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AUSTIN EDITION Owatonna wins big

Austin no match for Huskies

OWATONNA -- Six different Owatonna players scored goals, including three by Lindsey Macy, as the Huskies blanked Austin 10-0 in Big Nine girls hockey Thursday.

Owatonna has a veteran team with four seniors and seven juniors.

"And I have five eighth-graders," Austin coach Denny Bray said. "We were intimidated again; we're always intimidated by Owatonna."

Macy led the charge for the Huskies. The center, one of the top scorers in the state the past two years, scored a short-handed goal in the first period as Owatonna jumped out to a 5-0 lead. Macy added very quick goals to start the second and third periods. She scored 17 seconds into the second period and nine seconds into the third period.

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"We just didn't clear out in front," Bray said. "Most of their goals were scored right in front of the net."

The Huskies outshot the Packers 29-10 in the game. Austin's Amy Snyder stopped 16 of the 24 shots she faced in two periods. Jo Wiste stopped four of the six shots she saw in the final period.

"We were playing hockey in our defensive zone most of the night, but we didn't give up," Bray said.

Austin only had a couple of good scoring chances, but were denied each time.

The Packers (4-5, 2-5 Big Nine) play at Worthington on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a non-conference game.

Scoring by periods

Austin 0 0 0 -- 10

; Owatonna 5 3 2 -- 0

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; First Period

Scoring -- Owatonna, Ashley Jenkins, 6:11. Owatonna, Laurel Velmore (Ashley Seykora), 6:20. Owatonna, Seykora (Velmore), 6:30. Owatonna, Lindsey Macy (sh), 11:09; Owatonna, Megan Higgins (Jenkins), 12:25.

SECOND Period

Scoring -- Owatonna, Macy, :17. Owatonna, Seykora (Velmore), 3:50. Owatonna, Jenkins (Megan Ihlenseld), 11:10.

THIrd Period

Scoring -- Owatonna, Macy (Ihlenseld), :09 . Owatonna, Cassie Knopp, 10:54.

Shots on goal -- Austin 2-3-5 -- 10. Owatonna 13-11-5 -- 29.

Penalties -- Austin 5-10; Owatonna 2-4.

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Goalies -- Austin, Amy Snyder (24 shots, 16 saves), Jo Wiste (6 shots, 4 saves).

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