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Mitchell Marlins capture 3rd at state hockey tournament

Mitchell blanks Brookings on Sunday

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WATERTOWN -- The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team claimed third place at the state tournament on Sunday. Mitchell earned the third-place finish with a 4-0 win over Brookings.

Kelsey Amick and Brooke Jarman powered the win with two goals apiece. After Amick netted a first-period goal, Jarman gave the Marlins a 3-0 cushion with two goals in the second period. Amick iced the contest with a late goal in the final period.

Sadie Kludt recorded 13 saves in the win. Mitchell outshot Brookings, 37-13.

On Saturday, the Marlins dropped a 7-2 decision against Aberdeen in the semifinals. The contest was knotted at 2-2 entering the final frame, but the Cougars collected five goals to secure the victory.

Kelsey Amick and Brynlee Sabers each netted goals in the loss. Sadie Kludt finished with 41 saves. Aberdeen outshot Mitchell, 48-12.

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On Friday, Brooke Jarman and Brynlee Sabers each scored two goals and the Mitchell Marlins knocked off Sioux Center in a 4-1 victory in the South Dakota girls hockey tournament quarterfinals.

The Marlins built a 3-0 lead after Jarman had first marker of the game in the first period and Sabers scored back-to-back goals in the second period.

Sioux Center's Mackinzie Van Voorst scored late in the second period to cut the Marlin lead to 3-1 but Mitchell goaltender Sadie Kludt kept the Storm off the board after that. Kludt had 21 saves in the victory.

Jarman's second goal with 2:40 elapsed in the third period gave Mitchell a 4-1 lead. Kelsey Amick and Kate Nash each had two assists in the game for the Marlins. Mitchell outshot Sioux Center 26-22.

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