|1st||6:03||WIS||1-0||PP||Annie Pankowski (11)||Sydney McKibbon/14, Jenny Ryan/5|
|2nd||3:00||WIS||2-0||EV GW||Mellissa Channell (2)||-|
|2nd||6:11||WIS||3-0||EV||Sam Cogan (7)||Alexis Mauermann/2, Annie Pankowski/9|
|3rd||12:48||WIS||4-0||EV||Sam Cogan (8)||Annie Pankowski/10, Alexis Mauermann/3|
|3rd||13:49||LIN||1-4||EV||Shannon Morris-Reade (3)||-|
|3rd||18:53||WIS||5-1||SH||Baylee Wellhausen (10)||-|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Nikki Cece (W, 4-1-0)||59:57||1||3||3||4||10|
|Jolene deBruyn (L, 3-10-2)||60:00||5||13||10||7||30|
WENTZEVILLE, Mo. - Sophomore Sam Cogan recorded her second multi-goal game to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 5-1 win over Lindenwood on Friday night at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.
Cogan, who made her first collegiate appearance at center, was one of four Badgers (18-2-1) to light the lamp against Lindenwood (4-13-2) as junior Annie Pankowski, senior Mellissa Channell and junior Baylee Wellhausen also scored.
"In these games you want to capitalize on your opportunities," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "If you can do it early like we did tonight on a power play and then coming out in the second period and capitalizing early, it keeps our momentum up and it keeps theirs down, so it's good. Cogan hadn't played center all year but we put her in that position and she ended up getting a couple goals for us.
"We did the little things as far as getting a power-play goal, playing good five-on-five hockey and killing, so overall it's a good start to the second half."
Pankowski also picked up a pair of assists in the win along with freshman Alexis Mauermann as UW was without junior Emily Clark and senior Sarah Nurse. The duo is playing for Canada at the Nations Cup in Germany.
"It's nice to get back with the girls," Pankowski said. "We put in a good week in practice, we were working hard, so to get out here and get a win after a long bus ride, it's really nice to see the focus of the team."
Pankowski put the Badgers on the board early in the first, launching a shot from the right circle on UW's first power play of the game.
Channell doubled the lead in the second period, firing a rocket from the blue line that went top shelf into the Lindenwood net.
Cogan scored her seventh of the season just three minutes later, stuffing the puck into the net.
Heading into the final period, Cogan found the scoresheet once more and netted her second goal of the game in another scramble in front of the net with under seven minutes to go in the game.
"I thought we clicked well with Mauermann coming up with us and me playing center," Cogan said. "It's a different line dynamic completely but I thought we did well."
Wellhausen joined in on the scoring fun with just over a minute left, recording the fifth and final goal of the contest after beating an LU defender off the wall and backhanding the puck past LU goaltender Jolene deBruyn while UW was on the penalty kill. Wellhausen has now scored in each of her last four games for the Badgers.
UW outshot Lindenwood 35-11, marking the 21st time this year UW has outshot its opponent. The Badgers were 1-for-2 on the power play while killing all three of their penalties.
Freshman Nikki Cece earned her fifth career start in net, stopping 10 of the 11 shots she faced to earn her fourth career victory.
Wisconsin and Lindenwood wrap up their non-conference series on Saturday with a 3 p.m. contest.