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Wisconsin Athletics | November 4, 2017

Wisconsin cruises 7-0 over Ohio St. in top four battle of unbeatens

  Six different Badgers scored in their victory over Ohio State Saturday.

MADISON, Wis. — Six different Badgers found the back of the net as the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team routed No. 4 Ohio State 7-0 in front of a sellout crowd at LaBahn Arena Saturday afternoon. 

"[The balanced scoring is] a good thing," Wisconsin coach Mark Johnson said. "Everybody at every level of hockey is looking for people to score. You're going up against one of the best goaltenders in the country, so how are we going to be able to do that? We got a fast start, we put them on their heels to start the game. It sets up for the next four to eight minutes, and we just kept getting better in a lot of different areas."

In the opening minutes of the first period, the Wisconsin (13-0-0, 7-0-0-0 WCHA) duo of senior Baylee Wellhausen and sophomore Abby Roque struck as Roque slotted a pass across center ice to Wellhausen, who nailed it past OSU (7-1-1, 5-1-1-1 WCHA) goaltender Kassidy Sauve to put the Badgers up 1-0.  

Just under four minutes later, sophomore Presley Norby cut her way through traffic and buried the puck in the back of the OSU net to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead. 

Roque notched a goal of her own on a 5-on-3 power play to round out first-period scoring for the Badgers. 

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"We came out fast, we were all over them right away getting those shots off and it was nice being able to score a goal right off the bat," Wellhausen said. "We knew that that would shut them down and we'd get in their face and they wouldn't be able to play the game they're used to."

After a quiet second frame, sophomores Maddie Rowe and Alexis Mauermann and junior Sam Cogan lit the lamp in the third period to propel the Badgers to a decisive 7-0 victory over the Buckeyes. 

"I think we're just hungry to win and finish the game strong," said Mauermann, a sophomore forward. "It all just comes from the will and discipline that we have and we took that into the third period and fought to win. We were just hungrier."

The Badgers wrap up their two-game series against Ohio State Sunday at LaBahn Arena. Puck drop is set for noon. 

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