Wisconsin ties series with Northeastern
With a 2-2 tie Sunday, the No. 4 women's hockey team came back from Lakewood, Calif., with no wins or losses but plenty of ties. The Badgers (12-4-2 overall, 8-4-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) also tied Northeastern 1-1 Saturday at the California Selects Amateur Hockey Association. The series is the first in NCAA women's hockey history to be played west of the Rocky Mountains.
Sunday, the Badgers outshot the Huskies 49-20 and senior goalie Chanda Gunn had 47 saves for Northeastern. Wisconsin freshman goalie Christine Dufour had 18 saves.
Husky junior forward Lori DiGiacomo scored first, deflecting the puck off of Dufour's skate for the goal at 6:41 in the first period.
Wisconsin responded to Northeastern's first-period score midway through the third period with a goal from junior defender Molly Engstrom. Northeastern sophomore forward Cyndy Kenyon responded less than five minutes later with a goal of her own to give the Huskies the advantage. Freshman defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar gave Wisconsin the equalizer at 15:09 with help from freshman forward Lindsay Macy and junior forward Jackie Friesen. The power play goal broke Northeastern's 39-game streak without allowing a power play goal.
Wrestling team third at Virginia Duals
The wrestling team ended its nonconference season and got a taste for the upcoming Big Ten campaign at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Va. In the process, the team surpassed the 600-win milestone and now holds a 603-421-32 record in the program's 93-year history.
No. 19 Wisconsin (13-2 overall) defeated Lock Haven 28-15 and then took down Purdue 26-15 to advance to the semifinals. The Badgers then lost, 20-15, to Lehigh, before topping Rider 27-18 and Purdue again, 22-12, in the consolation bracket, to take third-place in the tournament.
Nebraska won the event, defeating Lehigh 25-13 in the final.
For Wisconsin, sophomore Tom Clum (125) had a 5-0 record, including two major decisions. Senior Adam Turner went 4-0, wrestling at 157 and 165. Sophomore Ed Gutnik had only one loss in five games and had two major-decision wins while sophomore Lee Kraemer (197) went 3-1 overall.