Wrestling head coach Barry Davis earned his 100th win in movie-like fashion as his No. 13 Badgers defeated No. 12 Minnesota 17-16 on the road. It was the Badgers' first win over the Gophers (7-5 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) in seven years and their first victory at Minnesota since the 1990-'91 season.
Wisconsin (15-2, 2-0) won six of ten matches and hung on at the end to pull out the victory. Sophomores Tom Clum (125 pounds), Ed Gutnik (133) and Tony Turner (149) each took important decisions and Kelly Flaherty (165) earned a crucial victory over his older brother Casey to give Wisconsin a late lead.
The Badgers trailed 7-3 before Clum and Gutnik earned three team points apiece. After Minnesota retook the lead, 10-9, Tony Turner put the Badgers up 12-10 with his 6-4 decision over freshman Jeremy Anderson. Minnesota again snagged an advantage when sophomore Matt Nigel took a 7-3 decision from freshman Tyler Turner to make it 13-12.
Kelly Flaherty, though, dominated his older brother, junior Casey Flaherty, and earned a technical fall for five decisive points. Minnesota junior Jon Duncombe beat senior Ralph DeNisco in the evening's closing match, but the 7-4 decision was not enough to overcome Wisconsin's lead.
With the win, Davis' record at Wisconsin is 100-81-6 overall.
Women's hockey crushes Huskies for road win
No. 4 Wisconsin scored three unanswered goals to skate past St. Cloud State 4-1 Friday night. Wisconsin (14-4-3 overall, 10-4-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) benefited from a goal and two assists from freshman forward Lindsay Macy and two assists from freshman forward Sara Bauer.
Wisconsin led the scoring with a goal from senior forward Karen Rickard at 3:30 of the first period. The Badgers, however, could not take advantage of four first-period power plays and St. Cloud State (6-16-1, 3-13-1) freshman forward Bobbie Anderson tied the game on an even-strength goal late in the first period.
Wisconsin responded with second-period goals from junior forward Jackie Friesen and junior defender Nicole Uliasz. Macy and Bauer had the assists on both goals.
The Huskies' goaltender, freshman Lauri St. Jacques, left the game after Uliasz's goal due to an injury and senior Ellen Brinkman replaced her, earning six saves. St. Jacques had 17 saves and UW sophomore goalie Meghan Horras had 27 of her own. Macy notched her goal at 6:23 of the third period to cap the scoring.
Score by period
|St. Cloud State||1||0||0||1|
Shots on goal by period
|St. Cloud State||9||5||14||28|
UW 1 - Karen Rickard (7) from Meghan Hunter (8) and Kristen Witting (3) at 3:30
SC 1 - Bobbie Anderson (3) from Calise Johnson (1) and Jacqueline Jense (4) at 19:28
UW 2 - Jackie Friesen (9) from Lindsay Macy (7) and Sara Bauer (12) at 5:04
UW 3 - Nicole Uliasz (2) from Macy (8) and Bauer (13) at 15:10
UW 4 - Macy (4) from Bobbi-Jo Slusar (4) at 6:23
UW - Meghan Horras (59:51) - 27 saves, 1 goal allowed
SC - Lauri St. Jacques (35:10) - 17, 3
SC - Ellen Brinkman (23:30) - 6, 1
Women's tennis earns third straight win
The women's tennis team moves to 3-0 after defeating Northern Illinois 6-1 Friday at home.
Wisconsin easily earned the doubles point, with all three Badger teams pulling out wins. In singles, only senior Teresa Gonzaga dropped her match, losing to senior Karrie Tyioran 3-6, 6-4 and 7-5. Juniors Katie McGaffigan and Lindsay Martin easily defeated their competitors, as did senior Shana McElroy and freshman Kaylan Caiati. Badger sophomore Lexi Golden also won, overcoming Northern Illinois senior Kristi McIntyre 6-4 and 6-3.
—Jonathan Linder contributed to this report