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Wisconsin women’s hockey falls in 2OT to Colgate in NCAA Frozen Four

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A heck of a run for the No. 2 Badgers comes to a close.

A magical season came to a close Friday night in Minneapolis for Wisconsin women’s hockey.

The No. 2 Badgers fought the No. 3 Colgate Raiders to double overtime before falling 4–3 at Ridder Arena. Wisconsin out-shot Colgate 48–24 and managed two third-period goals, but was unable to translate that output into a victory.

Colgate’s Breanne Wilson-Bennett scored the game’s first goal at 16:43 in the first period, routing a shot past Wisconsin goaltender Kristen Campbell.

At 6:22 in the second period, Baylee Wellhausen evened the score at 1–1 with a goal right in front of Colgate goaltender Julia Vandyk. However, Colgate took the lead again with a power-play goal from Wilson-Bennett 13 minutes later.

Wisconsin’s Claudia Kepler evened the game again at 2–2 on another power play at 6:37 in the third period, but it was yet another power-play goal from Colgate’s Jessie Eldridge eight minutes later that kept the Raiders ahead.

Mekenzie Steffen notched Wisconsin’s final goal at 16:36, giving the Badgers hope of working out a win in overtime. Wisconsin out-shot Colgate 15–7 in the two overtime periods, but Wilson-Bennett’s third goal of the game gave the Raiders the win.

Colgate will face No. 2 Clarkson, the defending national champion who defeated No. 6 Ohio State 1–0 in overtime on Friday, in the national championship game Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. The game will air on BTN.