Worthington Trojan Girls Hockey takes Windom to the end in loss
In their final home game of the season, the Worthington Trojan Girls Hockey team put together their best performance of the year in front of the home fans, but they fell just short in a 3-2 loss to the Windom Eagles on Thursday night.
The game started well for the Trojans as near the midway mark of the 1st period, Worthington 8th grader Kya Nickel chased after a puck in the Windom end. As the puck caromed into the corner, Trojan Anya Hartzler found a way to get the puck in front of the net where Nickel was camped and the 8th grader slammed it home to put the Trojans up 1-0.
Worthington took that 1-0 lead into the 2nd period and would expand their lead early in the 2nd, Worthington's Taylor Bryngelson brought the puck down the right side into the attack zone and fired a shot on net. Nickel was camped by the goal and deflected it in for her 2nd goal of the night.
However the Windom Eagles would work their way back into the game, scoring on a Molly Boyum goal with 8:11 left in the 2nd period to cut the Trojan lead to 2-1 as the game went to the 3rd period.
|The Eagles would add 2 more goals in the third period as Anna Volk tied the game at 2-2 with 12:23 left in the game on an assist from Boyum. Boyum would score the eventual game-winner on an unassisted goal with 7:17 left to put the Eagles up for the first time in the game at 3-2 and held on for the victory.
Windom had the shots on goal advantage, with 61 shots on goal compared to Worthington's 7 shots on goal. Trojan goaltender Bailey Kruse was phenomenal in net for the Trojans, making 58 saves.
Worthington finishes the regular season with a 0-19 record and will find out their seed and 1st round opponent for the Section 3A Tournament on Sunday. The first round of the tournament is scheduled for Tuesday