|November 16, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
|1||11:15||WIS||Shaver, Sophia (Gardner, Mikaela , Norby, Presley)|
|1||13:33||WIS||Drake, Delaney (Schneider, Caitlin , Gardner, Mikaela)|
|1||14:27||WIS||Shirley, Sophie (Roque, Abby , Curl, Britta)|
|1||17:50||WIS||Shirley, Sophie (Roque, Abby )|
|2||09:44||WIS||Curl, Britta (Bowlby, Grace , Shirley, Sophie)|
|Shots on Goal||15||48|
MADISON, Wis. (LaBahn Arena) – Sophie Shirley scored twice and added an assist, while Kristin Campbell turned aside all 15 of the Beavers’ shots on goal as the top-ranked University of Wisconsin Badgers defeated Bemidji State University Friday to open a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis.
The Badgers and Beavers would go nose to nose for the first 10 minutes of play, but when Sophia Shaver scored for the Badgers to break the scoreless tie at the 11:15 mark of the first period, it ignited the Wisconsin offense. During the next 3:12, UW would get goals from Delaney Drake and Shirley to take a 3-0 lead. Before the period would expire, Shirley netted her team-leading ninth goal of 2018-19 to put UW up 4-0 to close the first period.
The score would remain 4-0 until the 9:44 mark of the second period when Brita Curl could the back of the net with help from Grace Bowlby and Shirley to give the Badgers a five-goal lead.
Kerigan Dowhy was in net for the Beavers and to the brunt of the Badgers' attack. Despite being tagged for five goals, she posted a career-high 42 saves. She moves to 2-5-0 on the season.
The Beavers and Badgers will play out the series tomorrow. The series finale is set for a 2:07 p.m. opening face off.
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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).