|1st||17:13||WIS||1-0||EV GW||Caitlin Schneider (1)||Kyleigh Hanzlik/1, Grace Bowlby/2|
|2nd||11:03||WIS||2-0||EV||Mikaela Gardner (1)||Sam Cogan/2, Abby Roque/3|
|2nd||12:02||WIS||3-0||PP||Sophia Shaver (1)||Abby Roque/4, Claudia Kepler/2|
|3rd||9:56||WIS||4-0||EV||Claudia Kepler (2)||Abby Roque/5, Grace Bowlby/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Kennedy Blair (L, 0-1-0)||56:31||4||11||12||4||27|
|Kristen Campbell (W, 3-0-0)||59:45||0||8||5||8||21|
MADISON, Wis. - Four different Badgers lit the lamp to lead the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 4-0 victory against Mercyhurst on Thursday night at LaBahn Arena.
Freshman Caitlin Schneider got the scoring started late in the first period for Wisconsin (3-0-0) when her first shot of the game ricocheted off the post and into the Mercyhurst (0-1-0) net. The goal marks the freshman's first of her collegiate career.
The scoring continued in the second period when junior Mikaela Gardner fired the puck between the legs of Mercyhurst goaltender Kennedy Blair to grab her first goal of the season.
Junior Sophia Shaver pushed the Badgers' lead to 3-0 just under a minute later on a power-play goal after sophomore Abby Roque slotted the puck in front of the crease and onto the end of her stick.
Senior Claudia Kepler sealed the Badgers' win after tipping in a shot from Roque with 10 minutes left in the third period.
Three notes of the night:
- Abby Roque set a career high with three assist, as she assisted on UW's final three goals of the night. The sophomore forward has a NCAA-leading six points this year and has a three-game point streak.
- Sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell earned her second-straight shutout, stopping all 21 shots she faced. The North Dakota transfer is a perfect 3-0 in net for Wisconsin.
- UW improved to 10-0-0 all-time against Mercyhurst.
Straight from the rink:
"Mercyhurst had a couple of additions, so that gives them a lot more depth. So it was a good game for us. It was an upgrade, from the standpoint that it was going to be competitive, it was physical. So if you're going to be a part of that game, you're going to have to compete. And I thought we did a pretty good job competing most of the game, and capitalized on a couple of opportunities and got to the finish line." -Mark Johnson on the victory
"I liked the end, where the game was in hand, but you have 6 on 4 out there for an extended period. It put her in a situation where she can gain some experience, and our young defensemen were out there, they can gain some experience. You grow playing that type of game, so that's what I'm excited about." -Mark Johnson on goaltender Kristen Campbell's play
"It's pretty exciting. It's such an amazing feeling to score, not only your first college goal, but especially in an arena like this with so many people there supporting you and the team behind you, it's such an incredible feeling." -Caitlin Schneider on scoring her first goal
UW wraps up its series with Mercyhurst on Friday with a 7 p.m. contest at LaBahn Arena. The game can be seen on BTN Plus and heard on WSUM.