Bouncing again from a break up on the highway versus Minnesota, the major-rated University of Wisconsin women’s hockey crew regained some footing at LaBahn Arena.
Scoring twice in the first and third intervals, the Badgers (22-3, 12-3 Western Collegiate Hockey Affiliation) rolled to a 5- victory about St. Cloud Condition to open their weekend collection Friday night time.
Junior Kristen Campbell entered primary the nation in wins and goals-versus regular (1.22) but experienced not posted a clear sheet in 10 game titles given that a 3-recreation extend in November. She desired to make just 14 saves, observing as teammates poured 44 photographs on web versus St. Cloud (8-17-2, 3-13) to enhance to 22-3. The shutout was the 17th of her career at UW, tying her for fifth area on the school’s all-time listing.
“It feels great. I assume Kristen (Campbell) held a definitely great recreation again there,” stated junior Mekenzie Steffen, who scored two goals. “They did have some definitely great odds when they acquired them, and I imagined she stored us in the recreation a pair occasions, so we performed definitely properly defensively.”
The earn was the 18th straight for UW about St. Cloud Condition, and 40th in the past 41 meetings with the Huskies.
Junior Alexis Mauermann and senior Sophia Shaver just about every scored in the first time period, Steffen scored at the shut of the second time period and a minute into the third, and freshman Sophie Shirley furnished a capper just six seconds afterwards — the fastest again-to-again goals in system historical past.
“That was unreal. I assume that will have to be a report of some sort,” Steffen stated. “We experienced a lot of momentum going, and then we experienced all those two rapid goals, and I assume that definitely lifted our spirits for the rest of the recreation.”
It was Steffen’s first career multi-goal outing.
“Honestly, I was just throwing the pucks to the web. We experienced a lot of bodies out front, and they ended up going in, so I was quite content,” Steffen stated.
Senior Annie Pankowski recorded helps on just about every of the Badgers’ first two goals, supplying her 100 for her career. She is the seventh Badger in historical past to get to that milestone.
“I imagined we acquired a lot of pucks to the web and we competed for the entire 60 minutes,” Steffen stated. “Coach talked about that in advance of the recreation and I definitely imagined we brought our A-recreation nowadays and it confirmed out there.”