Badger Sports Roundup

Women's hockey wins; men's soccer season ends; Vermeulen, Elliott honored; swimming results

Women's hockey: Wisconsin crushes Minnesota State 7-1

No. 3 Wisconsin scored six third-period goals to defeat Minnesota State 7-1 Wednesday in a mid-week make-up game at St. Mary's University in Winona, Minn.

Sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg scored two goals and junior forward Meaghan Mikkelson notched four assists to lead the Badgers (9-1-0 overall, 7-1-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association).

Zaugg scored a power-play goal in the second period, with help from forwards Sharon Cole and Sara Bauer, to give Wisconsin a 1-0 lead heading into the third period. There the Badgers dominated, with goals from Zaugg, junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar, senior forward Cyndy Kenyon, freshman forward Erika Lawler, junior forward Heidi Kletzien and freshman forward Tia Hanson.

Minnesota State (5-4-1, 4-3-1) freshman forward Maggie Fisher notched a power-play goal after Wisconsin was whistled on a slashing penalty midway through the third period.

In the net, Wisconsin junior Christine Dufour stopped 16 shots while Maverick netminder Brit Kehler collected 31 saves.

Wisconsin next plays Minnesota Nov. 18-19.

Men's soccer: Badgers end season with loss

The Wisconsin men's soccer team closed out its season with a 2-0 loss to Indiana Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Badgers finished with an 8-11-0 record (2-5-0 in the conference) while 12-1-6 Indiana moves on to face Michigan State in the second round.

Wisconsin was out-shot 12 –5, as UW netminder Jake Settle made four saves. After being outshot 8-1 in the first half, The Badgers came out more aggressive in the second half but none of their shots got past IU's Chris Munroe, who had two saves.

Badger junior midfielder/defenseman Aaron Hohlbein was named to the All-Big Ten first-team, which was announced at a banquet prior to the tournament, and freshmen forward Victor Diaz, midfielder Kenny Dix and defenseman Andy Miller were named to the conference all-freshmen team. Miller was the only freshman to play in all 19 games and Diaz finished with seven goals and two assists. Hohlbein, the captain, was also the Badgers' nominee for the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

Women's soccer: Vermeulen nets accolades after Big Ten run

Amy Vermeulen, a senior midfielder/forward on the Wisconsin women's soccer team, was named to the Soccer Buzz elite team of the week and the Soccer America team of the week after scoring six goals in three games at the Big Ten tournament last weekend.

Vermeulen, a captain, scored a hat trick in Wisconsin's 3-0 win over Purdue in the first round. She scored the game-winning goal against Michigan State in the semifinals and scored two more goals in the title game, which Wisconsin won 3-1 over Michigan. She was named to the all-tournament team and was named the offensive most valuable player of the tournament.

Men's hockey: Elliott earns player of the week honors

Wisconsin junior goaltender Brian Elliott was named the WCHA Co-Defensive Player of the Week after helping the No. 5 Wisconsin men's hockey team to a sweep of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D., last weekend. He shares the honors with Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Isaac Reichmuth.

Elliott collected 54 saves while giving up just three goals, including two on the power play, in the Badgers' 4-2 and 4-1 wins. He has a 6-1-1 record this season and leads the conference with a 1.48 goals-against average and .948 save percentage. He is 8-0-1 in his last nine WCHA games dating back to last year and has allowed just 11 goals in that period.

Swimming and diving: Badgers compete against Northwestern

The Wisconsin men's and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Northwestern Thursday night, with the women (8-1) winning their meet 148-75 and the men losing 125-99.

Senior Amalia Sarnecki led the women with two individual first-place finishes, in the 50-yard freestyle (24.28 seconds) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.01). She also competed on the first-place 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:45.51.

Senior diver Amanda Witte placed second on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards to lead the Badgers.

Wisconsin junior captain Tom Molzahn earned a first-place and two second-place finishes. He won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:34.59 and placed second in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:41.33. He also competed on the 200-yard freestyle relay, which placed second in 1:24.26. Freshman Scott Rice won the 200-yard butterfly in 1:51.32.

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