She and four other Badgers were recognized on senior day for their efforts throughout the year. Defensemen Carla MacLeod, Molly Engstrom and Nicole Uliasz and forward Amy Vermeulen—in addition to Friesen—all started in their final regular-season game at the Kohl Center.
The seniors, along with the rest of the team, manhandled Ohio State (14-14-2 overall, 11-14-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) in the 7-2 win.
Uliasz put Wisconsin (22-7-1, 15-7-1) on the board, scoring the first goal at 9:44 in the first period with help from sophomore forward Sara Bauer. Then Friesen went to work, scoring her first goal of the night at 19:56 of the first period on an assist from Uliasz. Friesen's second goal came at 3:35 in the second period. Sophomore forward Lindsay Macy and MacLeod added the assists. Friesen's final goal came at 6:17 in the third period, with assists from Uliasz and sophomore defenseman Kristen Witting.
Junior forward Grace Hutchins scored her third goal of the weekend, putting the Badgers up 4-0 at 11:32 in the second period. Freshman forward Jinelle Zaugg and junior forward Sharon Cole added insurance goals in the third period.
Senior forward Meaghan Mulvaney scored Ohio State's first goal while on a power play at 19:31 in the second and freshman center Mallory Peckels notched the Buckeyes' other goal 1:15 into the third period.
In the net, Wisconsin junior netminder Meghan Horras collected 18 saves while Ohio State senior goalie Melissa Glaser had 32. Wisconsin outshot Ohio State 39-20.