Their comeback attempt fell short in the end but the Muskie girls’ hockey team showed great resilience in a 5-4 shootout loss to the host Dryden Eagles in NorWOSSA action Thursday night.
After Dryden (4-1) had taken a 2-0 lead early in the first period, Savannah McGinnis fired home a feed from Martina Woods to trim it to 2-1 after 20 minutes.
The Eagles then struck twice in the second to take a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
But showing some fight, Jill Calder made it a one-goal game for the Muskies (1-2-0-1) in the third when she finished off a feed from Issy Taylor.
McGinnis then knotted it at 3-3 with her second tally of the game, with Tatum Glowasky drawing the lone assist.
Then after Dryden took the lead once again, Calder came through with her second marker of the night to force overtime.
After overtime solved nothing, the game moved to the shootout.
Neither team could solve the opposing goalie until the fourth round when Dryden finally capitalized.
Makenna Henttonen had the last gasp for the Muskies but couldn’t find a way to beat the Eagles’ goalie.
The Muskies will resume league action Wednesday night when they head to Kenora to battle the Broncos (2-3).
Then they’ll cap the week by playing in the K-Town Classic tournament in Kenora on Friday and Saturday.