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USM Girls Advance to Sectional Final

By USM Staff, 02/10/21, 10:15AM CST


The USM Wildcats hung on for a 3-2 victory in the sectional semifinal vs. the Fond Du Lac Warbirds on Tuesday, February 9 at the Uihlein Ice Arena.

Zoe Uihlein opened the scoring on the night with an unassisted power play goal at 13:38 in the first period. After a 1-0 first period, USM added to the lead on a goal by Layne Diffley from Madison Wager just 28 seconds into the second. The Warbirds battled and closed the margin to 1 goal down after Chloe Tobin found the back of the net from Stephany and Brown at 10:49 in the second. Eileen Carey increased USM's lead to 3-1 with 2:50 remaining in the 2nd period on an assist from Lily Valimont. The Warbirds’ Ella Spies scored a power play goal early in the 3rd period, but USM was able to hang on to the lead for the remainder of the period and secure the 3-2 win. USM will play Arrowhead in the Sectional Final on Friday night in Fond Du Lac with a 7:45pm puck drop.