Girls Hockey: Wayzata spoils Alexandria's season-opener

Wayzata scores a goal with seven seconds left in the final frame to earn a 3-2 win over Alexandria.

Julia Doherty hockey
Alexandria freshman forward Julia Doherty fights for a loose puck along the boards against Bemidji's Megan Berg on Feb. 8, 2022. Doherty scored one of Alexandria's two goals in a season-opening 3-2 loss to Wayzata on Nov. 12, 2022.
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ALEXANDRIA - With the game tied at 2-2, Davy Moelke came through clutch for the Wayzata Trojans girls hockey team as she scored the game-winning goal with seven seconds left to give Wayzata a 3-2 win over the Alexandria Cardinals at the Runestone Community Center on Saturday.

Courtney Jacobs had the assist for the Trojans on the game-winning goal.

With the loss, Alexandria drops to 0-1 to begin the season.

The Cardinals scored within in the first minute of the third frame to tie the game 2-2. Morgan Aure scored the goal, her first on the varsity squad.

Alexandria jumped ahead of Wayzata in the first frame with a goal by Julia Doherty. Lilly Dutton and Jersey Severson came up with the assist.


Wayzata took the lead in the second frame with goals by Sam Mathe and Lauren Hanson.

The Cardinals lost Saturday’s game despite holding a 25-17 shot-on-goal advantage over the Trojans.

The Trojans and Cardinals met in the 2021-22 season, in a tournament in Edina. The Trojans won that game 5-1 on Dec. 28.

Alexandria has a quick turnaround it hosts the Fergus Falls Otters on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.

Fergus Falls is 2-0 to begin the season. It beat Marshall 5-1 on Friday, Nov. 11 and Detroit Lakes 14-0 on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Alexandria and Fergus Falls played each other twice last season. The road team each game by two goals.

Tuesday’s game is Alexandria’s first against a Central Lakes Conference opponent this season. Alexandria went 8-4 in CLC play (14-11-1 overall) last season and finished with the third-best record in the conference behind, Brainerd/Little Falls (17-13, 8-3 CLC) and Fergus Falls (19-6-2, 8-3 CLC).

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