Owatonna Girls Hockey Scores Win Over Faribault
Owatonna senior Margo Achterkirch scored a goal in every possible way in a 3-1 win over Faribault in Owatonna Tuesday night.
Achterkirch had a power play goal in the first period, a shorthanded goal in the second period and an empty netter for a hat trick.
The Falcons opened the scoring 1:09 into the game when their leading scorer, sophomore Olivia Williamson collected a rebound off a Kayli Burkhartzmeyer shot and buried the puck for her 24th goal of the season.
It was Burkhartzmeyer's 10th assist.
Achterkirch's first goal came on the power play and was assisted by junior Maylynn Prokopec. It was Prokopec's 6th assist of the year and third power play assist.
Achterkirch collected her 7th power play goal and 23rd of the year
Faribault had 12 shots on goal and Owatonna 6 in the first period.
The Falcons went on a power play in the second period but were unable to generate any shots. Achterkirch scored her 24th goal at the 13:36 mark unassisted.
Owatonna's leading scorer received another assist from Prokopec (7) on an empty net goal with 21.2 seconds left in the game.
Owatonna had 31 shots on goal and Faribault 21 shots on goal.
The Falcons seemed to lack energy in the game and had just 9 shots in the second and third periods combined
Senior Huskies goalie Laura Ebeling stopped 20 shots and improved her 2.13 goal against average.
The two teams were tied for second place in the Big Nine coming into the game.
Owatonna (9-3 Big Nine, 13-4 overall) is now alone in second place two points ahead of Faribault (8-5 Big Nine, 12-8 overall.
The Northfield Raiders cruised to a 12-0 win over Albert Lea to pull into a tie with Faribault
The Falcons go to Riverside Arena in Austin Saturday for a game with the Packers that's scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
The Huskies travel to Graham Arena in Rochester Thursday night and play Century at 7:30 p.m.