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.

BSU_Hockey web art.jpg
Bemidji State Beavers
We are part of The Trust Project.

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.


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


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

Our newsroom sometimes reports stories under the byline "Pioneer Staff Report." This byline is used when reporters rewrite basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as an email or press release that requires little or no reporting.

Other times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

For questions about a staff report, call (218) 333-9796 or email
What To Read Next
Junior wing who led Minnesota in scoring last season has struggled offensively at times this season
BSU's 22 honorees are the most for the university since the inception of the award in 2010 and best last year's previous mark of 13. The Beavers have the 5th-most athletes named to the list.
Stella Dolan has a career ERA of 3.94 and 151 strikeouts over 202.2 innings. Mariah Stevenson is coming off a red-hot freshman campaign where she led BSU with a .322 batting average and .851 OPS.
With two more players unavailable Wednesday, the Gophers had roughly half that roster max against Indiana at Williams Arena.