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WOMEN’S HOCKEY: 4-goal 1st period sinks Beavers as Badgers roll in Madison

Facing No. 5 Wisconsin in the Badgers’ raucous home arena, the Beavers surrendered four first-period goals, setting the stage for a blowout decision in UW’s favor.

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MADISON, Wis. – There’s behind the eight-ball, and then there’s behind the four-ball.

The Bemidji State women’s hockey team experienced both outcomes on Thursday at LaBahn Arena in Madison, Wis. Facing No. 5 Wisconsin in the Badgers’ raucous home arena, the Beavers surrendered four first-period goals, setting the stage for a blowout 8-0 decision in UW’s favor.

Wisconsin (8-1, 5-0 WCHA) overwhelmed BSU in the first 20 minutes with scores by Vivian Jungels, Sophie Shirley, Lacey Eden and Britta Curl, then piled on in the second period. Sarah Wozniewicz scored at 1:19, Kirsten Simms put one in at 2:42 and Claire Enright added a third for a 7-0 advantage.

Marianne Picard added the capper for the Badgers at 11:47 into the third period.

The Badgers displayed a dominant advantage in shots on goal, pelting multiple Bemidji State goaltenders with a combined 45 attempts. Hannah Hogenson started in net for the Beavers (2-6-1, 0-5 WCHA) and recorded 15 stops on 21 shots. She was replaced in the second period by Abbie Thompson, who stopped 22 of 24 Wisconsin attempts.

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BSU managed just 10 shots on goal, all of which were saved by UW goaltender Cami Kronish.

Bemidji State will match up against Wisconsin once again at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, back in Madison.

Wisconsin 8, Bemidji State 0

BSU 0 0 0 -- 0

UW 4 3 1 -- 8

First period -- 1, UW GOAL, Jungels (Kotlowski, Simms), 1:40; 2, UW GOAL, Shirley (Picard, Enright), 6:54; 3, UW GOAL, Eden (Simms, L. Edwards), 9:43; 4, UW GOAL, Curl (Compher, LaMantia), 10:48.

Second period -- 5, UW GOAL, Wozniewicz (Wheeler, LaMantia), 1:19; 6, UW GOAL, Simms (Eden, L. Edwards), 2:42; 7, UW GOAL, Enright (Buchbinder), 7:18.

Third period -- 8, UW GOAL, Picard (L. Edwards, C. Edwards), 11:47

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Saves -- Hogenson (BSU) 15; Thompson (BSU) 22; Kronish (UW) 10.

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