Tigers earn 1st win of season

Published 8:46 am Friday, November 15, 2013

The Albert Lea girls’ hockey team hung on to claim its first win of the season Thursday by beating Mankato West 3-2 on the road.

The Tigers lit up the scoreboard first with a goal by Hannah Savelkoul on an assist by Anna Anderson and Sydney Overgaard in the first period. After a scoreless second period, Savelkoul found the net again on a pass from Mackenzie Waldemar 1 minute, 14 seconds into the third period.

Albert Lea extended its lead to 3-0 when Anna Anderson passed the puck to Anna Anglin who found the net.

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Mankato West rallied with two late goals by Julia Snelson, but the Tigers prevailed.

Earlier this session, Albert Lea lost 6-0 at Alexandria, 5-1 at Rogers and 4-3 at home to Northfield.

Next, the Tigers (1-3 overall, 1-0 Big Nine) host Rochester Century at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.