Sartell/Sauk Rapids weathered a furious storm from Buffalo down the stretch to win 5-3 and advance to the semifinals of the Section 8AA tournament.
Brooke Walters opened the scoring in the first period to put the hosts up 1-0. Mallory Heder banged in a rebound off a shot from Morgan Cromwell in the second period.
The third period had six goals scored the last 8:25. Grace McCabe scored on the power play to go up 3-0 before Buffalo scored two quick goals with seven minutes remaining.
Libby Asper got the game winner with 3:20 to go on another rebound shot from Morgan Cromwell.
Buffalo tacked on a goal with the goalie pulled before Brooke Walters iced the game with an empty net goal with two minutes remaining.
Chloe Stockinger made 30 saves to pick up the win in goal. The Storm’n Sabres outshot Buffalo 36-33.
Next game is at Brainerd on Tuesday at 7:00 PM.