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SWC claims second victory versus Hawks

The South Washington County girls hockey team claimed its second win of the year by sweeping the season series against Robbinsdale Cooper by means of a 6-1 triumph in the west metro on Friday night.

While it was not quite as dominating of a performance for the Royal Raptors -- SWC topped Cooper, 9-0, in the season opener at the Bielenberg Sports Center last week -- the victory did improve the Woodbury/East Ridge conglomerate to 2-1 on the 2009-10 campaign.

Alexa Jacobsen and Clare Shaw scored for SWC to put the visitors up 2-0 in the second period before the Royal Raptors countered the Hawks lone goal of the game with four of their own in the final frame -- two from Emily Moris, one each from April Weller and Rachel Letsche -- for the final five-goal spread.

Goaltender Jessica Taplin made 14 saves to secure the victory for SWC, who travel to the Cottage Grove Ice Arena for a Suburban East Conference matchup against Park on Tuesday night.