Wisconsin Earns Weekend Sweep With 8-0 Win Over Ohio State
Sophomore forward Emily Clark posts two goals and assist for Badgers

Sophomore forward Emily Clark had two goals and an assist for the Badgers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 0:30  WIS1-0 EV GW Emily Clark (4)Jenny Ryan/4
1st 4:03  WIS2-0 EV Annie Pankowski (7) -
2nd 1:18  WIS3-0 EV Sydney McKibbon (2)Sarah Nurse/4, Maddie Rolfes/4
2nd 5:33  WIS4-0 EV Sarah Nurse (4)Sydney McKibbon/6, Sam Cogan/2
2nd 8:30  WIS5-0 EV Mikaela Gardner (1)Annie Pankowski/3, Emily Clark/3
2nd 15:30  WIS6-0 EV Jenny Ryan (1)Annie Pankowski/4, Baylee Wellhausen/2
3rd 11:20  WIS7-0 EV Emily Clark (5)Maddie Rolfes/5
3rd 19:50  WIS8-0 EV Mikayla Johnson (2)Molly Doner/2, Mikaela Gardner/1
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Ohio State  0000
Wisconsin  2428
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Ohio State  69419
Wisconsin  23281061
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Ohio State (2-2-0)  0/2 7/14 0
Wisconsin (4-0-0)  0/5 4/8 0
Ohio State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Alex LaMere (L, 1-1-0)25:334 213024
Selena Hunter34:274 021829
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 4-0-0)60:000 69419

MADISON, Wis.- Sophomore Emily Clark scored twice while junior netminder Ann-Renee Desbiens stopped all 19 shots she faced to lead the No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 8-0 win over Ohio State on Sunday at LaBahn Arena.

Clark ended the game with three points off her two goals and an assist, while linemate Annie Pankowski also collected three points of a goal and two assists.

A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Clark found the back of the net just 30 seconds into the game after receiving a pass from Jenny Ryan to give the Badgers (4-0-0, 2-0-0-0 WCHA) an early 1-0 lead over Ohio State (2-2-0, 0-2-0-0 WCHA).

"I mentioned to the team before we went out to make sure that we were ready as they are going to push." UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "We have all been in games where you didn't play well and you get embarrassed and the goal is to come out and show that you are better than that. But we scored on the first shift of the game and that settled us down."

Around the four minute mark, Pankowski drove across the slot and popped a backhand shot into the top shelf. The unassisted score gave UW a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

Wisconsin outshot the Buckeyes 23-6 during the frame, including seven power play shots. Ohio State took four penalties in the first period, but the Cardinal and White were unable to capitalize on the advantages.

The Badgers wasted no time in the second, scoring three more goals before the period's halfway point. Sydney McKibbon received a cross-ice pass from Sarah Nurse while speeding into the offensive zone, where her shot bounced off the post, off Lamere's pad, and into the net just 78 seconds into the period.

Nurse tallied the fourth Badger goal, finishing a string of passes between herself, McKibbon, and Sam Cogan with a shot that Lamere didn't see until it was in the back of the net.

Three minutes later, freshman Mikaela Gardner scored her first collegiate goal to put the Badgers up 5-0, taking a shot on OSU goaltender Selena Hunter and charging to the net to collect her own rebound.

In similar fashion, Ryan went deep into the OSU zone near the 15 minute mark of the period and stuffed a loose rebound past Hunter for the 6-0 lead.

Wisconsin finished the period with 28 shots on net, which is tied for the third-most shots in a period.

"It is fun to play with the puck." Johnson said. "We had a lot of offensive zone presence and we used our speed and cycled the puck to create opportunities. The result was that we had multiple opportunities and eventually it goes in."

Clark lit the lamp again halfway through period three, taking a pass from Maddie Rolfes in the neutral zone all the way to the net, pushing between the entire line of Buckeyes for the score.

Proving that a game isn't over until it's over, Mikayla Johnson took a pass from Molly Doner and slammed the one-timer past Hunter with 9.7 seconds remaining in the game to complete the 8-0 win.

"Everyone is contributing - all four lines." Clark said of the offensive performance. "The more that we can roll all four lines and everyone's contributing and producing; it gives the whole team confidence and it's hard to play against."

Desbiens earned her second shutout of the year and the 19th of her career, which ranks third in Wisconsin program history behind only UW legends Jessie Vetter (39) and Alex Rigsby (30).

Wisconsin's 61 shots on net marks the third time in less than a year that the Badgers have posted more than 60 shots on net in a game, and ranks seventh in the record books for shots taken in a game.

The Badgers hit the road next weekend to take on St. Cloud State. UW meets the Huskies on Friday in a 3 p.m. start before wrapping their series up on Saturday at 3 p.m.