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No. 2 Badgers score five unanswered goals to sweep No. 10 Minnesota Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. -- After trailing for the first time all season, the No. 2 Wisconsin women's hockey team rallied, scoring four goals in a 6 minute, 58 second span, to defeat No. 10 Minnesota Duluth, 6-2 on Saturday night at AMSOIL Arena.

UMD's Zoe Hickel opened the scoring, beating UW goaltender Ann-Renée Desbiens on a one-timer with under seven minutes in the first.

The Badgers (4-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) came back fast and furious, scoring two goals at the end of the first and two more early on in the second period to distance themselves from the Bulldogs (1-2-1, 0-2-0 WCHA). 

Blayre Turnbull tallied her first goal of the year, beating UMD netminder Kayla Black off a scramble to tie the game at 1 with under two minutes in the first. Sarah Nurse capitalized on a beautiful pass from Sydney McKibbon as Nurse beat Black from the point to give UW a 2-1 lead with just 30 seconds remaining in the opening period.

Nurse wasn't done, scoring her second of the game on a Badger power play to give UW a 3-1 advantage four minutes into the second period. A minute later, Karley Sylvester recorded her third goal of the season to cap off an impressive stretch of hockey.

Mellissa Channell also scored late in the second stanza on a UW power play to give the Badgers a 5-1 lead.

After an early UMD goal in the third, Turnbull scored her second of the game to propel Wisconsin to a 6-2 win.

Desbiens saved 22 of the 24 shots she faced to earn her second win of the season. UW outshot UMD 42-24.

It marked only the second time in program history the Badgers have swept the Bulldogs in Duluth, as UW has won seven of the past eight meetings between the two teams.

Wisconsin hosts Ohio State next weekend at LaBahn Arena. Faceoff on Friday is set for 7 p.m., while Sunday's faceoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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