2020-21 WCHA Game Recap

Senior forward Daryl Watts had two goals and an assist for the Badgers
Watts Completes Wisconsin Rally With Overtime Goal In 4-3 Win At Minnesota
Senior forward Daryl Watts had two goals and an assist for the Badgers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The No. 2 Golden Gopher women's hockey team dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to top-ranked Wisconsin in game one of this weekend's Border Battle series at Ridder Arena on Friday night.

Minnesota (9-5-0, 9-5-0 WCHA) led most of the game, including holding a two-goal lead two different times as the Gophers went up 2-0 and 3-1, but Wisconsin (9-2-0, 9-2-0 WCHA) tied the score at 3-3 with 25.5 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. Daryl Watts then scored her second of the game to secure the three-on-three overtime win for the visiting squad.

The Gophers received goals from Madeline Wethington, Grace Zumwinkle, and Crystalyn Hengler along with a 25-save effort from Lauren Bench while the Badgers were led by Watts with a pair of goals and 29 saves from goaltender Kennedy Blair.


The game marked the first three-on-three overtime action for the Gophers this season.

Up Next

Game two of the Border Battle is set for 4:07 p.m. CT Saturday at Ridder Arena. Tune into a special extended pre-game show beginning at 3:30 p.m. live on Facebook, YouTube, and GopherSports.com here: Border Battle Saturday.

Game Summary

Friday, February 5, 2021

Game statistics
29 Shots 32
0 / 1 Power Plays 1 / 1
1 / 2 PIM 1 / 2
9-2-0 Records 9-5-0
Wisconsin Minnesota
Madeline Wethington (1)
Grace Zumwinkle (10)
Daryl Watts (12)
Crystalyn Hengler (2)
3rd/5:52 PP
Caitlin Schneider (1)
Britta Curl (5)
3rd/19:35  EA
Daryl Watts (13)
OT/2:03  GW
Wisconsin Minnesota
Kennedy Blair
61:15, 29 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 9-2-0)

Empty Net
0:48, 0 GA
Lauren Bench
62:03, 25 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 8-4-0)