Feb. 2, 2009

 

Courtesy of Wisconsin Athletics

MADISON, Wis. - Mark Johnson sealed his 200th career victory Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center as Wisconsin beat Ohio State 7-0. Johnson is in his seventh season with the Badgers, and has an all-time record of 200-38-20.
Winning the series, Wisconsin moves to 24-1-3 (18-1-3 WCHA) and Ohio State falls to 6-19-3 (4-15-2 WCHA).

Angie Keseley kick-started the Badger offense by scoring two goals in the first period. Keseley’s first goal came 1:19 into the game when she put it in from the near side of the crease. With 30 seconds left in the period, Keseley scored her second goal on a power play from between the two circles. Erika Lawler and Hilary Knight assisted both goals.

Six minutes into the second, Malee Windmeier scored her first goal of the season. Off of a Brooke Ammerman assist, Windmeier wristed it in from between the circles on the power play. Windmeier last scored on Super Bowl Sunday a year ago against North Dakota.

Kyla Sanders scored the Badgers fourth goal of the night putting the puck past Buckeye goalie Deidre Facklis at the 11:51 mark of the second period. Lawler and Keseley assisted the goal. With three minutes left in the second, Knight scored off of a Keseley rebound at the top of the crease. Lawler also assisted on the goal. Ending the period and putting the Badgers ahead 6-0, Jasmine Giles went high, stick-side from the near circle at 18:12. The short-handed goal was assisted by Sanders and marked the ninth of the season for the Badgers.

Meghan Duggan sealed the Wisconsin win, scoring the only goal of the third at 11:18. Duggan slammed in a slap shot from between the circles.
Carolyne Prevost and Mallory Deluce contributed the assists.

Jessie Vetter made 12 saves to earn her 35th career shutout and 10th of the season to match her season best and NCAA record. Buckeye goalie Facklis stopped 25 badger attempts and Liana Bonanno stopped 18.
Wisconsin went 2-5 on the power play and Ohio State went 0-5.

Keseley had a career-high five point game, with two goals and three assists. Lawler matched her career high assists in a game with four.