|1st||10:47||WIS||1-0||EV GW||Jenny Ryan (5)||Emily Clark/9|
|1st||14:10||WIS||2-0||EV||Sam Cogan (6)||Emily Clark/10|
|2nd||4:40||WIS||3-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (8)||Emily Clark/11, Mikayla Johnson/2|
|2nd||4:53||WIS||4-0||EV||Emily Clark (5)||Annie Pankowski/7, Mellissa Channell/8|
|2nd||15:00||WIS||5-0||EV||Jenny Ryan (6)||Sarah Nurse/9, Sydney McKibbon/11|
|2nd||15:41||WIS||6-0||EV||Annie Pankowski (9)||Emily Clark/12, Mikayla Johnson/3|
|3rd||5:31||WIS||7-0||EV||Baylee Wellhausen (8)||Sophia Shaver/8, Sydney McKibbon/12|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Ohio State (8-9-2)||0/1||4/8||0|
|Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 13-1-1)||60:00||0||5||6||3||14|
|Ohio State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Kassidy Sauvé (L, 8-9-2)||35:41||6||16||10||0||26|
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After scoring eight goals on Sunday against No. 2 Minnesota, the top-ranked Wisconsin women's hockey team continued lighting the lamp on Friday, scoring seven times in its 7-0 shutout of Ohio State at the OSU Ice Rink.
Junior Annie Pankowski and senior Jenny Ryan each scored a pair of goals in the victory, while junior Emily Clark recorded a career-high five points thanks to a goal and four assists. In addition, sophomore Sam Cogan and junior Baylee Wellhausen also lit the lamp for the Badgers (16-2-1, 12-2-1-1).
"You never know when the puck's going to go in," UW head coach Mark Johnson said. "So, you continue to do the little things to help you score and create some opportunities over the course of the season. Some nights it might go in, some nights it might not, but Sunday's game against Minnesota was one of those games where the puck went in. It was good preparation coming into this game.
"Last time we played Ohio State we played extremely well both nights, setup well and you can't explain some nights why the puck goes in and other nights the same opportunities don't go in. But, if you continue to do the little things and get to the net to create those opportunities, eventually they go in."
Senior goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens stopped all 14 of Ohio State's (8-9-2, 4-9-2-0 WCHA) shots to improve to 13-1-1 on the season. Desbiens also earned her seventh shutout of the season, which is tied for the NCAA lead.
"We really carried our momentum from last weekend when we scored a lot of goals against a really good team, so we just kept going," Ryan said. "We were shooting pucks and getting people in front of the net to screen the goalie. Those were just little things that we keep working on that are working well for us this weekend."
Ryan got the Badgers on the board early, as the defenseman found the twine halfway through the first period after her shot off a nifty toe-drag found its way through traffic and past OSU goaltender Kassidy Sauve.
Cogan doubled the UW lead a minute later, punching in a Clark rebound to give UW a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Badgers outshot the Buckeyes 18-5 in the opening frame.
Wisconsin lit the lamp four times in the second period, as Pankowski took a feed from Mikayla Johnson and tapped the puck into the net to give UW a 3-0 lead 4:40 into the period.
Just 13 seconds later, Clark tallied her third point of the night after one-timing the puck past Sauve from one knee.
Shortly after, Ryan earned her second goal of the game to pad UW's lead to five. After receiving a pass from the farside point, Ryan walked into the slot and beat Sauve with a quick wrist shot.
Pankowski capped off scoring in the second period with a slapshot from the point for her second goal of the night of assists from Clark and Mikayla Johnson. A native of Laguna Hills, California, Pankowski has nine goals in her last six games.
Clark's assist on Pankowski's second goal marked her fifth point of the contest. Clark became the first Badger to record a five-point game since Courtney Burke tallied five points on Feb. 14 of this year against Minnesota State.
"I'm definitely happy with that," Clark said. "It's funny, some days the pucks go in a little easier than others, but it was a big team win and the scoring was spread out, so it's good for us as a whole."
Wellhausen capped off the impressive offensive day for Wisconsin, scoring five minutes into the third period off a feed from Sophia Shaver. It marked Wellhausen's third goal in her last two games.
Wisconsin outshot Ohio State, 48-14, which marked the ninth time on the season that UW has recorded 40 or more shots on net in a game.
Wisconsin and Ohio State wrap up their series on Saturday with a 2 p.m. CT contest at the OSU Ice Rink.