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Girls hockey: Bemidji battles to 2-2 tie with St. Cloud Cathedral

ST. CLOUD — Jacie Lalli and Megan Dondelinger scored to help lead the Bemidji High School girls hockey team to a 2-2 tie Saturday at St. Cloud Cathedral.

The draw was Bemidji’s second of the season and the Lumberjacks will take a 2-4-2 record into Tuesday’s game at Detroit Lakes.

Bemidji’s next home appearance will be Dec. 10 against Crookston.

Neither team scored in the opening 17 minutes Saturday but Lalli gave BHS a 1-0 lead five minutes into the second stanza when she converted feeds from Dondelinger and Madison Schultz while the Jacks were on the power play.

The home team tied the game 1:16 into the third period when Megan Milroy scored with the help of Samantha Eisenreich’s assist.

Dondelinger, however, gave the Lumberjacks a 2-1 advantage three minutes later when she skated through the defense and beat Crusader goalie Allie Rosenkrans.

Late in the game Bemidji was whistled for a penalty and St. Cloud Cathedral took advantage of its opportunity as Milroy tallied her second goal of the contest at 14:42.

Neither team scored during the rest of regulation nor in the overtime.

Emily Frazer tended Bemidji’s net and stopped 27 shots, including six in overtime. Rosenkrans finished with 19 saves.

Bemidji 0 1 1 0 - 2

S.C.Cathedral 0 0 2 0 - 2

First period - No scoring

Second period - 1, Bemidji, Lalli (Dondelinger, Schultz (4:59 PP

Third period - 2, SCC, Milroy (Eisenreich) 1:16. 3, Bemidji, Dondelinger (unassisted) 4:38. 4, SCC, Milroy (Eisenreich) 14:42 PP

Shots - Bemidji 2-9-9-1-21; SCC 4-10-9-6-29

Saves - Frazer (Bemidji) 27-29; SCC 19-21

Penalties - Bemidji 4 for 8 minutes; SCC 1 for 2 minutes

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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