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St. Paul United picks up win over South St. Paul in penultimate regular-season game

By John Wagner, SportsEngine, 02/02/19, 10:00AM CST

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Sammie Sabin netted a pair of goals, leading United past the crosstown Packers.

St.Paul United's Sammie Sabin (white) puts the eventual game-winner just over South St. Paul goalie Delaney Norman's shoulder Saturday. United added one more goal to beat the visiting Packers 5-3. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

St.Paul United's Sammie Sabin (white) puts the eventual game-winner just over South St. Paul goalie Delaney Norman's shoulder Saturday. United added one more goal to beat the visiting Packers 5-3. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

St. Paul United goalie Kenzie Giese makes a save during the action on Feb. 2 in Drake Arena against South St. Paul. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

St. Paul United goalie Kenzie Giese makes a save during the action on Feb. 2 in Drake Arena against South St. Paul. Photo by Korey McDermott, SportsEngine

Don't be fooled by St. Paul United's losing record.

United proved it will be a contender for a fourth consecutive section title with a 5-3 victory over South St. Paul, ranked No. 4 in the Class 1A state coaches' poll, at Drake Arena Saturday.

First Report

St. Paul United scored three goals in the opening period and skated to a 5-3 victory over crosstown foe South St. Paul at Drake Arena on Saturday afternoon.

Sammie Sabin had two goals to lead the offense for United (10-12-2, 1-4-2). Jenna Hoops, Lucie Bond and Eleanor Winges tallied the other goals for United, en route to ending the Packers’ seven-game unbeaten streak.

South St. Paul, ranked No. 4 in the Class 1A coaches’ poll, got a power-play goal from Gabby Madigan and an even-strength marker from Savannah Lenarz.

Kenzie Giese finished with 30 saves for United, while Delaney Norman stopped 17 shots for the Packers (15-6-3, 7-0-2).

The MN Girls' Hockey Hub poll is for entertainment purposes only.

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