Wisconsin thumps Bemidji State in Roseau
Saturday, December 3, 2005
Dec. 3, 2005
Women’s Ice Hockey

ROSEAU, Minn. - Bemidji State (3-10-2, 2-9-0 WCHA) played host to No. 4 Wisconsin (13-2-0, 10-1-0) in Roseau, Minn., on Saturday night at the Rams Sports Center. Wisconsin jumped out to an early 5-1 first period lead and never looked back. Wisconsin showed why it is number four in the nation with a 10-3 win over Bemidji State.

The No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers put up five first period goals to take a demanding lead into the first intermission. The Badgers got on the board at the 8:38 mark of the first period as Tia Hanson recorded her sixth goal of the season to give the Badgers the 1-0 lead. Not even a minute later Grace Hutchins would tally her first goal of the season at 9:32 in the first. Wisconsin’s Sara Bauer would record two goals in the period one which was on the power-play. Bauer’s two goals was her twelth and thirteenth of the season. Bemidji State would get on the board at the 11:01 mark of the first when sophomore Jessica Pullar (Elk River, Minn.) would find the back of the net, her third goal of the season. Wisconsin’s Sharon Cole netted the fifth goal of the period for the Badgers her ninth goal of the season. In the first period of play Wisconsin’s Sara Bauer tallied three points with two goals and one assist. At the end of one period of play the Badgers led 5-1 over Bemidji State.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw (Webster, Wis.) struggled giving up four goals while just stopping four shots. Head coach Bruce Olson made a goalie change at the 13:09 mark of the first period replacing Brookshaw with Senior netminder Jill Luebke (Neenah, Wis.). Luebke recorded six saves while allowing one goal in the first period.

The second period was much like the first period with the Badgers dominating. Wisconsin would record three goals in the second period to give them a comfortable 8-1 lead going into the third and final period of play. Nikki Burish netted her second goal on the season at the 10:51 mark of the second period. Just two and a half minutes later Erika Lawler netted her fourth goal of the season for the Badgers to put them up 7-1. Sara Bauer netter a goal at 14:49 to put the Badgers up 8-1 at the 14:49 mark of the second period. This goal for Bauer was hat trick for the Badger center.

In the third period the Beavers would strick early as sophomore Tara Hiscock (Bemidji, Minn.) would net a power-play goal. Assisting on Hiscock’s goal was Sarah Zuelke (Chaska, Minn.) The Badgers would come back and score their own power-play goal on a goal by Grace Hutchins her second on the year. Bemidji State’s Helena Tageson (Malmo, Sweden) would strike again on the power-play for the Beavers at teh 12:18 mark to make the score 9-3 in favor of the Badgers. The Badgers would answer one more time in the game when Grace Hutchins would record her hat trick goal at the 18:41 mark of the third period. All four goals were scored on the power-play in the third period.

Sophomore goaltender Emily Brookshaw dropped her fifth game on the year falling to 1-5-1 on the season. Senior Jill Luebke ended the game with 22 saves on the night while letting in six goals.
Meghan Horras ended the night with 11 saves. The win gives Horras a record of 8-1-0 on the season.

Bemidji State went 2-for-4 on the power-play while Wisconsin was 3-for-6.

With the loss Bemidji State fell to (3-10-2, 2-9-0 WCHA) and Wisconsin improves to (13-2-0, 10-1-0 WCHA).

Bemidji State and Wisconsin will face off at 2:07 p.m. Sunday afternoon at the Rams Sports Center in Roseau, Minn., in the weekend series finale.