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Fusion fall in OT in state semifinal

Fusion goaltender Carlie Christensen makes one of her 42 saves in Friday's state semifinal game in Madison.

Onalaska scored four unanswered goals, including the game-winner four minutes into overtime, to defeat the St. Croix Valley Fusion, 4-3, in a semifinal game at the WIAA Girls Hockey Championship Tournament in Madison Friday afternoon.

St. Croix Valley took a 3-0 lead into the third period thanks to a pair of goals by Maddie Rowe and one by Andrea Eliason, but Onalaska scored three goals in the third period, the last two 38 seconds apart with five minutes remaining in regulation, to tie the score.

The Hilltoppers tallied the game-winner four minutes into overtime.

Fusion goalie Carlie Christensen finished with 42 saves as Onalaska outshot the Fusion, 46-26.

See the March 13 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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