BEMIDJI, Minn. – Sophomore Angie Keseley and freshman Meghan Duggan each recorded three-point games to lead the top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 6-2 victory over Bemidji State Saturday afternoon at the John Glas Fieldhouse.
Duggan (Danvers, Mass.), Keseley (St. Louis Park, Minn.), Sara Bauer (St. Catharines, Ontario), Tia Hanson (Medicine Hat, Alberta) and Kyla Sanders (Parrish, Fla.) all scored as the Badgers (12-0-1 overall, 10-0-1 WCHA) extended their school-record unbeaten streak to 25 games (24-0-1).
Senior Christine Dufour (Rivere-du-Loup, Quebec) stopped 19 shots to earn her fifth win in as many starts this season.
On the other end, Emily Brookshaw made 39 saves for Bemidji State, which fell to 3-7-1 overall on the season and 2-4-1 in conference play.
Just 58 seconds into the contest, Duggan gave the Badgers a 1-0 lead. Sophomore Erika Lawler (Fitchburg, Mass.) fired a shot on goal from the high slot and Duggan knocked in the rebound. Lawler and Keseley notched assists on Duggan's seventh goal of the season.
Keseley put UW up 2-0 at the 14:33 mark of the first period when she slid a low shot under Brookshaw. Duggan and Lawler tallied assists on the goal, Keseley's fourth of the season.
Bemidji State cut the UW lead in half 1:01 into the second period. Kate Robinson found a rebound and chipped it over Dufour's leg for her second goal of the year.
About seven minutes later, Wisconsin had a good opportunity to open the lead back up to two goals, but freshman Jasmine Giles (Ottawa, Ontario) rang a shot off of the left post on a shorthanded two-on-one with Bauer.
Later in the second period, the Badgers pushed their lead to 4-1 with two goals in just over two minutes.
First, Duggan recorded her second goal of the game and eighth of the season when a Keseley shot from the right point was blocked in front to Duggan on the back door, who flipped the puck over Brookshaw at the 14:42 mark.
Two minutes and three seconds later, Bauer scored her seventh goal of the season when she picked up a rebound and snapped a quick shot over Brookshaw's glove.
BSU responded 33 seconds after Bauer's goal as Ashley Leopold beat Dufour to cut the UW lead to 4-2 heading into the second intermission.
Hanson put the Badgers back up by three 3:01 into the third period. Playing in her first game of the season, Hanson picked up the puck behind the net, skated around the left post and beat Brookshaw five-hole with a backhander.
Sanders gave UW a 6-2 advantage at the 9:38 mark of the third period. The freshman redirected a pass from Bauer across the crease into the open net for her sixth goal of the season.
Both teams finished the game 0-for-4 on the power play.
Wisconsin and Bemidji State conclude their WCHA series Sunday afternoon at John Glas Fieldhouse. Faceoff is set for 2:07 p.m.