The Faribault Falcons and Northfield Raiders gave their fans a terrific girls hockey game Tuesday night at the Faribault Ice Arena.  Northfield eked out a 3-2 overtime win.

The Raiders had 25 shots on goal and the Falcons 22.  Each team was 1 for 1 on the power play.  Talk about an even game and this was it.  There was no scoring in the first period.

Northfield had 8 shots on goal and Faribault 6.  In the second period the shots were 7-3 in favor of Faribault and Northfield had the edge in the third period 12 to 7.  Each team had two shots in the overtime.

Junior Lizzy Morsching (9) scored 2:36 into the overtime with an assist from freshman Jessica Boland (12) to secure the Raider victory.

The first goal came 5:16 into the second period when Northfield's Jessica Boland (16) connected on a power play goal with assists to Lizzy Morsching ( and junior Kate Boland (18).

Just under three minutes later (8:09) Kate Boland (13) scored unassisted and the Raiders were up 2-0.

With 1:20 to go in the second period Falcon junior Kayli Burkhartzmeyer (11) connected for a power play goal with assists to sophomore Olivia Williamson (16) and senior Allyson McCoshen (8) and after two periods the score was 2-1 Northfield.

7:36 of the third period Williamson (29) got an unassisted goal to tie the game.

Northfield senior goalie Mallory Tidona had 20 saves and Faribault senior goalie Camryn Salmonsen 22 saves.

Faribault Ice Arena - photo by Gordy Kosfeld