Center. They jumped on the visiting Cardinals right away, outshooting them 17-2 in the first period.

Alexandria spread out its scoring between five different players. Junior Micah Summer got her first career goal, while Erin O’Kane, Anna Doherty, McKenna Ellingson and Hadlee Hansen also found the back of the net. Assists came from Mayson Toft (2), Marki Oberg (2), Hansen, Makenna Aure, Olivia Kopp and Doherty.

The five goals made life easier on freshman Jordan O’Kane in goal. She recorded her first career shutout by stopping all 12 shots.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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