Badgers crush Purple Eagles

Wisconsin women's hockey picks up 20th win of season

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The Niagara Purple Eagles could not get off the ground as the Badger women's hockey team completely dominated over them Saturday afternoon in an 8-1 win.

 

Sophomore forward Nikki Burish had two goals and an assist and freshman forward Lindsay Macy, who had a hat trick Friday, added a goal and two assists Saturday. The team relied on a number of contributors to make the big plays and five other Badger skaters had two-point games Saturday. 

 

"Today's game was good because some people who haven't been scoring lately had a chance to get on the scoreboard," Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson said.

 

Junior forward Jackie Friesen, senior forward Meghan Hunter, freshman forward Sara Bauer, sophomore forward Sharon Cole and senior forward Karen Rickard, Burish and Macy all had goals in the scoring barrage.

 

Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Meghan Horras had nine saves in the first two periods and sophomore goalie Jessica Bernal subbed in, picking up another five saves while allowing one goal. Wisconsin outshot Niagara (5-21-3 overall) 46-15 Saturday and 92-22 for the weekend.

 

The Badgers are 20-5-3 overall, earning their fourth-straight season with at least 20 wins. They will face Ohio State next weekend on the road.

 

Score by period

123Final
Niagara00 1 1
Wisconsin23 3 8

 

Shots on goal by period

123Final
Niagara54 6 15
Wisconsin1315 18 46

First period

UW 1 - Lindsay Macy (12) from Carla MacLeod (12) and Sara Bauer (21) at 3:55

UW 2 - Nikki Burish (8) from Molly Engstrom (13) and MacLeod (13), PPG, at 4:55

Second period

UW 3 - Sharon Cole (5) from Macy (10) at 1:19

UW 4 - Bauer (7) from Macy (11) at 7:23

UW 5 - Meghan Hunter (9) unassisted at 13:47

Third period

UW 6 - Jackie Friesen (10) from Burish (6) and Nicole Uliasz (5), PPG, at 1:17

NU 1 - Lindsay Vine (6) from Kerri-Ly O'Hara (2) at 3:02

UW 7 - Burish (9) from Uliasz (6) at 6:43

UW 8 - Karen Rickard (11) from Hunter (11) and Friesen (7) at 16:16

Goaltending

NU - Jennifer Mascaro (29:08) - 16 saves, 4 goals allowed

NU - Allison Rutledge (30:52) - 22, 4

UW - Meghan Horras (40:00) - 9, 0

UW - Jessica Bernal (20:00) - 5, 1


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