STATE GIRLS HOCKEY: Myers, Erickson help lift North-South in first-round victory over Davies
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fargo North-South sophomores Anna Erickson and Grayson Myers were in sync Thursday in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota state girls hockey tournament at Purpur Arena. Erickson was involved in all four of the team's scores...
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Fargo North-South sophomores Anna Erickson and Grayson Myers were in sync Thursday in the quarterfinals of the North Dakota state girls hockey tournament at Purpur Arena.
Erickson was involved in all four of the team's scores, with one goal and three assists, and Myers had a hat trick. Their performances helped lift No. 5-seeded North-South over No. 4 Fargo Davies 4-3.
Davies tied the score twice in the third period--with junior Alysse Glasner scoring a shorthanded goal with 7 minutes, 11 seconds remaining. But Myers answered 27 seconds later with her second goal to put North-South up 3-2.
Davies tied it again with a goal from sophomore McKenna Peterson 38 seconds later. Davies answered again-- as Myers scored her third goal at 11:50, assisted for the third time by Erickson.
"It's fun, we played together last year too on the same line, so we kind of know what each other are doing," Myers said.
North-South's Sam Martin received a two-minute penalty for interference to give Davies a power play with three minutes left in the game. It got more interesting when North-South's Sarah Marcy got called for tripping 36 seconds later to give Davies a 5-on-3 advantage with 2:24 remaining.
When it pulled its goalie with 1:24 remaining, Davies had a 6-on-3 advantage. But North-South came up with its biggest power-play kill of the season.
"We have more practices than games, so we practice all these situations where you try and get prepared," said North-South head coach Kris Dougherty. "Luckily, all that preparation paid off tonight. They were calm, they didn't panic, we touched the puck, did our best to get it out of the zone and that's all you can ask."
Dougherty said the entire team showed up to play.