FARGO — Fargo North-South buried three third-period goals to run away from Grand Forks 5-1 in North Dakota girls hockey Tuesday at the Fargo Coliseum.
Lindsey Astrup scored the game's first goal, giving the Spruins an early lead. Midway through the second period, Evelyn Olson found the back of the net to push North-South ahead 2-0.
North-South put the game out of reach early in the third period behind goals from Abby Promersberger and Rylee Bartz, pushing the lead to 4-0. Shaley Richards put Grand Forks on the board 30 seconds after Bartz's goal, but that's all the Knightriders would get past Spruins goalie Olivia Gowin, who tallied 14 saves.
Bartz tacked on her second goal of the game a minute-and-a-half later to round out the scoring attack. Bartz, Isabelle Puhl, Madelyn Rohrich and Promersberger all registered an assist.
The Spruins outshot Grand Forks 32-15, including 9-2 in the first period. Grand Forks goalie Kaylee Baker notched 27 saves.
North-South continues to surge over the last three weeks. The Spruins (10-1-1) have won eight games in a row since Jan. 8. Over that stretch, North-South has outscored opponents 50-14. The team's lone loss came in the first game this season, when West Fargo United defeated the Spruins 3-1 on Dec. 15.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Grand Forks (7-5).