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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.

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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).

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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