|November 05, 2016||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||08:41||WIS||Gardner, Mikaela (McKibbon, Sydney , Rolfes, Maddie)|
|2||03:10||WIS||Norby, Presley (Nurse, Sarah , Gardner, Mikaela)|
|2||06:52||WIS||Norby, Presley (Rolfes, Maddie )|
|3||12:49||WIS||Gardner, Mikaela (Clark, Emily , Johnson, Mikayla)|
|3||13:57||WIS||Mauermann, Alexis (Roque, Abby , Shaver, Sophia)|
|Shots on Goal||22||39|
MADISON, Wis. – The No. 1 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team proved to be too much for the Bemidji State University Beavers as the top-ranked Badgers defeated BSU, 5-0, in the first game of their Western Collegiate Conference Association series.
Badger goaltender Ann-Renne Desbiens tied the NCAA record with her 43rd career shutout in the 5-0 win for the Badgers. The shutout marks just the second time this season that the Beavers have failed to score a goal and the second-straight game after being blanked by University of North Dakota, Oct. 28.
The Badgers scored goals in all three periods during the game, including two in the second and third periods. Mikaela Gardner and Presly Norby each scored two goals to lead Wisconsin.
Senior Brittni Mowat made 34 saves in the loss and falls to 3-6-1 on the season while Desbiens stopped all 22 shots by the Beavers to improve to 10-0-1.
With the loss, the Beavers fall to 4-6-1 (2-6-1 WCHA) while the Badgers improve to 10-0-1 (8-0-1-1 WCHA).
Despite the five-goal loss, the Beavers’ penalty killing streak remains intake by stopping both power-play chances for the Badgers and now stands at 29 successful kills in a row.
Bemidji State and the top-ranked Badgers close out the series tomorrow at 1:07 p.m.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooden region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU 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).