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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.

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Alexandria's Morgan Aure sifts through some Roseau players while attacking in a game against Roseau on Nov. 18, 2022.
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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.

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Jasmine Hovda (5) celebrates with teammates after scoring the first goal in Roseau's 3-1 win over Alexandria on Nov. 18, 2022.
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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.

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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.

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Alexandria's Kennedy Ellingson skates with the puck in the Roseau defensive zone during a game on Nov. 18, 2022. Ellingson scored the team's lone goal in a 3-1 loss.
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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).

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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