Wisconsin Tops Boston University, 5-1, In NCAA Quarterfinals
Freshman forward Annie Pankowski scores two goals for Badgers

Freshman forward Annie Pankowski scored two goals for the Badgers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 2:56  WIS1-0 EV Annie Pankowski (19)Mellissa Channell/17
1st 15:54  WIS2-0 EV GW Katarina Zgraja (3)Maddie Rolfes/10, Blayre Turnbull/20
2nd 15:43  WIS3-0 EV Annie Pankowski (20)Karley Sylvester/25, Katarina Zgraja/3
2nd 18:59  WIS4-0 EV Emily Clark (12)Baylee Wellhausen/6
3rd 12:07  WIS5-0 PP Jenny Ryan (3)Blayre Turnbull/21, Courtney Burke/20
3rd 17:07  BU1-5 EV Victoria Bach (20)Rebecca Leslie/17
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Boston University  0011
Wisconsin  2215
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Boston University  79521
Wisconsin  14201448
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Boston University (25-9-3)  0/3 7/14 0
Wisconsin (29-6-4)  1/7 4/19 0
Boston University Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Victoria Hanson (L, 16-5-2)56:565 12181040
Mia Becker3:040 0033
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 26-6-4)60:001 79420

MADISON, Wis. -- The third-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four with a 5-1 win over fifth-ranked Boston University at LaBahn Arena on Saturday afternoon.

The Badgers (29-6-4) will play the winner of the Minnesota vs. Rochester Institute of Technology, currently in progress, in the Frozen Four semi-final on March 20 at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

Freshman Annie Pankowski got the Badgers on the board first, scoring on a breakaway off of a brilliant pass by Mellissa Channell from deep in the Badgers defensive end, just 2:56 into the first period. Senior defenseman Katarina Zgraja added a slap shot from the blue line at the 15:54 mark in the first to put UW up 2-0.

Wisconsin is now 23-0-1 when leading after the first period this season. The Badgers are also 24-1-2 when they are the first strike.

Pankowski scored her second goal of the game at the 15:43 mark of the second period as her low-angled shot went off of a BU (25-9-3) defenseman's skate and bounced into the net.

With a delayed penalty call signaled thanks to Baylee Wellhausen's efforts in the offensive zone, Emily Clark picked up Wellhausen's rebound and added the Badgers fourth goal with just over a minute to play in the second period.

Wisconsin's Brittany Ammerman earned a five-minute game misconduct for a contact to the head penalty in the third period, but BU committed two back to back penalties, giving the Badgers a four-on-three power play. Jenny Ryan capitalized on the opportunity, tipping in the power-play goal off of Blayre Turnbull's shot at 12:07, giving UW a 5-0 lead.

The Terriers avoided the shutout with a goal late in the game as Victoria Bach scored on a wrap-around at 17:07.

The Badgers outshot the Terriers 48-21 in the game with Ann-Renee Desbiens recording 20 saves. BU's Victoria Hanson took the loss, recording 40 saves. It's the 28th time the Badgers have outshot their opponents this year.

UW improves to 5-0-0 all-time against BU. The Badges have outscored the Terriers 23-3 all-time.