Wisconsin earns first conference win in LaBahn Arena

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women's hockey team recorded its second shutout in a row, with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota State on Friday afternoon at LaBahn Arena.

"As we get deeper into the season, it is better to have more people jumping up on the score sheet and getting deeper into our roster," said head coach Mark Johnson. "So obviously that was huge today with Erika (Sowchuk) and Alev (Kelter) scoring goals. If you are able to do that and create some depth within your scoring, it just makes you a different looking team."

Alex Rigsby recorded 14 saves in net for the Badgers (6-3-2, 2-3-2-2 WCHA), extending her shutout streak to 129 minutes. The 14 shots against is the fewest the Badgers have allowed in a single game so far this season.

Wisconsin got on the board first with a goal from Erika Sowchuk. After wide shot from Karley Sylvester, Madison Packer worked the puck out of the corner to Sowchuk. Making a move past two defenders on the right side of the crease, Sowchuck netted her second goal of the season.

Alev Kelter scored UW’s second goal six minutes into the third period. After losing control of the puck near the MSU goal, Kelter intercepted a clearing attempt by a Maverick defenseman and snuck it over the left glove of Danielle Butters.

The Badgers return to LaBahn Arena on Saturday at 2 p.m. for the last game of the WCHA matchup against Minnesota State

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