Cersosimo's goal in OT lifts Marlins
The Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team constantly battled from behind on Saturday against the Watertown Lakers. Mitchell's Jordan Grosdidier scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to tie the game at 6 and force overtime. Jacob Ce...
The Mitchell Marlin boys hockey team constantly battled from behind on Saturday against the Watertown Lakers.
Mitchell's Jordan Grosdidier scored two goals in the final three minutes of regulation to tie the game at 6 and force overtime. Jacob Cersosimo scored a goal on a shot to the top left shelf in overtime to lift the Marlins to their second straight league win.
"Overtime games are fantastic," said Mitchell head coach John Lord, whose team won 7-6 at the Mitchell Activities Center. "Winning those games builds character for our team. Going into overtime, we told our seniors that it was time to step up and they did."
The contest began with two Watertown goals, but the Marlins responded with goals from Alex Murtha and Jacob Thill within an 8-second span in the first period.
The second period was all Watertown as it outscored Mitchell 3-1, taking a 5-3 lead. Spencer Neugebauer scored the lone Marlin goal in the period.
The Marlins rebounded in the third with three goals of their own, one by Cersosimo and two from Grosdidier.
Watertown scored two short handed goals and was led by Lukas Eide with two goals.
The Marlins outshot the Lakers 50-43 and were led in the net by Tate Sutherland. He made 37 saves and gave up six goals in the win, while Robert Luken Jr. made 43 saves and gave up seven goals for Watertown.
Going forward, Lord said the team still has to work on stick handling and passing, but he did see some positives from the weekend.
"I think we did a good job attacking the puck," he said.
The Marlins (2-0) play Rushmore in a pair of games Saturday and Sunday in Rapid City.
Marlin girls drop two
The Mitchell girls hockey team suffered a pair of losses to Sioux Falls over the weekend at the Mitchell Activities Center.
Mitchell fell 4-2 on Saturday and 4-1 on Sunday. In the weekend opener, Mitchell earned goals from Jacey Brunsen and Michelle Wyatt. Tiadra Simmermon made 17 saves and gave up four goals for Mitchell (0-5), which outshot Sioux Falls 39-21.
On Sunday, Cassidy Stucky scored Mitchell's lone goal, while goalie Katelyn Uithoven made 22 saves and gave up four goals. The Marlins outshot the Flyers 34-26.
Mitchell hosts Aberdeen at 8 p.m. Saturday.