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No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey defeats No. 6 Minnesota 3–2

The Badgers took game one of the Border Battle in Minneapolis.

Kristen Campbell
UW Athletic Communications

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Badgers and Gophers meet again on Sunday in the second game of the series. Puck drops in Minneapolis at 5 p.m.