Wisconsin Holds On To Edge North Dakota, 3-2
Senior forward Brittany Ammerman records goal and assist for Badgers

Senior forward Brittany Ammerman had a goal and an assist for the Badgers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
2nd 9:21  NDK1-0 EV Leah Jensen (1)Amy Menke/2, Kayla Gardner/1
2nd 13:13  WIS1-1 PP Courtney Burke (2)Brittany Ammerman/6, Kaitlyn Harding/2
2nd 17:21  WIS2-1 EV Brittany Ammerman (8)Jenny Ryan/6, Mellissa Channell/4
3rd 2:34  WIS3-1 EV GW Sarah Nurse (6) -
3rd 19:22  NDK2-3 EV EA Meghan Dufault (4)Gracen Hirschy/3, Jordan Hampton/3
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Wisconsin  0213
North Dakota  0112
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Wisconsin  8131031
North Dakota  310417
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Wisconsin (9-2-1)  1/4 4/8 0
North Dakota (4-5-1)  0/3 5/10 0
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 7-2-1)60:002 39315
North Dakota Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Shelby Amsley-Benzie (L, 3-3-1)58:203 811928
Empty Net1:400     

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - A late rally by the No. 10 University of North Dakota women's hockey team fell short on Saturday afternoon, as No. 2/3 Wisconsin claimed a 3-2 victory at Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Down by two toward the end of the game, Meghan Dufault netted her fourth goal of the season to pull North Dakota within one with 48 seconds left. However, Wisconsin held the puck in the corner of the UND end to kill off the remaining time in regulation to secure the win.

North Dakota now moves to 4-5-1 (3-4-1-1 WCHA) on the season, while Wisconsin moves to 9-2-1 (7-2-1-0 WHCA). The Badgers remain in first place in the conference standings, while UND remains in third.

UND scored first in the contest, as Leah Jensen scored halfway through the second period off a rebound from Amy Menke. Wisconsin controlled the majority of the play in the opening period prior to the goal, but North Dakota responded in the second period with a strong start, which led to Jensen's first goal of the season.

The goal seemed to wake up the Badgers as they tied the game at 1-1 just four minutes later when Courtney Burke scored on the power play. Wisconsin continued to pile on the pressure as Brittany Ammerman scored a redirection goal with less than three minutes remaining in the period to give UW the 2-1 advantage heading into the final period of play.

Wisconsin then took a two-goal lead early in the third period when Sarah Nurse picked up a loose puck at center ice and fired a shot off the right post while skating into the UND zone.

It took until the end of the third for North Dakota to register a shot on goal in the period; and by the time UND could find the back of the net for the second time of the night there wasn't enough time left in the game to find the equalizer.

Junior goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie made a total of 28 saves in the contest, while UW's Ann-Renée Desbiens made 15 for the Badgers.

UND has the next weekend off for the Four Nations Cup, returning to the ice against Bemidji State, Nov. 14-15, in Bemidji, Minn.