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.
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).
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