The Badgers will share their take on their Frozen Four experience in Erie, Pa. Catch up with Carolyne Prevost in this diary entry.
By: Carolyne Prevost
Before the game yesterday, we were really excited. Obviously, we were playing a new team with Boston College. A lot of the Americans on our team know some players from the other team, and they were excited to play against some of the east coast players.
The game started off really well, and we went up 2-0 early on. It was really an awesome game to be a part of, especially since Boston College came back and tied it 2-2. Then Decker scored that goal with 48 seconds left.
We didn't really think we would lose that since we've been in situations like that all year playing in the WCHA, and we had great confidence, but it was a little scary when they tied it 2-2. The mood definitely changed a bit, but it was just so exciting to win that game and be back in the championship, especially since we missed it last year. For me, when we went to the championship and won it during my freshman year, it was just unbelievable.
Today was an extremely emotional day for the whole team, seeing Meghan Duggan win the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award. Honestly, I don't think there is anyone more deserving than Meghan. She's been such a good leader for us. She's the best two-way player that I've ever seen, that I've ever played with, and she's just such a great leader and a great person. She definitely fit every single thing the award stands for.
After that, I went shopping with my parents. That was really fun because I haven't seen them for a while, so I took advantage of that. They bought me two coats and a few other things too. I feel like I don't need anything from them anymore, but it was really nice to see them and all of the other parents, too. They give us such great support. But when your parents are in town, you have to tell them what you need, and they got it for me. It was really cool and very nice of them.
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