DULUTH, Minn. — Kristen Campbell surely wasn’t the most taxed goaltender on the ice Saturday at AMSOIL Arena, but the junior played nicely when it mattered most.
Campbell did some of her most effective work early and senior Emily Clark scored her third goal of the weekend as the 2nd-ranked College of Wisconsin women’s hockey group rolled to a 3- victory against Minnesota Duluth.
Junior Alexis Mauermann and senior Sam Cogan also scored targets for the Badgers, who swept the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series and the four-game period series against the Bulldogs (13-15-2, 9-11-1 WCHA).
With 54 standings points, UW (28-4, 18-4) will choose a two-point cushion about 2nd-put Minnesota into its final typical-period series next week against third-put Ohio State at LaBahn Arena. The Gophers end at fourth-put Bemidji State.
Campbell recorded her seventh shutout of the period and concluded with 24 will save — a light-weight workload in contrast to Duluth’s Maddie Rooney (49 will save). But Badgers coach Mark Johnson was impressed by the way the junior netminder established the tone.
“I talked about how they have been going to press us the initially seven or eight minutes and that is what they did,” Johnson claimed. “Kristen was actually excellent throughout that extend and gave us a likelihood to get organized. Immediately after that we have been rather excellent.”
Mauermann scored on a rebound 2 minutes, 6 seconds into the 2nd period to open up the scoring.
With 5:13 remaining in the 2nd, Clark rocketed a shot earlier Rooney for her 12th goal of the period.
“It can be nice to get your senior management on the scoresheet,” Johnson claimed. “Clark missed a excellent chunk of the period because of to personal injury but came up massive this weekend. It can be nice to see her rewarded. She’s a excellent participant that is accomplished a great deal for us. Seeking ahead to see what she has left in the tank.”
Cogan scored her fourth goal in five game titles off a nice aid from Mikaela Gardner just 22 seconds in to the third period to aid the Badgers prolong their unbeaten streak against Bulldogs to 12 game titles (11–1).
“Duluth actually pressured us at points in the initially and 2nd period and it will help to leap out to that two goal direct,” Campbell claimed. “It actually felt like we had momentum going into the third. We have been actually thrilled to be in a position to go end it off.”