|1st||1:06||WIS||1-0||EV||Karley Sylvester (1)||Sydney McKibbon/1|
|1st||9:23||WIS||2-0||EV GW||Erika Sowchuk (1)||Brittany Ammerman/1|
|1st||11:45||WIS||3-0||PP||Katy Josephs (1)||Kaitlyn Harding/1, Jenny Ryan/1|
|1st||16:56||LIN||1-3||EV||Shara Jasper (1)||Jordyn Constance/1, Katie Erickson/1|
|3rd||8:31||WIS||4-1||EV||Katy Josephs (2)||Erika Sowchuk/1, Karley Sylvester/1|
|3rd||16:13||WIS||5-1||EV||Sydney McKibbon (1)||Katy Josephs/1, Rachel Jones/1|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Megan Miller (W, 1-0-0)||60:00||1||4||2||3||9|
|Nicole Hensley (L, 0-1-0)||60:00||5||18||21||10||49|
WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- The No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team, after scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes, defeated Lindenwood, 5-1, on Friday at the Lindenwood Ice Arena.
Senior Katy Josephs tallied two goals and added an assist to lead the Badgers (1-0-0) to their first win of the year. Fellow Senior Karley Sylvester, along with junior Erika Sowchuk and sophomore Sydney McKibbon tallied goals in the triumph.
"I know with the freshman having not played a collegiate game, they didn't really know what to expect," Josephs said. "For the first couple shifts it was important for us to put our best effort out there and show what was expected."
"We were creating a lot of chances," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "We wanted to have the players focus on a couple areas, obviously getting pucks to the net, getting traffic to the net. I thought over three periods we did a real good job and as the game went on we actually got better."
Junior Megan Miller, making her first start in net for Wisconsin, stopped nine of the 10 shots she faced to earn the victory.
"It was a good performance," Johnson said. "I mean, you ask your goaltender to give you a chance to win and certainly she didn't get tested heavily tonight. I'm sure she was nervous, coming into a new atmosphere with new teammates and you know playing the first game of the year. But she did a good job and hopefully she can take some things away from the game that will help her be more comfortable, more relaxed and that will certainly help with her confidence."
Lindenwood (0-1-0) netminder Nicole Hensley made 49 saves in a losing effort.
Sylvester found the back of the net just a minute into the game off a feed from McKibbon to give UW a 1-0 advantage. Minutes later, Erika Sowchuk went top shelf on Hensley to give the Cardinal and White a 2-0 lead. Josephs capped off UW's scoring in the first period, weaving through the Lindenwood defense before firing a rocket past Hensley on a Wisconsin power play.
"It was an awesome start," Josephs said. "We had goals from two different lines, so it was good that everyone was getting chances and getting the puck towards the net."
Before the first frame ended, Lindenwood scored to make it a 3-1 game. The Badgers outshot the Lady Lions 21-5 in the first period.
Both teams were scoreless in the second, despite Wisconsin outshooting Lindenwood 21-2 in the stanza.
Wisconsin tacked on two more goals in the third, as Josephs earned her second of the game before setting up McKibbon for UW's final goal of the contest. Wisconsin outshot Lindenwood 54-10 during the contest.
The Badgers were strong on the power play, killing all five of their penalties and ended the game going 1-for-6 on the power play.
Wisconsin and Lindenwood meet on Saturday in a 3 p.m. contest.
- Katy Josephs had 3 points on two goals and an assist
- Megan Miller turned aside nine shots in her Badger debut
- Eight different Badgers notched at least their first point of the season