Women's hockey: record setting day

Badgers set school wins record, finish third in WCHA with playoffs approaching

The No. 4 Wisconsin women's hockey team concluded its regular season with a 6-3 win over St. Cloud State Saturday, giving the team a school-record 26 wins and securing a third-place finish in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.

Wisconsin (26-7-1 overall, 20-7-1 WCHA) scored its first two goals early in the first period but St. Cloud State, a team jockeying for position in the WCHA standings, responded with two goals of its own.

The Badgers, however, dominated the final two periods, out-shooting St. Cloud 27-6 on their way to the victory.

With the loss, the Huskies are 9-21-4 overall and 7-18-3 in the WCHA, finishing sixth out of eight teams in the conference. The two teams will meat up again March 4, in the first round of the WCHA Tournament in Minneapolis.

Junior forward Cyndy Kenyon scored Wisconsin's first goal 5:08 into the game and sophomore forward Lindsay Macy followed suit shortly thereafter, scoring her 18th goal of the season at 7:04 in the first period.

St. Cloud State, though, battled back from a two-goal deficit to tie the game at two apiece. Junior defenseman Kelly Stewart scored just 21 seconds after Macy and junior forward Kristy Oonincx added the equalizer at 10:05 in the first period.

Sophomore forward Sara Bauer, though, gave Wisconsin the lead for good on a breakaway at 12:22 in the first period.

Senior defenseman Molly Engstrom added a power-play goal at 3:32 in the second, firing a slapshot from the point that hit the pipe and bounced in, similar to her second goal Friday night.

St. Cloud State clawed back 13:21 into the second period, as sophomore forward Hailey Clarkson scored the team's third and final goal, but it was not enough, and Wisconsin added insurance goals from Bauer and senior forward Amy Vermeulen.

Bauer finished the regular season with a team-high 25 goals.

Wisconsin dominated offensively, outshooting the Huskies 34-13 for the game. Wisconsin junior netminder Meghan Horras finished with 10 saves, while St. Cloud State sophomore Lauri St. Jacques had 28.

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