Eastview junior Avery Chesek (13) takes a shot on the Lakeville South goal in the first period. Her shot from a similar spot in overtime won the game for the Lightning. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
Eastview managed to put a puck on top of the net before hitting the back of it.
A last chance shot in the waning seconds of regulation near the center line nearly dropped in for Eastview, only to end up on top of the goal.
It took just 28 seconds into overtime for Eastview to hone in on the target as a breakaway goal by Avery Chesek was the game-winner in a 1-0 victory Tuesday at Lakeville South.
Lakeville South, ranked No. 6 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, had 14 seconds left on a power play to open overtime. The Cougars couldn’t capitalize and the No. 10 Lightning were quick to turn the momentum.
Eastview freshman Ellie Groebner (22) gets tangled up with Lakeville South's MacKenzie Luce. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
The first time South Suburban Conference foes Eastview and Lakeville South met this season, a scoring bonanza ensued.
The two teams combined for ten goals in an Eastview win, but this time Eastview needed overtime to escape with a 1-0 victory on Tuesday at Hasse Arena in Lakeville.
Just 14 seconds after killing a Lakeville South power play, Eastview alternate captain and junior forward Avery Chesek scored in transition for the golden goal just 28 seconds into the extra period..
Lakeville South got out of the gate with energy. The Cougars, ranked No. 6 in the Class 2A coaches’ poll, made Eastview junior goalie Angie Lombardi stop three shots in the first minute.
The No. 10 Lightning quickly settled in and held its opponent without another shot on goal or over eight minutes. Eastview had good looks, including from its second leading points getter Ceshek whose shot was snared by the glove of Lakeville South senior goalie Lauren Sorvari.
Both teams had power play chances in the opening period that ended in Lakeville South (7-2-1) maintaining an 8-7 shots on goal advantage.
The lid stayed on the nets in a scoreless, penalty-free second period. The Cougars surged midway through the period before the Lightning, and particularly captain and senior forward Mikayla Kelley, nearly broke the scoring open.
The game went to overtime still scoreless as each team killed a power play in the final five minutes of regulation. Eastview (7-2-1) put up a last-ditch effort in the closing seconds of regulation that landed on top of the net. Lakeville South senior forward Tori Olin came back and put a shot from the right circle on net that would have been the game winner with a second left on the clock.
Eastview goaltender Angie Lombardi (30) reaches for a puck in the third period. Lombardi got the shutout for the Lightning. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine
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