Eagles fall to Cards in section opener
LUVERNE - Fourth-seeded Luverne was a 3-1 winner over fifth-seeded Windom Area in the first round of the Section 3A girls hockey tournament Friday at Blue Mound Ice Arena.
After a scoreless first period, the Cardinals scored all of their goals in the second period.
The Eagles scored at 7:26 of the third with Dakotah Oddson scoring unassisted.
Luverne outshot Windom Area 39-14. Kaylie Baerg made 36 saves for the Eagles, who finish with a 7-17 record.
The Cardinals (16-6-3) play at top-seeded Mankato East/Loyola at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Cougars had a first-round bye.
Section 3A girls hockey
Friday, Feb. 8
Mankato East/Loyola had bye
Luverne 3, Windom Area 1
Marshall 3, Fairmont 2 (2 OT)
Mankato West 8, Worthington 4
Saturday, Feb. 9
Luverne (16-6-3) at Mankato East/Loyola (16-7-2), 5:30 p.m.
Mankato West (14-9-3) at Marshall (17-6-3), 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.