Marshall tops New Ulm in OT
NEW ULM — Marshall’s Sydney Mauch’s shorthanded goal late in the first period gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead over New Ulm.
Her goal in overtime gave Marshall the win.
Mauch’s shot on a two-on-one break beat Eagles’ goalie Cassie Reed and lifted Marshall to a 3-2 win over the Eagles Thursday night in a Big South Conference girls’ hockey game at the New Ulm Civic Center.
Emelia Barker had the other goal for Marshall (5-3, 2-1).
Ashtyn Wiltscheck and Madeline Gag scored for New Ulm (6-4, 4-1).
New Ulm outshot Marshall 34-15 in the game.
“Obviously this is disappointing,” New Ulm coach Kristin Faber said. “We did not show up in the third period the way that we needed — we could not hold a one-goal lead.”
New Ulm held a 2-1 lead after two periods over the Tigers thanks to goals from Wiltscheck and Gag.
But at the 14:13 mark of the third period, Marshall went on a power play and took advantage of it.
Barker’s slap shot found its way past Reed on her glove side at the 16:05 mark to tie the game at 2-2.
It was a period where Faber said that her team was in some aspects trying to be selfish.
“We were just throwing the puck around,” she said. “There was no control — there was no puck control. We were throwing the puck around in all three zones. In that period we got a penalty late and they took advantage of that.”
Two of the three Tigers’ goals came on special teams, on a shorthanded and a power play.
Marshall then used that late momentum in the overtime.
“I do not know what happened on the overtime goal,” Faber said. “But it was a two-on-one that should not have been the case in five-on-five hockey in overtime. I think that it may have been a turnover at our defensive blue line and we did not have anyone back.”