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No. 2/3 Badgers hold on to 3-2 win over No. 10 North Dakota

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The No. 2/3 Wisconsin women's hockey team, without four of its top forwards, rallied from a one-goal deficit to beat No. 10 North Dakota, 3-2, on Saturday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

The win marked Wisconsin's third triumph of the season against a ranked opponent, as the Badgers fought their way to a win. UW was without forwards Blayre Turnbull, Emily Clark and Annie Pankowski, as the trio is in Kamloops, British Columbia, preparing for the Four Nations Cup next week. In addition, assistant captain Karley Sylvester missed the contest due to an injury.

Courtney Burke, Brittany Ammerman and Sarah Nurse all lit the lamp for the Badgers (9-2-1, 7-2-1-0 WCHA) to help UW take four of six points against North Dakota (4-5-1, 3-4-1-1 WCHA).

After Leah Jansen scored early in the second period, the Badgers tied the game at one apiece, converting on their first power play of the weekend. Burke fired a rocket from the slot past UND goaltender Shelby Amsley-Benzie to tie the game at one with less than seven minutes remaining in the period. It marked Burke's 10th career goal and her second of the season.

Minutes later, Brittany Ammerman tallied her second goal of the weekend and her team-leading eighth of the year, as Jenny Ryan set Ammerman up on a one-timer to give the Badgers the one-goal lead.

Nurse doubled the UW lead in the third period, as she stole the puck and fired a rocket from the top of the left circle into the top-right corner of the net. It marked Nurse's second goal of the weekend and the sixth of the 2014-15 season.

With its goaltender pulled, UND got one back with 38 seconds remaining as Meghan Dufault scored to cut the Badgers' lead to 3-2.

Wisconsin was able to hold onto the puck in the UND zone for the remaining seconds to earn their third one-goal win of the year.

The Badgers outshot North Dakota 31-17, and had a 10-4 advantage in the final frame.

Wisconsin finished the game going 1-for-4 (.250) on its power-play, while killing all three of UND's power-play chances.

Ann-Renee Desbiens made 15 saves to improve to 7-2-1 on the season.

Wisconsin will have next weekend off before hosting Minnesota State at LaBahn Arena on Nov. 13-14.

The Badger penalty kill is now 45-48 on the year, good for a .938 conversion percentage.

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