Senior Andres Garcia has been nothing short of phenomenal for Austin (8-0-1, 8-0-1) this season, scoring 21 goals to share the state lead with Tyler Johnson of Dover-Eyota. Garcia, who scored 11 goals all of last season, has had three four-goal games and two three-goal games for the No. 2-1A Packers. He’s been held without a goal just twice.
Northfield (9-0-1, 9-0-1) takes more of a score-by-committee approach. The No. 10-2A Raiders have four double digit goal-scorers, with seniors Grant Roney (14 goals) and Pascal Cogan (13 goals) powering the attack.
Austin could surge into a tie with Northfield in the Big 9 Conference standings with a victory. This could also be the final regular-season game for both teams — Austin has played one fewer game because of a postponement with Winona.