After a 26-day layoff, the Northville girls hockey team finally returned to Michigan Metro Girls High School League action Saturday against Walled Lake at Suburban Ice in Farmington Hills.
And the Mustangs carried a 3-2 lead into the final period, only to give up three unanswered goals as the Wild stormed back for a 5-3 triumph.
Alex Ragon tied the game just 39 seconds into the final period and Julia Barrett notched the game-winner with 9:56 remaining as the Wild improved to 5-4-1 with the Michigan Metro crossover win.
Libby Williams also scored twice and Sidney Smith added a goal for Walled Lake, which is 5-4-1 in Division 2 of the Michigan Metro.
Northville trailed 1-0 after one period, but tallied three goals in the second to take the lead as Grace Healey evened the count at 1-1 from Marisha Hackett and Haley Ramsden at 2:05.
Megan Kerr then followed with a pair of goals – the first assisted by Anna Pilarz and the second off assists from Healey and Emily Comben – at 5:52 and 14:04 of the second.
But Walled Lake goaltender Sheridan Clifford, who had 16 saves, kept Northville off the board over the final period to help secure the victory.
Annette Taylor made 15 saves for the Mustangs, who slipped to 1-6 overall and 1-6 in Division 1 of the Metro.
LIGGETT 10, NORTHVILLE 0: Olivia Yates had two goals and one assist, while Miranda Saigh chipped in with three assists as Grosse Pointe Woods University-Liggett (7-2, 7-2) earned the Michigan Metro Division 1 victory Sunday over the Mustangs (1-7, 1-7) at Livonia’s Edgar Arena.
Liggett led 2-0 after one period before exploding for eight second-period goals.
Riley Marchin also scored twice for the Knights, while Allison Stapleton, Haley Malewicz, Jane Ninivaggi, Jena Pangborn and Katie Fruehauf each contributed a goal and assist.
Ellie Winters tallied the other Liggett goal, while netminder Olivia Portillo posted the shutout.