Austin’s Kate Holtz scored an unassisted goal 8:35 into the third to put the Packers in front of the Trojans, 3-2, and that would be the eventual final score Tuesday night at the Worthington Ice Arena.
Aubree Pederson’s goal with just 7.6 seconds remaining in the first period gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead, but the Packers knotted things up just 15 seconds into the second period when Sarah Wangen scored. The teams remained tied heading into the third period, but Austin moved out in front 2-1 with 3:34 seconds gone by on a goal that came on a two-person-advantage power play. The Trojans, though, answered when Allison Iverson scored on an assist from Kessey Aljets at 5:56 of the third.
WHS had a two-person advantage for 27 seconds late in the third period, but couldn’t convert. The Trojans stayed close despite being outshot, 29-12. The WHS girls are now 3-14 on the season.
The Trojan boys hockey team, meanwhile, was defeated 3-1 in Austin on Tuesday night.
The Packers went ahead, 1-0, in the first period, but Worthington tied it at the 3:42 mark of the second period on a goal by Caden Van Briesen. Assists were credited to Blake Ahrenstorff and Alec Langerud. Austin, though, scored single goals in the second and third periods to come away with the win. The Trojans, now 8-5 on the season, were outshot 37-31.
In high school wrestling, Worthington won a pair of matches at home Tuesday night, taking care of Luverne 60-18 and edging Windom/Mountain Lake 36-33.
Against Luverne, the Trojans’ Alex Galvez (106 pounds), Dalton Larson (113), Ethan Meyer (120), Miat Htoo (138), Chase Byrne (152), Kevin Galvez (170), Mu Shee (182) and Tanner Hennings (195) each won via pins, and the Trojans won a pair of other matches by forfeit.
Against Windom/Mountain Lake, Meyer (at 126 pounds), Mason Schutz (170 pounds), Shee (195) and Tanner Hennings (220) all won by fall for Worthington. Alex Galvez and Larson won by decision.
In other action Tuesday night:
Pipestone Area 62, Southwest Minnesota Christian 55
Blue Earth 75, Windom 64
Sioux Falls Washington 58, Marshall 54
Sheldon 50, Sibley-Ocheyedan 42
Western Christian 69, Estherville-Lincoln Central 58
Boyden-Hull 61, Central Lyon 55
Sioux Center 65, George-Little Rock 53
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 52, South O’Brien 41
Spencer 55, Spirit Lake 48
Mountain Lake Area-Comfrey 56, Edgerton 43
Heron Lake-Okabena/Fulda 54, Murray County Central 41
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 69, Renville County West 37
Sioux Falls Washington 64, Marshall 58
Sibley-Ocheyedan 65, Sheldon 55
Estherville-Lincoln Central 59, Western Christian 29
Central Lyon 55, Boyden-Hull 44
Okoboji 63, MOC-Floyd Valley 42
West Lyon 62, Rock Valley 35
Sioux Center 51, George-Little Rock 11
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 54, South O’Brien 43
Spencer 43, Spirit Lake 41
Windom Area 6, Fairmont 1
Marshall 7, Redwood Valley 0