MADISON – The No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team took care of business from the get-go Sunday afternoon, rolling past Minnesota State, 4-1 to complete the series sweep at LaBahn Arena.
Freshman Sophie Shirley (2), junior Alexis Mauermann and freshman Britta Curl all scored for Wisconsin (26-4-0, 16-4-0-0 WCHA) in Saturday’s victory.
The Badgers didn’t waste any time getting points on the board Sunday, scoring 1:15 into the contest off a blast from Shirley thanks to a beautiful feed from junior Sam Cogan. Cogan’s assist gave the Ottawa native her 100th career point as a Wisconsin Badger, just a day after Badger teammate junior Abby Roque reached the century-mark for points.
UW extended their lead at the end of the first off a backhand shot from Mauermann, cleaning up a loose puck in front of a chaotic Mavericks (9-15-5, 3-14-3-0 WCHA) net with just 2:15 left in the frame.
Shirley struck again in the second just 1:26 into the period, sneaking behind the Maverick defense to bury the puck past MSU netminder Abigail Levy.
Wisconsin wouldn’t light up the scoreboard again until the 7:26 mark of the third when Curl batted in UW’s fourth goal of the day. The Mavericks would respond moments later with a score, but the lone goal would not be enough Sunday as the Badgers cruised to complete the season-sweep of MSU, 4-1.
The Badgers travel to Duluth, Minnesota for a series against WCHA rival Minnesota Duluth Friday Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. in the AMSOIL Arena.
— UW-Madison Athletic Communications