In a well-fought border-battle, senior Presley Norby scored two goals to led the top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 3-0 victory over second-ranked Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at LaBahn Arena.
Norby, a native of Minnetonka, Minnesota, moved her way closer to the century-point club with two points while leading the Badgers (23-2-21, 13-2-1-0 WCHA) to not only a sweep of the Golden Gophers (20-4-3, 12-4-2-1 WCHA), but back into the driver's seat of the WCHA race. UW sits in first place in the league with 40 points, while Minnesota is in second with 39.
After a scoreless first, Norby sent the Badgers into the lead, sliding the puck past Gophers' goaltender Sydney Scobee with 15:32 left in the middle frame.
Doubling the lead just 10 minutes later, the senior sniped the puck past Scobee off a feed by junior Delaney Drake to give UW a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Junior Daryl Watts put the game out of reach with 32 seconds remaining with an empty-net strike.
Senior goalie Kristen Campbell made all 22 saves to add a fourth shutout this season and a 28th career shutout to her record.
The Badgers take on St. Cloud State at LaBahn Arena Saturday, Feb. 1 at 3 p.m. while Sunday's series finale will be at 2 p.m. Both games are sold out.
--UW-Madison Athletic Communications