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Knudson’s 31 saves help 19U preserve draw, 3-3

Posted 12/08/15 (Tue)

By Jody Michael
The Crosby and Glasgow girls’ 19U hockey teams skated to a 3-3 draw on Saturday night at Andrist Arena, in a rematch of the Ice Dawgs’ 3-0 win on Nov. 22.
“Glasgow and Crosby are building quite a rivalry,” Comets coach Keith Olson said. “This was as intense an early-season game with anyone I can remember in the past few years.”
MaKenzie Knudson stopped 31 of Glasgow’s 34 shots in the game, including eight in the overtime session.
The Comets struck first at 7:30 of the first period. Ashlyn Bailey rifled a slap shot that Glasgow defender Baylie Chappell managed to block with her stick, at which point Autumn Ballew was in position to toss it back toward the net, and it deflected in to give Crosby an early 1-0 advantage.
Crosby struck again nine minutes later on a goal by Makenzie Olson after Addy Eriksmoen had helped tear a rebound away from two Glasgow skaters.
“The first period, I thought we played tremendous hockey with constant pressure in their end,” Keith Olson said. “The intensity from our girls was great; we played very hard, and I’m proud of the effort.”
The Ice Dawgs responded in the second period, 15 seconds into a power play, to cut the Comet advantage in half, 2-1. Glasgow tied it up at 2:58 of the third period.
Just 39 seconds later, Hailey Landsverk slipped a rebound past Glasgow goalie Autumn Gault’s left side for the go-ahead goal after a pass from Ballew and missed shots from herself and Makenzie Olson.
“Our younger girls are being forced to grow with each game and appear up to the challenge,” Keith Olson said. “If we can sustain this type of effort, we will continue to be a tough out in any game.”
Glasgow responded at 9:28 on another power-play score, this one with just 10 seconds remaining, to tie it again, 3-3, and lead to overtime.
“We took too many penalites,” Keith Olson said.
Neither team managed to draw blood in the overtime session despite the Ice Dawgs outtriggering Crosby, 8-6.
The Comets will hit the road Saturday with a 7 p.m. game at Bottineau. The following Tuesday, Crosby will host Williston for a 7 p.m. puck drop.
Crosby 3, Glasgow 3
    1st    2nd    3rd    OT    F
Glasgow    0    1    2    0    3
Crosby    2    0    1    0    3
1st period
Crosby -- Autumn Ballew 9:30 (Ashlyn Bailey)
Crosby -- Makenzie Olson :20 (Addy Eriksmoen)
2nd period
Glasgow -- 12:15
3rd period
Glasgow -- 14:02
Crosby -- Hailey Landsverk 13:23 (Autumn Ballew, Makenzie Olson)
Glasgow -- 7:32
Goalie saves: Autumn Gault 32, MaKenzie Knudson 31
Penalty minutes: Glasgow 14, Crosby 14

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