MADISON, Wis. – In a weekend of honors and celebrations for UW hockey legend Mark Johnson, the No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team manufactured a very little far more record for its famous coach in UW’s collection-opening victory more than Minnesota Condition, 7-2, Saturday afternoon.
Freshman Nicole LaMantia, senior Emily Clark, junior Abby Roque, junior Mekenzie Steffen, senior Annie Pankowski and freshmen Sophie Shirley and Britta Curl all scored for Wisconsin (25-4-, 15-4– WCHA) in Saturday’s victory.
Wisconsin got off to a quickly begin many thanks to freshman LaMantia burying a rocket past Mavericks (9-14-5, 3-13-3- WCHA) goalie Chloe Crosby at the 18:18 mark of the 1st. It marked her 1st job aim for the freshman from Wayne, Illinois.
5 minutes afterwards the Badgers struck yet again, this time from senior Clark, who fought more than a fallen MSU defender to seize the puck and send it prime shelf for the Badgers 2nd aim of the day.
The Mavericks would reduce UW’s guide down in the 2nd, grabbing a aim on a electricity perform 6 minutes into the frame.
But Roque scored her possess electricity-perform aim, her 100th job issue as a Wisconsin Badger to give UW a 3-1 benefit ahead of Steffen scored a electricity-perform aim, offering UW a 4-1 guide soon after 40 minutes. It marked Steffen’s seventh aim of the year and her fourth in the final five games.
Pankowski tallied her team-main 16th aim of the year a minute into the 3rd interval ahead of Shirley added to the guide with a rating 6 minutes afterwards on a breakaway backhand aim at the 8:48 mark of the 3rd. MSU would knock in a different aim in the remaining frame, but UW rapidly responded with 6:39 remaining on a aim from Curl who rocketed in her 15th aim of the period.