Badger Sports Roundup

Women's hockey, softball victorious; women's tennis falls

Wisconsin crushes Huskies 5-2

The No. 4 Wisconsin women's hockey team downed St. Cloud State 5-2 Friday night at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.

Senior defenseman Molly Engstrom scored first for Wisconsin (25-7-1 overall, 19-7-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association), notching a power-play goal at 9:46 in the first period. St. Cloud State (9-20-4, 7-17-3), though, responded 25 seconds later, as junior defenseman Randie Jelinski tallied a goal.

Engstrom, though, put Wisconsin ahead for good at 5:07 in the second period, with a slapshot from the point. Sophomore forward Sara Bauer scored the game-winner, a short-handed goal, precisely one minute later. Sophomore forward Lindsay Macy and junior forward Cyndy Kenyon also posted goals.

St. Cloud State freshman forward Laura Fast scored the Huskies' other goal, at 7:27 in the second period, while her team had a two-skater advantage.

Wisconsin junior netminder Meghan Horras had 14 saves in her 18th win of the season, while sophomore Lauri St. Jacques had 32 saves for St. Cloud.

Badgers downed by Cougars

The Wisconsin women's tennis team fell 6-1 to No. 22 Brigham Young Friday in Provo, Utah.

BYU (7-1 overall) swept the doubles competition and nearly repeated the feat in singles. Freshman Chelsea Nusslock of Wisconsin (4-4) prevented the sweep by defeating freshman Dolly Chang 6-3 and 6-2 at the No. 6 spot. Redshirt freshman Nicole Beck, playing at the No. 5 spot, took freshman Jennifer Miccoli to a third set but eventually fell 2-6, 6-4 and 5-10.

Badger softball picks up first win

The Wisconsin softball team (1-1) defeated No. 23 Long Beach State 1-0 to open the Palm Springs Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., Friday. Polito also stopped Long Beach State (7-5) from getting the equalizer in the top of the seventh. Pinch-runner Franciska Morlet tried to tag and score from third on a fly ball to center field but Polito let loose a toss to senior catcher Boo Gillette, who tagged Morlet just in time.

Wisconsin out-hit Long Beach State 5-3. Badger sophomore pitcher Eden Brock struck out just two, while Long Beach State pitcher Meredith Cervenka struck out seven batters and gave up five hits.

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