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PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Baraboo co-op can't hang on against Stoughton co-op
PREP GIRLS HOCKEY | STOUGHTON CO-OP 7, BARABOO CO-OP 3

PREP GIRLS HOCKEY: Baraboo co-op can't hang on against Stoughton co-op

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The Baraboo co-op girls hockey team took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission on Saturday.

The Lightning couldn’t make it hold, suffering a 7-3 home loss to the Stoughton co-op at Poppy Waterman Ice Arena.

The Lightning (1-8, 0-5 Badger Conference) were looking for their first win since a 7-5 home victory over Medford on Nov. 30. They started slow on Saturday, in their first action since a 7-1 loss to the Sun Prairie co-op on Dec. 19.

Stoughton's Rachel Louis scored 1 minute, 59 seconds into the game, while Aeryn Olson tacked on another goal at the 6:19 mark to give the Icebergs (2-9-1, 1-3-1) a 2-0 lead before the Lightning responded.

Baraboo got on the board at the 11:28 mark, with Allison Knull chasing down a puck and firing it in the back of the net to cut the deficit in half.

The Lightning tied the game when Bella Bowden scored with 5:32 to play in the first, then took their only lead of the night with Bowden's goal in the final minute of the period.

Stoughton drew even with Hailie Hefel's power-play goal at the 16:06 mark of the second period, then pulled away with a four-goal third. Izzy Newton carried the Icebergs, scoring three goals in a 3:08 stretch to give Stoughton a 6-3 lead at the 6:41 mark. Alexa Short capped the scoring with a goal with 2:15 remaining.

Lightning goalie Kaitlin Elder made 42 saves in the loss, while Aven Gruner had 25 saves for the Icebergs.

The Baraboo co-op will continue Badger Conference play at Beaver Dam on Thursday.

Follow Brock Fritz on Twitter @BrockFritz.

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