Badgers and Bulldogs tie series opener
One of the biggest games for the women's hockey team this season ended in a tie. No. 4 Wisconsin (12-4-3 overall, 8-4-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) tied No. 5 Minnesota-Duluth (10-7-2, 6-4-1) 1-1 Saturday afternoon at the Kohl Center, the first in an intriguing two-game series that pits two of the top teams in the country against each other and showcases Olympic talent in UMD senior forward Jenny Potter and junior forward Caroline Ouellette.
After an evenly-matched, scoreless, penalty-less first period in which UMD outshot Wisconsin 8-7, UMD scored early in the second period. Wisconsin had its only penalty on an interference call and the Bulldogs took advantage, as freshman forward Noemie Marin got the puck past UW sophomore goaltender Meghan Horras for the game's first goal.
Although the Bulldogs had all three of their penalties in the second period, the Badgers failed to capitalize on those opportunities. Wisconsin, though, responded 15 minutes after Marin's goal with a score of its own from senior forward Steph Millar.
Wisconsin outshot UMD 20-8 in the third period but could not get the pack past Bulldog freshman netminder Ritta Schaublin, who had 34 saves. Horras had 25 saves, seven off shots from Potter or Ouellette.
Score by period
Shots on goal by period
UMD 1 - Noemie Marin (9) from Allison Lehrke (3) and Krista McArthur (9), PPG, at 0:38
UW 1 - Steph Millar (5) from Meghan Hunter (6) and Karen Richard (6) at 15:56
UMD - Riitta Schaublin (65:00), 34 saves, 1 goal allowed
UW - Meghan Horras (65:00), 25, 1
Detmer, Houle take first at Panther Open
Wisconsin had two top-place finishers at the Panther Open at Northern Iowa, which drew several teams from around the Midwest Jan. 16 and 17.
Sophomore Joe Detmer and redshirt freshman Brandon Houle each took first in their respective events. Detmer won the 800-meter run in 1:54.34 while taking sixth in the long jump at 21'9" and eighth in the high jump at 6'1/2". Houle took first in the shot put, earning an indoor personal best with a throw of 55'0".
Wisconsin also got second-place finishes from sophomore Rick Bellford and the 4x400-meter relay team. Bellford earned his personal best—and second place—in the long jump with 24'3", the ninth-best jump in school history, while taking second in the triple jump at 49'3 ½". The 4x400-meter relay team finished in 3:17.83.