Badger hockey defeats Buckeyes 2-0
The Wisconsin women's hockey team picked up its third shutout of the season when it defeated Western Collegiate Hockey Association opponent Ohio State 2-0 in Columbus. With the win, the Badgers start their season 3-0 in the WCHA and 5-0 overall for the team's longest winning streak to begin the season.
Junior forward Nikki Burish scored Wisconsin's first goal late in the second period, sliding the puck past netminder Melissa Glasser. Sophomore forward Lindsay Macy notched a power play goal midway through the third, with assists from senior defenseman Molly Engstrom and junior forward Sharon Cole.
Although the Buckeyes (3-0 overall, 2-1 WCHA) had opportunities to score themselves, Wisconsin junior goaltender Meghan Horras turned them away, collecting 12 saves. It was her first shutout of the season. Glasser ended the night with 29 saves after 58 minutes and 47 seconds in the net. The Buckeyes played with an empty net the last 1:13.
Volleyball sweeps Spartans
The Wisconsin volleyball team swept Michigan State Friday night in East Lansing, defeating the Spartans 30-27, 30-23 and 30-26. The Badgers, with their fourth straight win, are 6-2 in the Big Ten and 12-5 overall, while Michigan State sinks to 1-8 and 6-11.
"I'm really happy with the win," Wisconsin head coach Pete Waite said. "The team really executed our game play well. We had some people come up with some really good games."
Wisconsin held MSU to a .131 hitting percentage, thanks to strong serving and blocking performances. Sophomore outside hitter Maria Carlini recorded 17 kills, tying her career high. She also had 15 digs for her first career double-double. Junior middle blocker Sheila Shaw had 10 kills.
In the back row, freshman libero Jocelyn Wack had 17 digs and freshman setter Jackie Simpson had 10, along with four blocks.
Wisconsin will face Michigan Saturday night.
Men's soccer falls to Wolverines in overtime
The Wisconsin men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to Michigan on a rainy Friday night in Madison.
Michigan's Trai Blanks scored the overtime goal at 98:40, winning the game for the Wolverines (8-4-2 overall, 1-2 Big Ten).
Wisconsin's goal late in the second half forced overtime. Senior David Martinez scored on a penalty kick 87 minutes into the game.
Senior goaltender Eric Hanson had one save while Michigan's Peter Dzubay had three.
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