Mitchell Marlins girls hockey advances to state semifinals

Jarman, Sabers each score twice in opening-round win

The Mitchell Marlins girls hockey team huddles up before facing off against Oahe on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Mitchell Activities Center for its annual Pink the Rink game. (Sam Fosness / Republic)

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.

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