Sunday, January 25, 2009

Women Sweep, tied for 1st w/ gophers

The Badger Women are back on top of the standings due to their sweep on the road at St. Cloud, and some help from the Foreign Legion of Duluth who beat minnesota friday night. The Badgers are tied w/ the gophers w/ 36 points w/ 8 games left for both teams. They meet in the Twin Cities Feb 7 & 8 for the series that should decide the WCHA. Duluth is quite a ways back in 3rd place.

As for the Badger's weekend series:

On friday night they won 5-1 over the Huskies behind two Carolyne Prevost goals. Also scoring for the Badgers were Hilary Knight, Brooke Ammerman and Malory Deluce.

To complete the sweep, the Badger Women won a 6-3 decision on saturday afternoon. National goal scoring leader Hilary Knight had a pair of goals, and was joined by Erika Lawler, Anne Dronen, Meghan Duggan and Rachel Bible (who is the first blue liner to score in some time). Angie Keseley added a playmaker (3 assists) to help the team to victory.

TCT covered both games as well: friday and saturday.

The Women return home next weekend for a series w/ Ohio State. It's a saturday/sunday series, so stop out before the Men's game and Super Bowl respectively.