Game one of the 2017-18 Border Battle belongs to the Badgers.
No. 1 Wisconsin upended No. 6 Minnesota on the road 3–2 on Saturday.
Junior forward Sophia Shaver got Wisconsin on board less than a minute into the game, backhanding a wraparound shot past Minnesota goalkeeper Sidney Peters.
For those that missed it, Minnesota native @shaver_sophia put the #Badgers on the board 33 seconds in! pic.twitter.com/FPMjkNEr8O— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 28, 2017
Minnesota would tie the game three minutes later, but senior forward Baylee Wellhausen put Wisconsin back on top later in the period, wristing an Abby Roque assist top-shelf.
Then after the Gophers tied it, @bdangless21 scored her first of the season to give the #Badgers a 2-1 lead pic.twitter.com/rI3GSGcLkc— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 28, 2017
After Minnesota tied the game in the third period on a Sophie Skarzynski goal, sophomore forward Presley Norby gave Wisconsin the lead for good late in period, backhanding a Maddie Rolfes assist past Peters.
Here's a look at Norby's goal that gave the #Badgers the lead pic.twitter.com/uz7qVE19EE— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 28, 2017
Goaltender Kristen Campbell stood tall, making 25 saves on the day. The sophomore is second in the country in goals against average (1.00) while leading the nation in minutes played.
Props to #Badgers @Soupy_35, who made 25 saves in today's #BorderBattle pic.twitter.com/oHFtGeBY1k— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) October 28, 2017
The Badgers and Gophers meet again on Sunday in the second game of the series. Puck drops in Minneapolis at 5 p.m.