An encouraging start was followed by a disappointing finish for the Marshall girls' hockey team in Day 2 at the Schwan Cup in Blaine. The Tigers grabbed a 2-0 lead over Fairmont through the first period, but couldn't withstand the pressure put on by the Cardinals' attack and suffered a 5-3 defeat on Friday while playing in the tournament's Green division.
Fairmont, which improves to 4-7 overall, outshot the Tigers (3-10 overall) 37-15 in the game.
Marshall was coming off an 8-0 loss to International Falls on Thursday and came out hot in the first period against Fairmont. Lizzie Archbold struck first with a goal 4 minutes, 25 seconds into the game off an assist from Hanna Peterson.
Later on in the period, the Tigers took advantage of a power-play opportunity when Peterson put home a goal with 20 seconds left before intermission. Jessica Blanchard got the assist.
Marshall's momentum was halted midway through the second period when Fairmont's Brooke Lemon put the Cardinals on the board. She scored two more goals in the game, one late in the second period and the other in the first three minutes of the third, to record a hat trick and put her team on top.
Tieryn Arens provided another goal for the Cardinals two minutes after Lemon's third goal, which proved to be the deciding goal. Marshall tacked on a third goal at the 5:30 mark of the third period when Mckenna Radke scored for the Tigers, but her team couldn't muster any more goals the rest of the way and dropped its ninth straight game.
The Tigers will wrap up the Schwan Cup today at 11:45 p.m. with a game against Worthington for seventh place in the eight-team division.
Fairmont0 2 3-5
Marshall2 0 1-3
M-Lizzie Archbold (Hanna Peterson), 4:25
M-Peterson (Jessica Blanchard), 16:40 PP
F-Brooke Lemon (Jalyssa Wilson, Myah Lytle), 8:26
F-Lemon (Tieryn Arens, Wilson), 15:39
F-Lemon (Wilson, Arens), 2:52
F-Arens (Wilson), 4:58
M-Mckenna Radke (Megan Vogl, Miranda Fischer), 5:30
F-Taylor Nuss (unassisted), 16:58
Shots on Goal: F-37; M-15.
Goaltenders: F-Sadie Sandersfeld (12 saves); M-Sierra Wagner (32 saves).