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Girls hockey: Wayzata, Park send Irish to 0-4

Rosemount was on the wrong side of a pair of 4-2 decisions as its record dropped to 0-4 last week.

The Irish fell behind 4-0 in last Tuesday's home loss to Wayzata, and then dug a 3-0 hole on the road in last Thursday's setback to Park at Cottage Grove Gardens.

The visitors had a 36-31 edge in shots on goal against Park, but didn't get on the board until Kristen Reuter found the net (assists from Amanda Comstock and Alexandra Malecha) at 13:00 of the second period. Less than a minute later, Kendra Goodrich scored on a pass from Samantha Rhody to make it 3-2 heading into the third period.

The Irish had a 13-12 advantage in shots and three power play opportunities in the third period, but couldn't produce another goal. Park pushed its lead back to two goals with a score at the 4:48 mark.

Lauren Topor played all 51 minutes in goal for the Irish and stopped 27 of 31 shots.

The Irish were outshot 36-17 and came up empty on five power play opportunities in last Tuesday's loss to Wayzata at Rosemount Community Center.

Reuter broke up the shutout with a goal on an assist from Goodrich five seconds into the third period. Malecha added a goal (assist from Comstock) at 7:19 to make it 4-2.

Topor finished with 32 saves.

The Irish opened South Suburban Conference play Tuesday at Lakeville North, and are now in the midst of an eight-day layoff until their first league home game next Thursday against Eastview.