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GIRLS HOCKEY: BHS earns 1st win in overtime over DL

BEMIDJI -- Sophomore forward Austyn Tobey scored two goals and sophomore defender Gracie Fisher buried the game-winner Friday night to lead the Bemidji High School girls hockey team to a 4-3 overtime win over Detroit Lakes on Friday at Bemidji Community Arena.

After a tough 0-6 start to the season, BHS head coach said the team put it all together to come up with its first win.

“The effort level was outstanding,” Reierson said. “It was something that we’ve been looking for. Over the last five games we haven’t had it, so no we have it and they played really hard.”

Each team scored a goal in each of the three regulation periods.

Kali Kelm assisted Tobey’s first tally just 2 minutes, 42 seconds after the opening faceoff, but Lakers (3-7) sophomore Annie Campbell answered three and a half minutes later.

In the middle frame, Jacie Lalli retook the lead with an unassisted goal, but Anna Payne came right back with a powerplay goal for Detroit Lakes.

Olivia Johnson and Lexi Leitner assisted Tobey’s second goal early in the third period. Once again, though, the Lakers were quick to even it back up at 3-3 with a goal from Emma Coley.

“She finally finally got on the scoresheet and got a couple in the back of the net, so that was great,” Reierson said of Tobey.

Both teams had powerplay opportunities in the middle of the third, but both were killed off and the game went 51 minutes without a winner.

Finally, just 44 seconds into the overtime, Fisher finished it off unassisted for the win.

We had effort from the girls that played one shift the entire game to the girls that played every other one. Everybody was working super hard.

The Jacks will take a 1-6 record into their next contest, which comes against Thief River Falls at 7:30 Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Ralph Engelstad Arena.