Rigsby records 46 saves to complete weekend sweep over UMD


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Oct. 22, 2011

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1 Wisconsin 6, 5/6 Minnesota Duluth 3
Amsoil Arena • Duluth, Minn.
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1st 2nd 3rd Final
 Wisconsin (7-1-0) 3 2 1 6
 Minnesota Duluth (3-3-0) 0 2 1 3
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 Scoring Summary
1st 17:05 WIS Knight (9)
1st 18:04 WIS Decker (9)
1st 18:39 WIS Jaminski (3)
2nd 3:30 UMD Winberg (3)
2nd 12:53 WIS Prévost (7)
2nd 18:16 WIS Pacholok (1)
2nd 19:46 UMD Cournoyer (5)
3rd 1:50 UMD Wilson (3)
3rd 19:36 WIS Prévost (8)
 Goaltender Summary Min GA Sv
WIS Rigsby (7-1-0) 59:41 3 46
WIS Empty net 0:19 0 0
UMD Harss (3-3-0) 39:59 4 13
UMD Steck 19:36 0 12
UMD Empty net 0:25 2 0
 Statistical Comparison WIS UMD
 Shots on Goal 31 49
 Power Plays 1-2 1-4
 Penalties-Minutes 5-10 3-6
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DULUTH, Minn. -- The Wisconsin women's hockey team completed the weekend sweep over the No. 5/6 Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs with a 6-3 win at Amsoil Arena on Saturday night. The sweep over the Bulldogs was the first for the Badgers in Duluth, Minn., since 2002.

The Badgers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead at the end of the first period and never looked back to improve their record to 7-1-0 (5-1-0-0 WCHA) while the Bulldogs drop to 3-3-0 (0-2-0-0 WCHA).

Sophomore goaltender Alex Rigsby made a career-high 46 saves in the contest, which included 22 saves in the second period alone. She also turned away 11 shots on the penalty kill. The Badgers were out-shot in the game 49-31 and it marked the first time Wisconsin has won while being out-shot since Nov. 26, 2010 when the Badgers beat Minnesota Duluth 3-2 in overtime.

 Fast Facts
Brianna Decker extends her point streak to 18 games with 45 points (20G, 25A).
Carolyne Prévost also extends her point streak to six games with 14 points (8G, 6A).
• Rigsby recorded 80 saves over the weekend for a .930 save percentage.

Wisconsin jumped out to a 3-0 lead within a span of 1:34 during the end of the first period. On the first power play for the Badgers, Hilary Knight found the back of the net on a screened shot from the point. Just 59 seconds later Brianna Decker found the back of the net after receiving a backdoor pass from Brittany Haverstock.

Capitalizing on the momentum, the Badgers scored their third goal just 35 seconds after Decker's tally. Madison Packer carried the puck into the UMD zone, made a spin move and passed the puck off to Kelly Jaminski who one-timed it into the back of the net.

Starting off the second period the Bulldogs scored within the first four minutes to get on the board. Carolyne Prévost would score a just halfway through the period to retake a three-goal lead.

In a weird turn of events, the Bulldogs mishandled the puck with an empty net to give the Badgers a 5-1 lead. Defender Saige Pacholok tried to clear the puck out of the UW zone, but the puck was picked up at the blue line by Minnesota Duluth. Pacholok was then called for interference, but with UMD in control of the puck the penalty was delayed. UMD goalie Jennifer Harss left her net for the extra attacker, but a miscue by the Bulldogs saw the puck exit the UW zone and slide into the empty net. Since Pacholok was the last Badger to touch the puck she was credited with the goal.

While Pacholok was still in the box, Knight got called for high sticking. With the two-man advantage the Bulldogs scored to bring the score to 5-2 at the end of the second period.

Minnesota Duluth scored their third goal in the opening two minutes of the third period, but Wisconsin held on and Prévost scored on the empty net in the final seconds to claim a 6-3 victory.

The Badgers return to the Kohl Center to host Boston University on Oct. 28-29. Wisconsin defeated the Terriers last season in the national championship game by a score of 4-1. Game times are set for 2 p.m. both days.

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