Badger Sports Roundup

Women's hockey, men's and women's swimming crush opponents; volleyball, women's swimming fall

Wisconsin hockey crushes Wayne State in opener

The No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team (1-0 overall) flat-out dominated Wayne State Friday night in Madison, defeating the Warriors (0-1) 8-1.

Sophomore forward Sara Bauer made the biggest scoring impact, putting up her first career hat trick, which included two goals in the first period; she took only three shots on goal all night and nailed all three. Sophomore forward Lindsay Macy collected a goal of her own and four assists, including the primary feed on each of linemate Bauer's goals. The third linemate, junior forward Sharon Cole, led the Badgers with eight shots and tallied a goal and an assist while senior defenseman Molly Engstrom added a power play goal.

"It's a good way to start," head coach Mark Johnson said. "We're always trying to play a hard game and smart game and be competitive, competing shift by shift. Those are things we need to start early in (the) year and build on. Overall, it was a very good team effort and nice to have everybody get some ice time."

Most of Wisconsin's newcomers had an opportunity to contribute. Freshman forward Jinelle Zaugg also saw the net – on her very first shot. She beat Wayne State goaltender Tina Thibideau to give Wisconsin a 6-1 lead. Junior transfer forward Cyndy Kenyon also picked up a goal and freshmen defenders Mikka Nordby and Emily Morris added an assist each.

Wisconsin junior goaltender Meghan Horras stopped 19 shots while allowing only one goal. Thibideau and goalie Val Turcotte combined to stop 45 shots and give up eight goals.

Minnesota downs Badger volleyball in three

In the first of two Border Battle matches for the Wisconsin and Minnesota volleyball teams this season, the Gophers came away with the win, defeating the Badgers 30-22, 30-26 and 31-29 Friday in Gopher territory. Minnesota got 20 points toward the Border Battle Cup and improve to 15-2 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten while the Badgers fell to 8-5 and 2-3.

"I thought we fought hard," Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite said. "The kids battled. We're an awfully young team, and I think we gave them a little bit of a scare, but we need to get stronger."

The Badgers and Gophers recorded 48 kills each. Wisconsin picked up a game-high 13 from sophomore outside hitter Maria Carlini, who tied her career high, and senior outside hitter Jill Odenthal added 10. Wisconsin had only a .153 hitting percentage, however. Wisconsin out-blocked Minnesota 10-6, with sophomore setter Katie Lorenzen and middle blockers freshman Taylor Reineke and junior Sheila Shaw adding four block assists each.

On defense, Minnesota and Wisconsin were evenly matched, with Minnesota picking up 55 digs and Wisconsin posting 52. For the Badgers, freshman libero Jocelyn Wack had a match-high 21 digs.

Although Wisconsin got off to early leads in all three games, the Gophers pulled ahead of the Badgers to win. The third game came down to the wire, with Wisconsin and Minnesota knotted at 28 points apiece. A Minnesota hitting error gave the Badgers a 29-28 lead but Minnesota senior setter Lindsey Taatjes recorded a kill, followed by a Wisconsin hitting error. Taatjes then recorded a service ace to win the game 31-29.

Badger soccer falls to Minnesota 2-1

The Minnesota women's soccer team scored two goals within a minute of each other to defeat Wisconsin (8-4-1 overall, 2-4-1 Big Ten) in Madison Friday night. With the win, Minnesota picked up 40 points in the Border Battle Cup race.

Sophomore midfielder Kara Kabellis scored Wisconsin's only goal late in the first half, as her 22-yard kick found its way past Minnesota goaltender Molly Schneider. Minnesota evened the score less than 13 minutes into the second half on a goal from senior midfielder/forward Regina Moench, which was followed by the game-winning goal from sophomore forward Haley Lentsch 61 seconds later.

Wisconsin outshot Minnesota 26-13. Badger freshman goaltender Lynn Murray had one save and two goals allowed while Schneider had eight saves and one goal allowed.

Wisconsin swimming stymies UWGB, UWM in win

The men's and women's swimming team easily defeated opponents UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee Friday night in Madison.

The men's team defeated UWGB 152.5-89.5 and UWM 188-55 while winning nine of 13 events. In the events the Badgers did not win, they placed a swimmer in the top three.

Senior Eric Wiesner led Wisconsin in winning three events—the 400-yard medley relay team, the 50 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. Sophomore Tom Molzahn won two events for Wisconsin, finishing first in the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle.

Badger freshman divers Josh and Justin Bonner had solid nights in their inaugural meets, as Josh finished second in the 1-meter competition and Justin placed third.

The women's team swept both Green Bay and Milwaukee, winning 198-44 and 200-42, and placing first in all 13 events.

Sophomore Susan Johnson won three events, the 50 freestyle, the 200 backstroke and the 400 freestyle relay. Sophomore diver Amanda Witte won both diving events, scoring a 218.40 on the 1-meter board and 231.70 on the 3-meter board. Junior Anna Trinidad won the 200 free and participated on the first-place 400 medley relay team.

"I thought this meet was a great learning experience for all of us," head swimming coach Eric Hansen said. "The team has a lot of work to do in order to achieve their goals. I think they have a great start. We just need to keep plugging away at it."

Wisconsin next hits the water at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22 at The Iowa Invite.

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