Badgers ladies recover No. 1 in hockey rankings

Wisconsin wins over Harvard, Boston College to guarantee catch first competition title of season

Following three weeks sitting at the No. 2 spot in the public rankings, the University of Wisconsin ladies’ hockey group (16-1-1, 8-1-1 WCHA) is back on top of the university ladies’ hockey world.

The group’s re-visitation of noticeable quality follows their triumph at the Country Classic at the Ford Ice Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Badgers went head to head against Harvard (5-4-0, 5-0-0 ECAC) Friday and No. 8 Boston College (11-4-2, 10-3-1 WHEA) on Saturday, dominating the games 5-1 and 5-3.

In their session Friday, the Badgers outshot the Crimson 57–15, with two objectives falling off of senior Presley Norby’s stick alongside Daryl Watts, Brette Pettet and Alexis Mauermann all finding the rear of the net. With this success, the Badgers improved their unsurpassed record against Harvard to 8-1-0, with the crew having won the previous eight matchups.

Saturday was business as usual for the Wisconsin ladies as they outshot the Eagles 48–23 notwithstanding senior Kristen Campbell halting 20 shots on objective to give the Badgers the triumph in Music City. Wisconsin began the game terminating on all chambers, taking a three objective lead in the principal time frame because of objectives by Sophie Shirley, Britta Curl and Abby Roque.

BC gradually began to make a push in the second as they snuck two objectives into Wisconsin’s net, yet the Badgers returned thundering in the third, scoring two objectives to BC’s one, guaranteeing the 5–3 triumph. The Badgers pushed their record-breaking record against Boston College to 12-0-0, having set up a dazzling normal of 4.83 objectives per game.

Badgers’ Head Coach Mark Johnson remarked toward the end of the week per UW Athletics

“Well we just played two great rivals,” Johnson said. “Clearly BC is a best ten group, and from the higher perspective it truly assists. I tell the group toward the finish of the game, each game is a learning opportunity. We will remove a few things from this evening’s down, gain from them and attempt to improve.”

Wisconsin will hope to expand on this energy as they close out the 2019 schedule year with a home arrangement against Minnesota Duluth at LaBahn Arena this end of the week. Puck drop for both Friday and Saturday is booked for 7 p.m., and the game can be followed live on Twitter @BadgerWHockey.

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