Pankowski Nets Hat Trick As Wisconsin Tops Providence, 8-1
Sophomore forward Annie Pankowski has hat trick and assist for Badgers

Sophomore forward Annie Pankowski had a hat trick and an assist for the Badgers
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 3:54  WIS1-0 PP Annie Pankowski (2)Sydney McKibbon/2, Mellissa Channell/3
1st 7:54  WIS2-0 EV GW Sarah Nurse (2)Sydney McKibbon/3
1st 17:59  WIS3-0 SH Annie Pankowski (3) -
1st 18:45  PRV1-3 PP Madison Sansone (1)Courtney Kukowski/1
2nd 1:41  WIS4-1 EV Sam Cogan (1)Sarah Nurse/1, Maddie Rolfes/2
2nd 18:54  WIS5-1 EV Emily Clark (1)Annie Pankowski/1, Courtney Burke/2
3rd 8:18  WIS6-1 EV Sarah Nurse (3)Sydney McKibbon/4, Maddie Rolfes/3
3rd 12:06  WIS7-1 PP Sophia Shaver (1)Jenny Ryan/2, Kim Drake/2
3rd 14:13  WIS8-1 SH Annie Pankowski (4) -
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Providence  1001
Wisconsin  3238
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Providence  80311
Wisconsin  12181747
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Providence (0-2-0)  1/4 6/12 0
Wisconsin (2-0-0)  2/5 5/10 2
Providence Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Sarah Bryant (L, 0-2-0)50:286 916833
Alanna Serviss9:322 0066
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 2-0-0)39:501 7007
Jorie Walters19:360 0033
Empty Net0:340     

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Thanks to a hat trick by Laguna Hills, California, native Annie Pankowski and a pair of goals by junior Sarah Nurse, the No. 3 Wisconsin women's hockey team dispatched Providence College, 8-1, at Sharks Ice on Saturday night.

Also scoring for the Badgers were sophomore Emily Clark and freshmen Sam Cogan and Sophia Shaver as both Cogan and Shaver netted their first career collegiate goals.

"A lot of good things happened today," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "I liked the pace, I like the tempo and the speed that we played at today coming off of last night's game. You can tell that the kids spent a lot of time this summer with their conditioning and it paid off today."

The Badgers (2-0-0) outshot the Friars (0-2-0) 47-11 and allowed only four shots on net during the final 40 minutes of play.

Pankowski lit the lamp first, directing a pass from Sydney McKibbon past Providence netminder Sarah Bryant for the power play score. Mellissa Channell grabbed the secondary assist on the goal.

Exactly four minutes later, Nurse broke away from the Friars' defense with a pass from McKibbon and notched the game winner, and her second goal of the series, to give Wisconsin a 2-0 lead.

UW then went on the penalty kill when Jenny Ryan was called for interference, but with two minutes to play in the first, Pankowski charged in on Bryant for the unassisted short-hander. Shortly after, Providence forward Madison Sansone cashed in on Ryan's penalty for the Friars' single goal of the game.

Wisconsin goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens collected all seven of her saves in the first period, as UW outshot Providence 18-0 in the second period.

Less than two minutes into the second period, Cogan tipped a shot from Nurse past Bryant for her first collegiate score and gave Wisconsin the 4-1 lead. Maddie Rolfes picked up her second assist of the weekend with Cogan's goal.

Clark would add a goal late in the second with an over-the-shoulder rocket from the right circle to lift UW to a 5-1 lead after two periods of action.

Nurse would again score midway through the third frame, taking assists from McKibbon and Rolfes as Nurse launched a laser five-hole.

After the Friars took a high sticking penalty, Shaver capitalized on the Badgers' advantage by posting up at the back door of the PC net, putting her in perfect position to one-time a pass from Ryan at the point to extend UW's lead to 7-1. Kim Drake collected the assist on Shaver's first goal with Wisconsin.

A penalty called on Burke couldn't slow the Badgers down, as Pankowski collected a hat trick with her unassisted shorthanded score on Alanna Serviss, who stepped in between the pipes for Bryant midway through the third period.

In front of a sellout crowd at Sharks Ice, the practice facility of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, Wisconsin was able to complete its non-conference sweep to extend its winning streak to 16 games against schools from Hockey East.

"It's a tribute to the hockey community," Johnson said about the sellout crowd. "They're coming out here, the Sharks advertised it, so a lot of people showed up. For a lot of the fans, it's the first time they've seen a Division I women's hockey game live. I think a lot of them were very impressed with the level of play.

"Overall, it was a good trip and we'll cap it off tomorrow with our youth clinic. I think we got over 150 kids signed up to come out. Both Providence and us, we'll get an opportunity to work with young hockey players in the area."

The Badgers return to action on Saturday, Oct. 10 with their home-opener against Ohio State. Puck drop at LaBahn Arena is set for 2 p.m. (CT). UW wraps up its WCHA-opening series on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. against the Buckeyes with a nationally-televised tilt on BTN.