West bombards Tiger girls’ hockey

Published 2:44 am Friday, January 15, 2010

Any visions of the Albert Lea girls’ hockey team knocking off Mankato West were quickly dismissed Thursday after a flurry of goals in the first period sent the Tigers reeling in an 8-0 loss to the Scarlets in Mankato.

The Tigers (7-9-1) lost to Mankato West 3-2 in overtime Dec. 15, but this time the Scarlets took the intrigue out quickly.

Amanda Probach scored three goals and Katy Kvasnicka scored three times and added two assists for a five-point game for Mankato West.

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The Scarlets scored four times in the first period and four more times in the second period as they outshot Albert Lea 36-22.

The Tigers head to Rochester Tuesday to face Century.

Mankato West 8, Albert Lea 0

Mankato West 4 4 0 —8

Albert Lea 0 0 0 —0

First Period—1, Mankato West, Jana Christensen (unassisted), 13:51. 2, Mankato West, Amanda Probach (Melissa Austad), 14:05. 3, Mankato West, Katy Kvasnicka (Probach), 15:14. 4, Mankato West, Probach (Kvasnicka).

Second Period—5, Mankato West, Probach (Kvasnicka), 0:40 (pp.). 6, Mankato West, Kvasnicka (unassisted), 11:20. 7, Mankato West, Callie Looft (unassisted), 11:51. 8, Mankato West, Kvasnicka (unassisted), 15:36 (pp.).

Shots on Goal—Mankato West 14-15-7—36. Albert Lea—8-6-8—22.