Girls State Hockey: Andover opens title defense w/ shutout over Rosemount

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Isa Goettl’s hat trick and five-point day helped defending state champ Andover (26-3) open the 2023 Class AA Girls Hockey Tournament with a 9-0 Quarterfinal victory over Rosemount (15-12-2).

Nora Sauer helped Andover make a quick statement in the contest as she scored the eventual game-winner at 1:06 of the first period with assists from Hannah Christenson and Mackenzie Jones.

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The Huskies pushed their lead to 2-0 later in the first period with a goal at 13:36 by Ella Boerger that included assists from Madison Brown and Jones. Andover outshot the Irish 20-2 in the first period and finished the game with a 38-12 lead in shots.

Andover turned up the heat in the second period with four goals. Isa Goettl opened the second with a goal at 8:20 that featured assists from Brown and Jones. Maya Engler made it 5-0 with her goal at 11:02 on assists from Goetti and Boerger.

Goettl added her second goal of the game at 15:27 of the second period with a solo assist from Brown, who later finished the period’s scoring with a power play goal at 16:58 with helpers from Goetti and Boerger.

In the final period of play, Goettl gained the hat trick with a shorthanded goal at 2:10 to push the lead to 7-0 before Andover’s Cailin Mumm and Halle Dunleavy finished the games with goals to make the final tally 9-0.

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Courtney Stagman earned the shutout for Andover with 12 saves, while Natalie Kendhammer was the goalie of record for Rosemount with 28 saves. On offense, Goettl (3g/2a) and Ella Boerger (1g/4a) each had five points to pace the Huskies.

Andover will continue tournament play on Friday, Feb. 24 with a 6:00 p.m. game at the Xcel Energy Center against Edina.

Rosemount will enter the consolation bracket and play Lakeville North on Friday Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m. That game will be played at the TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center in St. Paul.

Courtesy: Minnesota State High School League