The Wisconsin women's hockey team dominated in its first ever meeting with new Western Collegiate Hockey Association team North Dakota Saturday in Grand Forks, as the Badgers crushed the Fighting Sioux 5-1.
Junior forward Cyndy Kenyon, senior forward Jackie Friesen and senior defenseman Nicole Uliasz all tallied goals in the first period for Wisconsin (8-3 overall, 6-3 WCHA), which broke a two-game losing streak.
Junior forward Nicki Burish picked up a five-minute major cross checking penalty early in the second period and Wisconsin not only killed the penalty but added its fourth goal, a short hander, from junior forward Sharon Cole.
UND (3-9-1, 3-8-0) put its only score on the board midway through the second period with a goal from Marissa Hangsleben.
Up 4-1, Wisconsin added even more insurance in the third period, with a goal from sophomore forward Sara Bauer, to finish off the scoring.
Wisconsin sophomore netminder Christine Dufour collected 20 save, while UND goalie Margaret-Ann Hinkley had 19 saves.
The Badgers and the Fighting Sioux finish off the series Sunday in Grand Forks.
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