The No. 6 Wisconsin Badgers upset the No. 3 Colgate Raiders 4-2 in the regional finals, moving on to the Frozen Four for the 14th time, where they'll face the No. 2 Minnesota Gophers next weekend.
Nicole LaMantia started the action with a score nearly seven minutes into the first period, taking the puck from one end to the other before firing from close range, providing the Badgers an early lead during a game in which they never trailed.
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Colgate did even the score in a strong start to the second period, as Allyson Simpson scored within the first 35 seconds, which remained the score for a majority of the period, despite a few power play opportunities, until Casey O’Brien managed to score off advantage with under five minutes remaining in the second.
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The Badgers remained ahead for the entirety of the game after that as Vivian Jungels increased the distance with a score off an assist from O’Brien, which did enough damage as Colgate was never able to recover.
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After some late-game exchanges, the Badgers secured a 4-2 victory and now move on to face the Gophers next Friday, whom they’ve held a 2-1-2 record against this season.