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Badgers women’s hockey gameday: Colgate 4, Wisconsin 3 (2OT)

March 17, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS — Breanne Wilson-Bennett scored her third goal of the game 16:03 into the second overtime for Colgate, which ended the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team’s run at a national championship with a 4-3 victory in the NCAA Frozen Four semifinals on Friday. Game story

Three stars

No. 3: Badgers senior co-captain Baylee Wellhausen scored and was plus-2.

No. 2: Julia Vandyk made 45 saves for the Raiders.

No. 1: Wilson-Bennett’s hat trick gave the Raiders the upper hand.

Pregame

The University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team broke a string of three straight NCAA Frozen Four semifinals last season, and it looks for a second straight victory when it plays Colgate at Ridder Arena on Friday (7 p.m., BTN, 1310 AM).

No. 2 UW got past Boston College 1-0 in last year’s semifinals after losing to Minnesota in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Friday’s game is the first meeting between the Badgers and the Raiders. The winner plays Clarkson, which defeated Ohio State 1-0 in overtime on a Loren Gabel goal.

Badgers (31-4-2)

Forwards

Baylee Wellhausen - Abby Roque - Maddie Rowe

Claudia Kepler - Sophia Shaver - Presley Norby

Alexis Mauermann - Sam Cogan - Brette Pettet

Maddie Posick - Delaney Drake - Caitlin Schneider

Defensemen

Mikaela Gardner - Maddie Rolfes

Lauren Williams - Mekenzie Steffen

Grace Bowlby - Natalie Buchbinder

Goaltenders

Kristen Campbell

Nikki Cece

Breanna Blesi

Raiders (33-5-1)

Forwards

Megan Sullivan - Breanne Wilson-Bennett - Bailey Larson

Malia Schneider - Shae Labbe - Coralie Larose

Shelby Perry - Annika Zalewski - Jessie Eldridge

Ellie DeCaprio - Bailey Bennett - Kendall Williamson

Defensemen

Lauren Wildfang - Shelby Wood

Chelsea Jacques - Livia Altmann

Kaila Pinkney - Olivia Zafuto

Goaltenders

Julia Vandyk

Liz Auby

Peri Donaldson

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