No. 1 Wisconsin blanks Syracuse 4-0 to advance to 6th straight Frozen Four

The No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team is heading back to the NCAA Frozen Four after defeating Syracuse, 4-0, Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

Senior Annie Pankowski scored twice while juniors Abby Roque and Presley Norby each tacked on a goal for Wisconsin (33-4-2) in Saturday's' contest in front of 2,423 fans at LaBahn. The attendance matched the largest crowd in rink history.

After a quiet opening period, the Badgers got rolling in the second thanks to Pankowski. The Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award top-three finalist rifled in two goals in the frame, the first coming on a blast 2:33 into the period and the second coming nearly 10 minutes later to put UW up 2-0 heading into the final frame.

The Badgers extended that lead with 7:44 left in the third when Roque stole the puck, looped around the Syracuse (13-22-3) net and snuck in Wisconsin's third goal of the game.

Norby put the exclamation point on the win, scoring with just over a minute remaining to ice the game for the Badgers.

Wisconsin outshot the Orange, 47-15 in the victory. The Badgers are now 23-0-2 in games when they tally more than 40 shots on goal.

Junior Kristen Campbell made 15 saves to earn her NCAA-leading ninth shutout of the year. In addition, she earned her 33rd win, which matches the school record for most wins in a single season by a goaltender.

See the full recap and boxscore at UWBadgers.com

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Audio: Learfield/IMG College

 
 

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