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Fairmont Area hockey splits split twinbill

BENSON — Mackenzie Householder scored a natural hat trick in the second period to help lead the Fairmont Area Cardinals to a 7-1 win over Morris/Benson Area in girls hockey action Friday night in Benson.

The win breaks an eight-game losing streak for the Cardinals, while the hat trick notches Householder’s 100th career point.

Householder added two assists to her performance, while Emily Sokoloski also dished out two helpers.

Alexis Newville and Bella Larson each scored one goal and passed out one assist, while Brooklyn Meyer and Jonissa Neitzel each scored a goal. Hannah Goerndt also dished out one helper.

Fairmont Area netminder Hadley Artz made 20 saves to net the win for the Cardinals.

Fairmont Area (4-8) plays host to Minnesota River at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Redwood Valley 7, Fairmont Area 6 — Redwood Valley scored four consecutive goals to close the first period and open the second, building a lead Fairmont Area tried to fight back from.

Kaiden Musser led the charge for Fairmont Area, netting a hat trick. Musser scored the game-opening goal with 15:10 left in the first period off an assist from Alec Reutzel, then Musser scored two more in the third period. His second goal came off another Reutzel assist, one of his three to total a playmaker, with 10:52 left, then Musser scored the final goal of the game off a double assist from Reutzel and Eli Anderson on a power-play opportunity with 2:14 left.

Reutzel added a goal of his own off a double assist from Anderson and Hartley Aust with 9:13 left in the second period, while Anderson added an unassisted goal with 15:00 left in the matchup and another off an Aust assist with 8:24 left.

Chase Schablin, Mason Clark and Tyson Clark each scored two goals for Redwood Valley, while Jacob Zollner scored Redwood Valley’s final goal with 12:50 left in the matchup.

Redwood Valley outshot Fairmont Area 36-26 in the game.

Fairmont Area netminder Rachel O’Connor made 29 saves, while Redwood Valley goaltender Camden Cilek stopped 20 shots to net the win.

Fairmont Area (0-12) and Redwood Valley (7-6) match up again at 7 p.m. Tuesday when Redwood Valley travels to Fairmont.

Fairmont Area 1-1-4–6

Redwood Valley 3-3-1–7

Scoring Plays

1st Period

FA–Kaiden Musser (Alec Reutzel), 15:10.

RV–Chase Schablin (Mason Clark), 11:31.

RV–Mason Clark (unassisted), 8:59.

RV–Chase Schablin (Mason Clark, Tyson Clark), 0:59.

2nd Period

RV–Tyson Clark (Chad Riewer), 10:29.

FA–Alec Reutzel (Hartley Aust, Eli Anderson), 9:13.

RV–Tyson Clark (Carter Iwan, Brody Plass), 6:12.

RV–Mason Clark (Jayson Peyerl, Chase Schablin), 5:20.

3rd Period

FA–Eli Anderson (unassisted), 15:00.

RV–Jacob Zollner (Kaleb Serbus, Austin Gunderson), 12:50.

FA–Kaiden Musser (Alec Reutzel), 10:52.

FA–Eli Anderson (Hartley Aust), 8:24.

FA–Kaiden Musser (Eli Anderson, Alec Reutzel), 2:14 PP.

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