The No. 5 Wisconsin women's hockey team handed No. 4 Harvard its second loss of the season at its own Harvard Shootout in Boston Friday afternoon.
In a high-octane offensive matchup, Wisconsin (10-3-0) defeated Harvard 6-4, with the two teams combining to score five goals in the first period alone. Junior goaltender Meghan Horras faced 43 shots and turned away 39.
Sophomore forward Sara Bauer notched the first goal 4:22 into the game with help from junior forward Sharon Cole and sophomore forward Lindsay Macy, who later scored back-to-back goals late in the first period.
Harvard (6-2-1) responded quickly with a power play goal from senior forward Nicole Corriero, who slipped the puck behind Horras' right skate. Corriero proved to be problematic for the Badgers, scoring goals in the second and third stanzas to complete the hat trick.
With the score at one apiece, junior forward Carrie Schroyer put the Crimson up a goal nearly 14 minutes into the first period. Macy kept the Badgers in the game with her two first-period goals at 16:23 and 19:11, giving the Badgers a 3-2 edge heading into the locker room.
It took the Badgers nearly eight minutes to score in the second period but senior forward Jackie Friesen got the puck past Crimson junior netminder Ali Boe for the score at 7:59, putting the Badgers up by two goals.
Wisconsin's defense limited the Crimson offense in the second, as Corriero took Harvard's first shot on goal 11 minutes into the second period. Her next shot, at 12:17, went past Horras, cutting Wisconsin's lead to just one goal. Less than three minutes later, Corriero notched her third goal of the game, this one on the power play, to tie the game.
Junior forward Nicki Burish scored the eventual game-winner at 13:20 and junior forward Grace Hutchins added the insurance with less than a minute remaining after Harvard coach Katey Stone pulled Boe in an effort to tie the game.
There was one negative among the positives: penalties. Wisconsin tied its season high in penalties with 12 for 24 minutes. Of the 12 penalties, the Badgers killed 10.
Boe recorded 24 saves on 30 shots on goal.
Wisconsin upsets Harvard
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