Desbiens And Ryan Lead Wisconsin Past Bemidji State, 1-0
Junior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens makes 28 saves and junior defenseman Jenny Ryan nets game's only goal for Badgers

Junior goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens made 28 saves for the Badgers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 19:23  WIS1-0 EV GW Jenny Ryan (5)Annie Pankowski/21, Emily Clark/11
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Wisconsin  1001
Bemidji State  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Wisconsin  1115632
Bemidji State  128828
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Wisconsin (21-1-1)  0/1 3/6 0
Bemidji State (15-6-2)  0/2 2/4 0
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 19-1-1)60:000 128828
Bemidji State Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Brittni Mowat (L, 15-6-1)57:451 1015631
Empty Net2:150     

BEMIDJI, Minn. - The No. 6 Bemidji State University women hockey team fell in a tight contest to No. 2 University of Wisconsin, 1-0 Friday afternoon. Junior Brittni Mowat made 31 saves but the Beavers (15-6-2, 10-6-1 WCHA) were shutout by the Badgers (21-1-1, 15-1-1 WCHA).

Wisconsin scored only goal of the game when Jenny Ryan scored off a rebound from a shot by Annie Pankowski with just 37 second remaining in the first period. Badgers goaltender Ann-renee Desbiens earned her 11th shutout of the season and her third against Bemidji State.

The Beavers started the game by going toe-to-toe against the second ranked Badgers in the opening period. BSU outshot Wisconsin 12-11, but went into the first intermission down 1-0 after Ryan's goal.

Wisconsin came out in the second period looking for another tally, but Mowat remained dominant in net and stopped all 15 shots by the Badgers. BSU earned its first power play of the game with 1:46 remaining, but couldn't beat the nation's top penalty killing unit and the score remained 1-0 entering the final period.

Each team's defenses remained strong in the third period and only 14 total shots made their way to the net minders. Unable to beat Desbiens in the period, Bemidji State pulled its goaltender with 2:15 left in the game. BSU would add drama to the game after dominating play in its offensive zone with the extra attacker. However, the Badgers successfully defended the Beavers attack and defeated BSU 1-0 at the Sanford Center.

Bemidji State will look to even the series tomorrow by playing the final game of its regular-season series against the Badgers at 2:07 p.m.