Saturday, November 22, 2008

NCAA Record Set as Badger Women Sweep

The Badger Women went down to Fort Myers, FL this weekend, and come back w/ an unbeaten record and an NCAA record for senior goalie Jessie Vetter. On friday night, the Badgers fell behind 2-1 before scoring 7 unanswered goals, betting #3 New Hampshire 8-2. Earlier today, the Badgers completed the sweep beating New Hampshire 2-0 and in the process, Jessie Vetter now stands alone as the all-time NCAA leader in shutouts w/ 31.

This is just another notch on the belt of one of the best goaltenders in NCAA Women's Hockey history. No reason w/ 16 regular season games (hopefully 7 more beyond that) to play that record can't be raised a little higher giving the next top goalie a mountain to climb to be the best.

While Jessie's record is front and center, 5 Badgers scored 2 goals this weekend. Angie Keseley, Meghan Duggan and Carolyne Prevost had two goals a piece on friday, while Erika Lawler and Hilary Knight had a goal both nights. 11 Badgers had assists on the weekend, including 4 for Duggan, and 3 each for Knight and Lawler.

The Women proudly return home next weekend for two against Mankato, on friday and sunday at 2:05 PM. If you have friday off w/ the Thanksgiving holiday, get to the Kohl Center early and catch two games.