New Trier rallies to beat Latin in OT, advances to state final

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New Trier 2, Latin 1 OT

THE SKINNY

The Trevians girls hockey team overcame a one-goal deficit after two periods to beat the Romans and advanceto the Blackhawk Cup championship game Thursdayat the United Center. Top-seeded New Trier will play No. 2 Loyola for the state tittle.Trevians junior defender Maggie McMahon scored the game-winner with 34 seconds remaining in overtime Sunday in thestate semifinals at the Edge II Ice Arena in Bensenville.The Trevians outshot the Romans 38-15, but they didn’t get on the scoreboard until sophomore forward Johanna Glaaser’s goal with 9 minutes, 23 seconds to go in the third period.

TURNING POINT

Fresh off a line change, McMahon quickly found the puck and scored the game-winning goal in the final minute of OT. It happened so fast that New Trier coach Nelson Forsberg said he didn’t even see the goal go in.

THE STARS

Glaaser and McMahon both scored goals to help the Trevians get back to the state final.New Trier, which lost in the semifinals last season, won the state title in 2012.

BY THE NUMBERS

New Trier senior goalie Nicole Diesing made 14 saves in the victory. Defender Elizabeth Parsons and forward Alison Griffin each had assists. Latin’s goal was scored by senior forward Morgan Turner inthe first period.

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“I kept telling the girls to keep putting the puck on the net. It was only a matter of time before we put something in.” — Forsberg said.

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