Ohio State (10-10-4 overall, 7-9-2 WCHA) scored early but could not sustain that momentum—the Buckeyes notched their lone goal just 2:35 into the game on a shorthanded goal from senior captain Jana Harrigan. It was Harrigan's 147th career point, setting a new OSU record.
Wisconsin (21-2-1 overall, 16-1-1 WCHA) got its first goal from senior assistant captain Nikki Burish late in the first period and junior assistant captain Sara Bauer scored the eventual game-winner with 1:33 left in the first period. Bauer finished with a goal and two assists, while sophomore forward Jinelle Zaugg and freshman forward Erika Lawler finished with two assists each.
Junior defender Meaghan Mikkelson notched her first goal of the season in the second period to put Wisconsin up 3-1. Senior forward Cyndy Kenyon and junior defender Bobbi-Jo Slusar also scored goals in the second to give Wisconsin its four-goal cushion.
Wisconsin peppered Ohio State netminder Liana Bonanno with shots all day, as she finished with 41 saves. UW junior Christine Dufour stopped 20 shots.
Wisconsin will put its 10-game unbeaten streak on the line next weekend when it hosts Bemidji State. Following the women's hockey game Jan. 29, fans can skate with the players. All UW students will receive free admission to the game with their ID cards and the first 100 students will receive a free hot dog, soda and popcorn. General admission is $1.
Wrestling: Northwestern tops Wisconsin
No. 15 Northwestern won six of the last eight matches Sunday to earn a 24-15 dual meet victory over host No. 19 Wisconsin.
The Badgers (6-4 overall, 1-2 Big Ten) jumped out an 8-0 lead with major decision victories from Craig Henning at 157 pounds and Jake Donar at 165. But Northwestern (5-3, 1-1) rattled off wins in the next five bouts to build a 21-8 advantage. That swing included No. 11 Matt Delguyd's 3-2 decision over No. 18 Dallas Herbst at 197 and the six points the Wildcats picked up due to a UW injury at heavyweight.
Tom Clum scored an 8-2 decision over Daniel Quintela at 133 and Tyler Turner won by major decision at 149, but it was not nearly enough for Wisconsin.
Men's tennis: Badgers shut out Northern Illinois
The Wisconsin men's tennis team crushed Northern Illinois 7-0 Friday afternoon at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in the Badgers' season opener.
Wisconsin coach Greg Van Emburgh, earned his first win in his first season at the helm of the Badgers.
Wisconsin took two of three matches to win the doubles point—including an 8-0 win at the No. 3 doubles spot.
All six Badgers defeated their opponents in singles play. Sophomore Jeremy Sonkin, playing at the No. 1 singles spot, defeated Brian Livingston 6-1, 6-0, while sophomore Felipe Bellido defeated Alfonso Monroy 6-3, 6-3 in what was the closest match of the contest.
Junior Lachezar Kasarov, sophomore Nolan Polley, sophomore Brennan Phippen and freshman Gian Hodgson also won their matches for Wisconsin.
Women's tennis: Badgers sweep Northern Illinois
The Wisconsin women's tennis team won its home opener Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois 7-0.
Northern Illinois only suited up five players and as a result, forfeited the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles matches.
Wisconsin won all of its matches at both singles and doubles and was led by junior Caitlin Burke, who swept Dora Delgadillo 6-0, 6-0 at the top singles spot. Freshman Liz Carpenter, who played with Burke at the No. 1 doubles spot, swept Megan Brooks 6-1, 6-0 at the No. 4 singles spot. Sophomore Chelsea Nusslock, junior Kaylan Caiati and freshman Erin Jobe also collected wins.
Men's track: Omole provisionally qualifies for NCAAs in 200
Junior sprinter Demi Omole won the 200-meter dash at the Panther Open in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Saturday, earning an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 21.47 seconds.
Omole finished the race nearly a second faster than second-place finisher Jamie Goodwin of Northern Iowa. Badger junior Chad Melotte placed fourth in that event in 22.42.
Senior Paul Check won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.12 seconds, with teammate sophomore Adam Pischke finishing fourth in 8.30. Wisconsin's other first-place finish came from senior Alonzo Moore, who won the long jump at 24 feet, 6 ¼ inches. Wisconsin placed second in the 1,600-meter relay in 3 minutes, 16.44 seconds.
Women's track: Rundhaug picks up qualifying mark
Badger junior Katrina Rundhaug ran away with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark at the Panther Open Saturday, finishing second in the 3,000 meters in 9:33.85. Former Badger Bethany Brewster, competing unattached, won the race in 9:30.88. Badger senior Maggie Grabow finished third in 9:40.45, a personal best, while junior ‘A Havahla Haynes took fourth in 9:55.71, and redshirt freshman Emily Post placed fifth in 10:06.14.
Freshman Alicia Pabich won the mile in 4:53.03, while freshman Sarah Hurley placed second in 5:02.30. Junior Shuntia Lucas won the 60-meter dash in 7.81 seconds and junior Michelle Bellford claimed the triple jump at 39 feet, 10 ¾ inches.
Six Badgers placed second in their respective events: senior Tara Halls in the 800 meters in 2:15.79; senior Erica Schoeller in the 600 meters in 1:33.84; freshman Chavon Robinson in the long jump at 18 feet, 7 inches; freshman Megan Seidl in the high jump at 5-5 ¼; sophomore Blair Luethmers in the pole vault at 11-11 ¾; and sophomore Kayla Schultz in the shot put at 45-8.