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Girls hockey: Irish improve in sixth straight loss

The Rosemount girls hockey team remained winless, but played its closest game yet last Tuesday against Hudson (Wis.).

The Irish out-shot the visiting Raiders 39-22 but still fell to 0-6 after a 6-3 setback at Rosemount Community Center.

“The game left a sweet but sour taste. The sweet came from the performance and the sour came from the result.… We totally dominated every aspect of the game but the scoreboard for 51 minutes. We gave great effort and our execution was at its best,” Rosemount coach Tom Conboy said. “The deciding factor of the game was that we did not capitalize on enough of our opportunities and Hudson capitalized on all of theirs.”

Kristen Reuter got the Irish on the board in the first period (assist to Lauryn Roszak), but Sydney Squires quickly gave Hudson the lead back with her second score of the game. Squires opened the second with her third goal and two more Hudson scores made it 5-1 heading into the third period.

The Irish ramped it up after that, posting a 13-5 edge in shots on goal over the final 17 minutes. Reuter knocked in her second goal at the 23-second mark (assist to Ashlee Humble) and Alex Sirek scored unassisted at 2:56 to briefly make it a 5-3 game.

Goaltender Lauren Topor played all 51 minutes for the Irish and finished with 16 saves.

The Irish hosted Spring Lake Park on Tuesday and are on the road tonight for a South Suburban Conference game at Apple Valley.