Badger Sports Roundup

Women's hockey sweep; track season-opening results; wrestlers compete at Dan Gable Open

Women's hockey: Badgers go for sweep at UND

The No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team upheld its perfect record at North Dakota as the Badgers swept the Fighting Sioux with wins of 2-1 Friday and 4-0 Saturday.

On Friday, sophomore defenseman Emily Morris scored her first goal of the season on a Badger power play at 3:47 in overtime to give Wisconsin (19-2-1 overall, 14-1-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) the win. She had help from senior forward Nikki Burish.

Freshman forward Kayla Hagen scored Wisconsin's first goal 4:21 into the game, on assists from junior forward Heidi Kletzien and junior defenseman Kristin Witting.

North Dakota scored the equalizer with two-and-a-half minutes left in the second period.

Badger senior goalie Meghan Horras finished with 20 saves, while UND netminder Margaret-Ann Hinkley made 30 saves.

On Saturday, freshman forward Erika Lawler, junior defenseman Bobbi Jo Slusar, freshman forward Angie Keseley and sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg all notched goals for Wisconsin, which shut out the Fighting Sioux (5-15-12, 1-13-2) 4-0.

Keseley finished with two assists, while Slusar, freshman forward Tia Hanson, senior Nikki Burish and Lawler had one apiece.

UND netminder Amber Hasbargen stopped 28 shots, while Badger junior goalie Christine Dufour made 15 saves to earn her third shutout of the season.

Men's track: Badgers dominate at home meet

The Wisconsin men's track team opened its indoor season at the Badger Track Classic by running the competition out of town. Badger student-athletes won 10 of 16 events at the two-day meet Friday and Saturday in Madison. There were nine teams participating, as well as several unattached athletes.

Senior Scott Hogseth and sophomore Luke Hoenecke led the way with two first-place finishes each. Hogseth won the open 600 meters in 1:21.00 and competed on the winning 1,600-meter relay that finished in three minutes, 20.81 seconds. His teammates were freshman James Groce, junior Nathan Probst and Hoenecke. Hoenecke won the open 400 meters in 50.27 seconds.

Senior Joe Detmer won the pentathlon with 3,760 points, which ranks him third on UW's all-time list. He won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.47 seconds and the 1,000-meter run in 2:32.17, both of which are personal-bests.

Senior Alonzo Moore won the triple jump with a mark of 51 feet, 10 inches, which was a NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Senior Rick Bellford placed second at 51-7 ¼, which would have provisionally qualified him for the NCAA indoor championships. But Bellford has only one outdoor season of eligibility left and was competing unattached at the meet. Bellford won the 60-meter dash in a personal-best 6.83 seconds. Antonio Freeman, a redshirt freshman on the track and football teams, placed second in 6.98 seconds and Moore took third in 7.08.

Other Wisconsin athletes who won events include: freshman Nate Larkin in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.23 seconds; sophomore Derek Thiel in the pole vault with a height of 16-0 ¾; senior Joe Conway in the long jump with a distance of 23 feet, 10 inches; senior Brent Boettcher in the high jump (6-10 ¼) and sophomore Eric Hatchell in the 800 meters (1:56.21).

Women's track: Badgers win 10 in opener

The Wisconsin women's track team also won 10 events at the Badger Track Classic over the weekend in Madison.

Freshman Jenny Soceka, competing in her first meet as a Badger, set a new school record in the indoor pole vault with a best vault of 12 feet, 6 ¼ inches.

Sophomore Venus Washington won the 60-meter dash in 7.79 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 25.94 seconds to lead the Badgers. She also placed second in the long jump with a best jump of 18-2 ½.

Junior Michelle Bellford also won two events, placing first in the long jump (18-4 3/4) and the triple jump (39-0 ½).

Other Badgers who won events include: senior Tara Halls in the 600 meter run in 1 minute, 36.61; sophomore Ann Detmer in the 800-meter run in 2:13.83; sophomore Lindsey Biel in the 60-meter hurdles in 9.22 seconds; senior Theresa Giorno in the high jump (5-6); and sophomore Kayla Schultz in the shot put (45-9 ¾).

Wrestling: Four Badgers in top three at Dan Gable

Four of the seven Wisconsin wrestlers competing at the Dan Gable Open in Oshkosh placed in the top three Friday.

Redshirt freshman Seth Garvin finished 3-0 to place first at 165 pounds.

True freshman Kyle Reeve (125), redshirt freshman Mike Metzger (157) and redshirt freshman Jordan Crass (149) all placed third at the event.

Wisconsin hosts Iowa Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Field House.

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