Girls Hockey: Strong finish lifts Roseau over Alexandria
Alexandria held the edge in shots on goal, but Roseau found a way to win 3-1.
ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Cardinals girls hockey team lost to a now 3-0 Roseau Rams team, 3-1 at the Runestone Community Center on Friday, despite finishing with a 27-14 shot on goal advantage.
Alexandria kept the Roseau attack at bay for most of the game on Friday, but Roseau outscored Alexandria 2-0 in the final frame to seal the win.
Roseau broke the 1-1 tie with 12:26 left in the third frame with a goal by Lily Erickson with an assist by Payton Remick. Remick then scored the game’s final goal with 2:19 left to seal the 3-1 win for Roseau.
With the loss, Alexandria now drops to 1-2 in the young season. Its other loss was a 3-2 loss to Wayzata Warriors on Saturday, Nov. 12 and its win was a 3-2 overtime win over the Fergus Falls Otters on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Alexandria started off firing in the first frame as it held a 10-4 lead in shots on goal in the first frame but couldn’t convert those shots into goals and the game was tied at zero after the first frame.
Roseau got on the board two minutes into the second frame with a goal by Jasmine Hovda and Summer Byfuglien had the assist.
The Rams thought it was going to have a 1-0 lead after the second period, but sophomore forward Kennedy Ellingson scored for the Cardinals to tie the game at one heading into the final period.
Senior forward Lauren Maras and sophomore defender Morgan Aure had the assist on the goal. Alexandria had an 18-9 shot on goal advantage after two periods.
Friday’s contest was the first against a Section 8AA opponent this season. Alexandria beat Roseau 5-1 on the road last season.
Friday’s game was a meeting between two of the top four teams in Section 8AA from a season ago as Alexandria had the second-best record in the section (8-3-1 Section 8AA, 14-11-1 overall) and Roseau had the fourth-best record in the section (6-5-1 Section 8AA, 15-10-2).
Alexandria is back on the ice at the RCC on Tuesday, Nov. 22 against Brainerd-Little Falls at 7:15 p.m.
Tuesday’s contest is another early section test for Alexandria as it faces a team that finished third in the section last season (17-13 overall, 11-4 Section 8AA).