"That is how good we are and how we have been playing all year," UW coach Dean Duerst said. "Finally they fell our way. It was an important game and important people stepped up. The first goal was huge and set the tone for the rest of the game."
Vermeulen, who was named second-team All-Big Ten recently, notched her first goal at 23:18 into the game on an assist from freshman midfielder/forward Elise Weber. Vermeulen's second and third goals came in the second half, both on assists from redshirt freshman forward Taylor Walsh. Vermeulen's 33 career goals are now third-best on Wisconsin's all-time list. Her 10 goals this season are a team high.
Sophomore goalie Lynn Murray recorded three saves in her third straight shutout.
Senior midfielder Marisa Brown, who was a first-team All-Big Ten pick, earned her 89th career start and now holds the record for starts on Wisconsin's all-time list. Junior midfielder Kara Kabellis was also a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
Women's hockey reschedules date with Minnesota State
The Wisconsin women's hockey team will face off against Minnesota State Nov. 9 at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn. The game was originally set for Oct. 22 but was postponed when a water main broke near the All Seasons Arena in Mankato.