Girls hockey | JM falls on last-second goal
Rochester John Marshall went toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the Big Nine Conference, but a late bounce went against the Rockets in a 6-5 girls hockey loss at the Rochester Recreation Center on Wednesday.
Ally Halverson scored for JM with 50 seconds to go in the third period to tie the score 5-5.
With the game appeared headed for overtime, Faribault’s Haley Lang re-directed a shot past JM goalie Anysia Heimer (33 saves) with 10 seconds to go, giving the Falcons the win.
“We played one of our best games of the season,” JM coach Josh Chapman said. “We got down but stuck with it and almost pulled out a win. Everyone played really well and did their jobs. It was nice to see the girls scoring goals and having fun. The smiles were nice to see.”
Halverson had a goal and three assists for JM (1-14-0 overall), while Greta Freed had two goals and an assist, Kinsey Torgrimson had a goal and an assist, and Katherine Wheeler scored a goal.
Ellie Knutson and Olivia Williamson had two goals each for Faribault (11-4-0).
FARIBAULT 6, JM 5
Faribault: Rylie Starkson 1 goal, 2 assists; Ellie Knutson 2 goals, 1 assist; Haley Lang 1 goal; Abigail Goodwin 2 assists; Alli Velander 1 assist; Serenity Knott 1 assist; Olivia Williamson 2 goals. Goalie: Mikayla Bohner 25 saves.
John Marshall: Greta Freed 2 goals, 1 assist; Ally Halverson 1 goal, 3 assists; Alix Gary 1 assist; Katherine Wheeler 1 goal; Kinsey Torgrimson 1 goal, 1 assist; Lauren Hugeback 2 assists. Goalie: Anysia Heimer 33 saves (39 shots).