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Marlin girls drop season opener at Aberdeen

ABERDEEN--The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team opened the season on Sunday against Aberdeen at Odde Ice Arena. Facing one of the top teams in the state, Mitchell knew it would be facing a daunting task against the four-time defending state cham...

ABERDEEN-The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team opened the season on Sunday against Aberdeen at Odde Ice Arena.

Facing one of the top teams in the state, Mitchell knew it would be facing a daunting task against the four-time defending state champions and Aberdeen opened up a 7-0 lead after two periods before finishing with an 8-1 victory.

"We made a few mistakes and fell into a slump in that second period and it cost us," Mitchell head coach Jessica Rezac said. "So we've just got to come together and learn from our mistakes throughout the season."

The bright spot of the night came at the 8:27 mark of the third period, when Kelsey Amick registered the first goal of the season for the Marlins.

The Cougars had just scored their eighth goal of the game and Amick caught them sleeping on a hard drive to the net.
"I think they were relaxing and weren't really expecting it from us," Rezac said. "Kelsey Amick got it off the faceoff, just charged at the net and got one by her."

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Marlins' goaltender Katelyn Uithoven stopped 33 of the 41 shots sent in her direction, while Aberdeen's Shelby Snow made 12 saves.

Mitchell (0-1) is back on the ice Friday at Brookings.

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