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Chix drop game to Breakaways

Melinda Mawdsley

The Vail Breakaways used a second-period goal to take the lead and the 3-1 win against the Steamboat Chix with Stix last Friday.

Playing at home, the Chix scored the first goal just 2 minutes, 14 seconds into the game, off the stick of winger Cathy Wiedemer. Center Sue Heineke was given the assist.

Vail tied things up five minutes into the second period and added the eventual game-winning goal with five minutes left in the second.

The Chix pulled goalie Carol Vittore with 1:25 remaining to try for a tying goal with the extra skater. Instead, Vail got the puck and scored an empty netter with three seconds left in the game.

Vittore stopped 22 of the 25 shots she faced, and the Chix managed 26 shots on goal but had difficulty getting any past the Vail goalie after Wiedemer’s score.

The Chix (1-4-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the league) play Saturday against the Mavericks in Denver and Sunday against Vail in Vail.

— To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com


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