|1st||4:21||WIS||1-0||EV GW||Claudia Kepler (1)||Abby Roque/2, Presley Norby/2|
|2nd||5:15||WIS||2-0||EV||Presley Norby (2)||Claudia Kepler/1, Maddie Rowe/1|
|3rd||10:38||WIS||3-0||EV||Alexis Mauermann (1)||Sam Cogan/1, Caitlin Schneider/1|
|3rd||19:19.4||WIS||4-0||PP||Sam Cogan (1)||Mikaela Gardner/1, Brette Pettet/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Jolene deBruyn (L, 0-2-0)||60:00||4||14||11||9||34|
|Kristen Campbell (W, 2-0-0)||60:00||0||1||5||3||9|
MADISON, Wis. - Four different Badgers scored to push No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey past Lindenwood, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon in front of a sell-out crowd at LaBahn Arena.
Senior Claudia Kepler got the ball rolling for the Badgers early in the first period, burying a rebound from sophomore Abby Roque to give Wisconsin (2-0-0) a 1-0 lead over Lindenwood (0-2-0).
"It's awesome," Kepler said about the goal. "It was a great play by Abby, really, I was just in the right place in the right time, she hit it off the crossbar, so I just knocked it in after that."
It marked Kepler's first goal as a Badger as the Verona, Wisconsin, native transferred from Ohio State after playing three years for the Buckeyes.
Sophomore Presley Norby hammered home a backhanded goal in the second period to give the Badgers a 2-0 lead. It marked Norby's second goal of the weekend after she scored UW's opening goal on Friday.
"Today she was one of our best players," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "She had a lot of energy, played a lot of minutes, scored a nice goal in the second period. Whether it was killing a penalty or five-on-five she seemed to be around the puck, have the puck, and that's a good sign."
Fellow sophomore Alexis Mauermann snuck the puck past Lindenwood goaltender Jolene deBruyn to put the Badgers up 3-0 with 10 minutes remaining in the third period.
Junior Sam Cogan added a power-play goal with just under a minute left to play in the third period to put the game out of reach.
Sophomore Kristen Campbell, a transfer from North Dakota, recorded nine saves in her first career shutout for the Badgers.
"Obviously the team played really well in front of me," Campbell said. "So it was easy to do my job back there when everyone was having a good game and controlling the majority of the plays.
"It was a really exciting first weekend."
Eight Badgers recorded assists in the victory, and Kepler and junior Sophia Shaver led the team in shots on goal, combining for 11 of Wisconsin's 38 shots.
The Badgers continue regular-season play next Thursday, taking on Mercyhurst in a two-game series at LaBahn Arena. Puck drop for both Thursday and Friday is set for 7 p.m.
"It's a short week having to play Thursday and Friday nights," Johnson said. "We'll really only get two and a half days of practice out of it so we will just try to highlight some of the things they will need to understand."