|December 08, 2013||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||13:38||WIS||Nurse, Sarah (Packer, Madison , Burke, Courtney)|
|1||18:09||WIS||Doner, Molly (Sowchuk, Erika , Jaminski, Kelly)|
|2||13:05||WIS||Packer, Madison (Harding, Kaitlyn )|
|3||14:05||WIS||Harding, Kaitlyn (Packer, Madison , Burke, Courtney)|
|3||14:55||WIS||Turnbull, Blayre (Ammerman, Brittany , Ryan, Jenny)|
|Shots on Goal||19||37|
MADISON, Wis. (LeBahn Arena) – University of Wisconsin scored two goals in the first and third period to defeat Bemidji State University in Western Collegiate Hockey Association action, 5-0, Sunday at LeBahn Arena.
The Beavers fall to 7-9-2 overall, 4-7-1 WCHA, while UW improves to 14-2-2 overall, 10-2-2 WCHA.
Wisconsin got the scoring started at the 13:38 mark in the first period with a power-play goal by Sarah Nurse. The man advantage opportunity was awarded due to a BSU hooking penalty at 12:10. It was the third power-play goal allowed by BSU’s penalty killing unit in the series, which is a season-high.
The Badgers would add another goal with 1:51 left in the first frame with a goal from Molly Doner to improve their lead to 2-0, which would be the score at the first intermission.
Wisconsin would add another goal with 7:55 left in the second stanza from Madison Packer, her fourth goal of the series, to make the score 3-0 to cap the second period. Bemidji State had an opportunity to gain some momentum as the Badgers committed a high-sticking penalty at the 19:18 mark.
The Badgers were able to kill off the BSU power play opportunity to begin the third period and they also killed off another penalty to hold the Beavers without a power-play goal in the series. It is just the third series this season that the Beavers did not score a man advantage goal.
The third period also saw the Badgers extend their lead to 5-0 on a pair of goals by Kaitlyn Harding and Blayre Turnbell. Turnbell’s goal was short-handed and it was the fourth short-handed goal that BSU has allowed this season.
With the win, Wisconsin moves its unbeaten streak to 14 consecutive games, which is the longest in the country and team remains unbeaten this season at LeBahn Arena.
Jessica Havel (G, R-Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn.) was saddled with the loss and drops her record to 0-3-0. Havel made a season-high 32 saves in her third start of the season.
Bemidji State ends the 2013 portion of the schedule with a 7-8-2 record overall and a 4-7-1 in WCHA play. The Beavers will resume their season Jan. 4-5 at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).