New Hampshire Shut Out By Wisconsin, 5-0

New Hampshire sophomore forward Jonna Curtis (pictured)
Prd Time  Team Score Type Scored By Assists
1st 17:17  WIS1-0 EV GW Baylee Wellhausen (3)Annie Pankowski/13, Ann-Renée Desbiens/1
3rd 1:57  WIS2-0 EV Katy Josephs (7)Sydney McKibbon/9
3rd 3:18  WIS3-0 EV Karley Sylvester (8)Brittany Ammerman/13, Maddie Rolfes/4
3rd 4:15  WIS4-0 EV Erika Sowchuk (3)Rachel Jones/2, Jenny Ryan/10
3rd 17:12  WIS5-0 EV Blayre Turnbull (7)Annie Pankowski/14, Karley Sylvester/15
Scoring 1st 2nd 3rd Final
Wisconsin  1045
New Hampshire  0000
Shots on Goal 1st 2nd 3rd SOG
Wisconsin  7161538
New Hampshire  74516
Team Stats and Records  PP PIM SHGF
Wisconsin (14-2-1)  0/3 3/6 0
New Hampshire (3-12-1)  0/3 3/6 0
Wisconsin Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Ann-Renée Desbiens (W, 11-2-1)60:000 74516
New Hampshire Goaltending MIN GA 1 2 3 Saves
Vilma Vaattovaara (L, 2-11-1)60:005 6161133

DURHAM, N.H. - Vilma Vaattovaara (Veikkola, Finland) recorded 33 saves, but third-ranked University of Wisconsin scored four third-period goals to pull away for a 5-0 victory against the University of New Hampshire in Friday night's non-conference matchup at the Whittemore Center.

UNH falls to 3-12-1 overall with seven losses to nationally-ranked teams. UW improved to 14-2-1 by extending its win streak to six games and unbeaten streak to nine (8-0-1).

Vaattovaara shut out the Badgers in the second period with a 16-save effort. She also recorded double-digit saves in the final frame (11). Wisconsin counterpart Ann-Renee Desbiens made 16 saves for her fifth shutout of the season.

Katy Josephs led five Wisconsin goal scorers with two points (1g, 1a) and Annie Pankowski (2a) was the only other skater with multiple points. Baylee Wellhausen, Karley Sylvester, Erika Sowchuk and Blayre Turnbull netted the other goals and seven other Badgers recorded an assist, including the first of Desbiens' career.

Both teams struggled to generate scoring chances in the first period. With five minutes on the clock, Rachel Jones fed a pass from behind the net to Sowchuk at the right doorstep, but Vaattovaara was in position for the save.

Two minutes later, the Wildcats created a 4-on-2 rush led by Amy Boucher (Edmonton, Alberta) down the right wing. Margo Lund (St. Paul, Minn.) corralled the backhanded saucer pass in the slot and wristed a shot on goal. Desbiens made the kick save with her right leg pad, then cleared the puck up the slot to produce a 2-on-1 breakout the other way.

Wellhausen, who collected Desbiens' clear, led the charge down the left wing and buried the return pass from Pankowski into the open left side of the net for a 1-0 lead at 17:17.

The visitors led by that one-goal margin - with the shots even at 7 - at the first intermission.

UNH went on the first power play of the game at 1:26 of the second stanza, but Wisconsin generated the most dangerous scoring opportunity when Sylvester broke through the neutral zone along and advanced through the slot but was denied from close range.

With just under eight minutes remaining in the second, Jonna Curtis (Elk River, Minn.) led a 2-on-1 rush into the left circle, where she lifted a crossing pass over the sliding Badgers' defender to the low slot. Cassandra Vilgrain (Calgary, Alberta), charging down the slot, quickly fired a one-timer but Desbiens made the stop and covered the puck.

The Badgers went on their second power play at 12:56 and peppered Vaattovaara with four shots, but she denied Turnbull on her initial shot and rebound at the right post, and then also stoned Josephs at the top of the crease to keep the score 1-0.

Wisconsin, which recorded a 16-4 shot advantage in the second period, broke the game open early in the third period with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 18 seconds for a 4-0 lead at 4:15.

Josephs ignited the outburst when she collected Sydney McKibbon's pass low on the right side and roofed a shot inside the near post at 1:57. Sylvester, with the assistance of Brittany Ammerman and Maddie Rolfes, made it 3-0 at 3:18.

Jones set up the next goal when she kept the puck inside the zone at the right point, flipped the puck up the boards to herself and fed a pass to the top of the crease that Sowchuk redirected into the net for a 4-0 lead at 4:15.

Turnbull capped the scoring at 17:12. Pankowski and Josephs were credited with assists.

With just under two minutes remaining, Nicoline Jensen (Rodovre, Denmark) gathered a loose puck along the right boards in the neutral zone and sliced toward the net before firing a backhander that was turned aside by Desbiens.

The Badgers tallied a 15-5 shot advantage in the third period for an overall edge of 38-16. Both teams were 0-for-3 on the power play.

These teams conclude the two-game series Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Whittemore Center. Start time is 2 p.m.