The women's hockey team scored seven goals en route to a 7-1 win over St. Cloud State Saturday at the Kohl Center, sweeping the Huskies (2-6 overall, 2-6 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) and scoring 14 goals in two games. With the win, the Badgers are now 7-1 overall and 5-1 in the WCHA.
The game remained scoreless throughout the first period but Wisconsin broke through midway through the second session, beginning with a power-play goal by senior defenseman Molly Engstrom. Sophomore center Sara Bauer followed with her 11th goal of the season to make it 2-0.
The Badgers busted the game open with a 5-goal third period, beginning with two goals from sophomore wing Lindsay Macy, her eighth and ninth of the season. Bauer picked up an assist on each of those tallies, giving her nine assists and 20 points in just eight games. Linemate Sharon Cole also had two assists Saturday and also has nine this season.
Senior defender Nicole Uliasz, junior forward Nikki Burish and sophomore forward Heidi Kletzien also tallied goals for Wisconsin.
St. Cloud State picked up its only goal of the weekend when Ashley Stewart scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the third period.
Wisconsin goaltender Christine Dufour collected 23 saves on 24 shots on goal, while the Huskies' Kendall Newell had 30 saves.
Women's soccer ends regular season with a win
The Wisconsin women's soccer team (15-4-1 overall) celebrated Senior Day Saturday in Madison in an appropriate fashion. The Badgers downed Northern Illinois (6-7-5) 2-0, thanks to help from senior midfielder Sarah Capel and senior Molly Meuer, who scored the team's goals.
Capel and Meuer both found the net in the first half, with Capel's goal coming less than 10 minutes into the game.
NIU goaltender Carrie Dvorak made nine saves while Wisconsin freshman Lynn Murray had three. Wisconsin sophomore goalie Stefani Szczechowski also spent time in the net but did not collect any saves.
Wisconsin will next face Michigan in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, held in Columbus, Ohio. The sixth-seeded Badgers will face the conference No. 3 Wolverines Thursday.