Here are the highlights from Nicole's recap:
Freshman Annie Pankowski came to Wisconsin with a lot of scrutiny and a lot of expectations and she's done nothing but deliver in the Badgers' first five games. Friday night, she wiggled a small monkey off her back when she tallied her first goal in the red and white after having notched nine assists. Those ten points put her in second place in the WCHA in scoring, behind teammate Karley Sylvester, who's goal and assist Friday give her 11 points on the season.
In only her fifth game, it's probably not fair to say Pankowski had a monkey on her back, but she did agree it was nice to get the first goal out of the way and off everyone's mind. Ironically, as she's been racking up the assists, even her goal was meant for someone else's stick.
"It was an awesome experience. It was kind of a surprise because I was shooting for a pass, but I'll take the goal where I can get it."