DULUTH, Minn. — Kristen Campbell undoubtedly was not the most taxed goaltender on the ice Saturday at AMSOIL Arena, but the junior played perfectly when it mattered most.
Campbell did some of her best operate early and senior Emily Clark scored her third intention of the weekend as the 2nd-ranked University of Wisconsin women’s hockey crew rolled to a 3- victory against Minnesota Duluth.
Junior Alexis Mauermann and senior Sam Cogan also scored aims for the Badgers, who swept the Western Collegiate Hockey Association series and the 4-video game year series against the Bulldogs (13-15-2, 9-11-1 WCHA).
With 54 standings details, UW (28-4, 18-4) will acquire a two-position cushion above 2nd-position Minnesota into its ultimate common-year series subsequent 7 days against third-position Ohio Point out at LaBahn Arena. The Gophers end at fourth-position Bemidji Point out.
Campbell recorded her seventh shutout of the year and finished with 24 will save — a light-weight workload as opposed to Duluth’s Maddie Rooney (49 will save). But Badgers mentor Mark Johnson was amazed by the way the junior netminder set the tone.
“I talked about how they have been going to push us the first 7 or 8 minutes and that is what they did,” Johnson explained. “Kristen was genuinely good in the course of that stretch and gave us a chance to get arranged. After that we have been very good.”
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 intention of the year.
“It truly is awesome to get your senior management on the scoresheet,” Johnson explained. “Clark missed a good chunk of the year because of to harm but came up huge this weekend. It truly is awesome to see her rewarded. She’s a good participant that is completed a great deal for us. Hunting ahead to see what she has left in the tank.”
Cogan scored her fourth intention in 5 games off a awesome guide from Mikaela Gardner just 22 seconds in to the third period to support the Badgers prolong their unbeaten streak against Bulldogs to 12 games (11–1).
“Duluth genuinely pressured us at details in the first and 2nd period and it aids to leap out to that two intention direct,” Campbell explained. “It genuinely felt like we had momentum going into the third. We have been genuinely psyched to be in a position to go end it off.”