MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. - Three goals in a four-minute span fueled the top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 6-2 win over Lindenwood Saturday afternoon at the Centene Community Ice Center.
Six different Badgers - Alexis Mauermann, Abby Roque, Caitlin Schneider, Presley Norby, Daryl Watts and Britta Curl - all scored to lead UW (2-0-0, 0-0-0-0 WCHA) to a series sweep of Lindenwood (0-2-0, 0-0-0 CHA).
Mauermann put UW on the board early after she beat Lindenwood's Annika Asplundh on a breakaway 4:48 into the first.
Minutes later, Roque added a power-play strike to double UW's advantage with 13 minutes left in the period.
Schneider scored on a rush with Mauermann to give UW a 3-0 lead before Lindenwood added its first goal of the year with nine minutes left in the opening frame.
Norby restored the three-goal lead 24 seconds into the second period to give UW a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes.
UW added two power-play goals in the third period as Watts scored her second as a Badger early in the period. Following a Lindenwood power-play goal, Curl scored another goal with a player advantage to round out the scoring.
Three Notes to Know:
- Senior Kristen Campbell saw her shutout streak draw to a close as she went 281:28 minutes between allowing goals. She improved to 68-9-4 during her Badger career.
- UW improved to 21-0-1 record all-time in September, outscoring its opponents 117-15 during the ninth-month of the year.
- UW's power-play has converted five of its 10 opportunities so far this year, good for a .500 clip. Both of Watts' goals have come on the power play while Roque, Curl and Sophie Shirley also have power-play tallies this year.
Straight from the Rink
UW Head Coach Mark Johnson
On the weekend series:
"We've got some things obviously in six periods that we did really well being such an early part of the season. More importantly, we got things that we've got to work on, and make things a bit better. That's the whole process of the season -- to try to continue to improve from weekend to weekend. Now we've got a weekend under our belt, and we get an opportunity to come back Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and get ourselves ready for Penn State next weekend. So, a lot of good things happened and certainly a lot of things we have to work on."
On the six goals of the night:
"At this time of the year you're trying to figure out who can play with who and what kind of chemistry certain players can have. Obviously when people score, it helps with their confidence. So, having more people score in the season folds well for the players individually and collectively. It makes us stronger. It's a work in progress right now."
The top-ranked Badgers return home to face Penn State in a Friday-Saturday series at LaBahn Arena. Both games will begin at 7 p.m. Prior to Friday's game, the Badgers will recognize their 2019 national championship team and all fans in attendance will receive a replica mini banner.