Mitchell Marlins girls hockey advances to state semifinals
Jarman, Sabers each score twice in opening-round win
WATERTOWN — Brooke Jarman and Brynlee Sabers each scored two goals Friday 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.
The Marlins (9-7-1 OTL) will now take on top-seeded Aberdeen in the semifinal round at 7 p.m. Saturday. The Cougars dispatched Oahe 11-0 in the opening round.
Brookings will take on Sioux Falls in the other semifinal game, after Brookings defeated Watertown, 4-0, and Sioux Falls defeated Huron, 12-2.