MADISON, Wis. — Thanks to a pair of goals from senior Nicole LaMantia, the top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team earned a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Sunday in front of a sellout crowd at LaBahn Arena.
LaMantia scored both Wisconsin (10-0-0, 6-0-0 WCHA) goals, one of which was a game-winning overtime goal, against Ohio State (6-2-0, 6-2-0 WCHA). The Badgers remain undefeated after handing the Buckeyes their first two losses of the season.
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The senior defender put UW up 1-0 in the first period thanks to her second goal of the season.
Ohio State answered that and sent the teams into the second period tied 1-1.
Neither team scored in the second period and continued into the third tied 1-1.
Both teams were unable to score in the third and the teams went into three-on-three overtime.
LaMantia lit the lamp off a pass from Sophie Shirley just over a minute into sudden death to call the game.
Goaltender Kennedy Blair stopped 25 of 26 shots during the game to earn her ninth win of the season.