Women’s hockey: Badgers defense dominates Minnesota State


first_imgThe Wisconsin Badgers (11-1-0, 5-1-0 WCHA) swept an away series this weekend against the Minnesota State Mavericks (4-5-1, 2-5-1 WCHA) which put Wisconsin’s defensive abilities in the spotlight. Unlike much of the season up to this point, the Badgers did not rely strictly on outscoring their opponents in order to achieve a sweep.Holding the Mavericks to just one goal over the entire weekend, the Badger’s defense put on its best performance in a series up to this point in the season. Prior to this set of games, Wisconsin had allowed a minimum of two goals combined over each two-game series they played.But in these instances in which the Badgers allowed a total of two goals for the weekend, they outscored their opponents by a larger margin than they did the Mavericks. For example, in their first series of the year, the Badgers allowed two cumulative goals to the Lindenwood Lions but managed to score an astounding nine goals in just two games to sweep the series.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers rebound against No. 3 Gophers following disappointing loss in openerAfter Saturday’s neck-and-neck 1–0 loss for the No. 1 Badgers, Sunday’s edition of the Border Battle rivalry proved to be Read…Undoubtedly, in these past dominating performances, the Badgers had the ability to allow more goals to their opponent and still come away with a victory due to their high-powered offense. This was not the case against the Mavericks.Winning Friday’s game 2–1 and Saturday’s 2–0, the Badgers failed to outscore the Mavericks in as impressive a fashion as they have for much of this season. In fact, the only instance prior to this weekend’s series that the Badgers were held to less than three goals in a game was their 0–1 loss to Minnesota.Goaltender Kristen Campbell was the driving force behind the Badger’s necessary defensive effort throughout this past series, as she managed to save all but one of the 32 shots that were thrown her way by the Mavericks. This save percentage of nearly 97 percent was the highest recorded by any NCAA goalie over the weekend, and Campbell’s performance was impressive enough to earn her WCHA goaltender of the week.Women’s hockey: No. 3 University of Minnesota serves Badgers their first loss of seasonThe No. 1 ranked Badgers (8-1-0, 4-1-0 WCHA) faced off against the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1-1, 5-1-1 WCHA) Read…Also putting on a strong performance for the Badgers during their sweep of Minnesota State was Mekenzie Steffen. Steffen managed to tally an assist on three of the four goals scored during the weekend. Ironically enough, this offensive clinic earned her WCHA defenseman of the week.With an uncharacteristically low-scoring yet successful weekend against the Mavericks, the Badgers maintained their No.1 ranking in the NCAA. Despite this, the Badgers remain tied for second in WCHA season standings with Ohio State. Fortunately, Wisconsin will have a chance to improve their clout within the WCHA as they take on Bemidji State at LaBahn Arena this weekend.last_img read more



first_imgThe young man killed in an early morning car crash yesterday has been named as Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Doherty.The late Johnny Doherty.Originally from Stranacorkragh in Derrybeg but living in Falcarragh, Mr Doherty was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a ditch at Termon on the N56 around 7am.The 25 year old father-of-two was killed instantly at the scene and his passenger was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital but is not understood to have suffered life-threatening injuries. Gardai have launched a full investigation into the single car collision.It is understood the men’s car struck an electricity pole and knocked out power in the area.The road was immediately closed off and diversions were put in place as scene of accident investigators try to determine he cause of the crash.The victim was living with his finance and their two children in Falcarragh. Garda Superintendent David Kelly appealed for anyone who may have seen Mr Doherty’s silver BMW car in the Termon area at the time of the crash to contact them.Local county councillor Michael McBride said once again two families had been left devastated by a fatality on Donegal’s roads.“We have to always remember at times like these that two families have been left to pick up the pieces.“The loss of life is sad at any time but for a young man to lose his life is even more difficult. The thoughts and the prayers of the local community are with both families at this time,” he said. TRAGIC YOUNG MAN KILLED IN TERMON CRASH WAS FATHER-OF-TWO was last modified: September 9th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:crashderrybegdonegalFalcarraghJohnny DohertykilledTermonlast_img read more