|2nd||6:54||CLK||1-0||EV||Cayley Mercer (14)||Shannon MacAulay/14|
|2nd||9:35||WIS||1-1||PP GT||Karley Sylvester (10)||Brittany Ammerman/16, Courtney Burke/8|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||OT||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Shea Tiley (T, 15-6-3)||65:00||1||8||16||7||3||34|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens (T, 15-4-3)||64:38||1||5||3||4||1||13|
MADISON, Wis. - In the first ever meeting between the No. 4 Wisconsin women's hockey team and No. 7 Clarkson, the Badgers and Golden Knights battled to a 1-1 tie on Saturday at LaBahn Arena.
The Badgers (18-4-3) dominated play, outshooting the Golden Knights (15-6-3), 35-14, but neither team could find the back of the net twice.
Senior Karley Sylvester scored her 10th goal of the season, as the Warroad, Minnesota, native has a team-high 29 points this season. Brittany Ammerman and Courtney Burke also picked up assists in the draw.
"We played really well," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "We worked for 65 minutes, and we had some good scoring opportunities. We didn't capitalize in the second period when we had back-to-back power plays and neither did they when they had back-to-back power plays. It was like a playoff hockey game.
"We just need to find a way to get it to two, three or four. We've just been having trouble the last couple of weekends. It's been 1-1 after two periods, and it comes down to a 20 minute game. Neither team found a way to get the winner today."
The two teams battled in the first period, but neither could light the lamp. The Badgers outshot Clarkson, 8-5, in the initial stanza.
Clarkson got on the board early in the second, capitalizing on a breakaway opportunity to take a 1-0 lead.
Minutes later after a Clarkson penalty, Sylvester tallied her fourth power-play goal of the year, going top shelf to knot the game at one.
"The whole unit was working really well," Sylvester said. "Everyone was passing the puck. The passes were crisp, we were moving it pretty quickly, got a shot on net. I was in the right place at the right time and was able to get a rebound."
The goal was the 17th power-play goal of the year for the Badgers, which is tied for the seventh-highest total in the country.
The rest of the game played out very similar to the first period, with the Badgers controlling the puck for a majority of the frame, while Clarkson attempted to make the best of their limited opportunities in the Wisconsin zone.
The Badgers outshot the Golden Knights, 24-8, over the final two periods of regulation, while Clarkson blocked 15 shots in that span.
Overtime was also dominated by Wisconsin, who held Clarkson to only a single shot attempt in the five minute frame, despite the Badgers being on the penalty kill for the final minute and eleven seconds.
That penalty kill to end the game upped Wisconsin's nation-leading special teams unit to a total of 74-77 (.961) on the season.
Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped 13 of the 14 shots she faced, while CU goaltender Shea Tiley collected 34 saves.
The two top-10 teams wrap up their series on Sunday with a noon contest that will be broadcasted by the Wisconsin Channel.
"We did some good things today," Johnson said "That's five straight games that have been very competitive, almost like five playoff games. You end up getting better because of it."