Marshall tops New Ulm in OT

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello Marshall’s Logan Sherman (left) tries to stop New Ulm’s Molly Scheid from passing the puck during the first period Thursday at the New Ulm Civic Center.

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.”