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Irish girls' hockey drop three in a row after starting 2-0

Freshman Whitney Tuttle has been crucial for the Irish early on this season. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Freshman Ava Webster had two assists in Rosemount's three-game losing streak. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Rosemount Irish girls' hockey team got off to a great start with wins over Hastings and Farmington. Since then, the Irish have lost three games — two to South Suburban Conference opponents. They lost at home to Apple Valley and Eagan, and then on the road to Simley and now sit at 2-3 overall. Their lone game this week is on the road Thursday, Nov. 29, at Lakeville North.

Rosemount scored two goals in each of its three losses but gave up a total of 13. They lost to Apple Valley 4-2, Eagan 6-2 and Simley 3-2. Against the Eagles, Rosemount scored first with a goal from senior Emma Ginter (assisted by freshman Whitney Tuttle). However, Apple Valley scored two goals themselves in the first period and led 2-1 heading into the third. Sophomore Ava Nygaard tied the game, assisted by Whitney Tuttle and junior Ashley Tuttle. Apple Valley then scored two more goals in the third to win 4-2.

In the matchup against Eagan, the Wildcats scored six straight goals in the first and second periods. Rosemount got on the board trailing 6-0 late in the second period when Nygaard scored with help from Whitney Tuttle and freshman Ava Webster. Whitney Tuttle added the last goal of the game just seconds into the third period, assisted by Nygaard and sophomore Savannah Hutchins.

The Irish held an early lead at Simley as Whitney Tuttle scored on a power play assisted by Webster. The Spartans tied the game later in the first period and took a 2-1 lead in the second, but Rosemount tied the game at 2-2 in the third with a goal from sophomore Lucy Jagoe (with help from Whitney Tuttle and Nygaard). However, Simley scored with under a minute left in the game to secure the 3-2 win.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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