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December 13, 2012
Junior Danielle Lorant had one of her best career games Monday evening, helping University Liggett’s girls’ hockey team beat Livonia Ladywood 5-3.

Lorant had one goal and three assists to lead the host Knights’ offense. Other goal scorers were junior Hannah Hodges, senior Hannah Mason and senior Chandler Warren.

Drawing assists were junior Bella Canzano, senior Aria Ganz-Waple, freshman Jennifer Kusch, Hodges and Mason.

“We played a solid game and I was happy to see the girls generate a lot of scoring chances,” head coach Cassie Jaeckle said.

The Knights took a 2-1 lead after the opening period and maintained the one-goal advantage after the second intermission as each squad tallied in the second stanza.

Hodges scored what turned out to be the winning goal at the 2:56 mark of the third period, and with 1:04 left, Lorant scored on a wrist shot.

For the Blazers, senior Hannah Pereira had all three goals.

The Knights had ample opportunities to add to the lead, but senior goalie Sarah Koch made several key saves.

For the home team, freshman Olivia Portillo was just as impressive, stopping three mini breakaways to preserve the victory.

Liggett improved to 2-3 in the Michigan Metro Girls High School Hockey League.

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