|1st||2:56||WIS||1-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (19)||Mellissa Channell/17|
|1st||15:54||WIS||2-0||EV GW||Katarina Zgraja (3)||Maddie Rolfes/10, Blayre Turnbull/20|
|2nd||15:43||WIS||3-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (20)||Karley Sylvester/25, Katarina Zgraja/3|
|2nd||18:59||WIS||4-0||EV||Emily Clark (12)||Baylee Wellhausen/6|
|3rd||12:07||WIS||5-0||PP||Jenny Ryan (3)||Blayre Turnbull/21, Courtney Burke/20|
|3rd||17:07||BU||1-5||EV||Victoria Bach (20)||Rebecca Leslie/17|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Boston University (25-9-3)||0/3||7/14||0|
|Boston University Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Victoria Hanson (L, 16-5-2)||56:56||5||12||18||10||40|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 26-6-4)||60:00||1||7||9||4||20|
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.