A short-handed goal by Miranda Fischer gave the Marshall girls' hockey team a 1-0 lead over Luverne early in the second period, but the Cardinals responded with five unanswered goals later in the period to earn a 5-1 win Friday night in Luverne.
The win moves Luverne to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in Southwest Conference action.
Friday was the second time this season the Tigers (3-8 overall, 2-2 SWC) had played each other. Luverne won the first meeting 6-3 on Dec. 4.
Luverne put pressure on Marshall's defense throughout the game and had a 54-18 edge in shots on goal by the final horn, including a 21-9 edge in the second period where all six of the game's goals were scored.
Fischer's shorthanded goal came 2 minutes, 8 seconds into the second period. The lead lasted for just three minutes, as Luverne's Monique Aanenson scored to tie the game. Two minutes later, Luverne's Mariah Aukes poked in a second goal for the Cardinals, and just one minute after that Madisyn Dingmann gave Luverne a 3-1 lead.
Dingmann and Aanenson each scored two goals in the period for Luverne.
Marshall0 1 0-1
Luverne0 5 0-5
M-Miranda Fischer (unassisted), 2:08 (SH)
L-Monique Aanenson (Briana Erickson), 5:04
L-Mariah Aukes (Morgan Hohn), 7:02
L-Madisyn Dingmann (Madi Oye), 8:02
L-Aanenson (Carly Serie), 9:43
L-Dingmann (Makayla Sterrett), 13:15
Shots on Goal: M-18; L-54.
Goaltenders: M-Morgan Morrill (49 saves); Kennedy Gonnerman (17 saves).
Facing a barrage of shots, Marshall goaltender Morgan Morrill made 49 saves. Kennedy Gonnerman had 17 saves in net for the Cardinals.
Now on a seven-game losing streak, the Tigers will try to build some positive momentum next week at the Schwan's Cup in Blaine. They open competition Thursday against International Falls.