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Badgers Open Weekend With 5-0 Win Over MSU-Mankato

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MADISON (WKOW) -

 Annie Pankowski continued her hot streak, scoring twice to propel the No. 1 Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 5-0 win against Minnesota State on Friday night.

Pankowski now has 11 goals during UW’s nine-game winning streak and leads UW with 32 points this season.

Mekenzie Steffen, Maddie Rowe and Alexis Mauermann also scored for the Badgers (23-2-1, 18-2-1-1 WCHA) as UW outshot Minnesota State (6-19-3, 3-16-2-0 WCHA) 47-15.

Senior Ann-Renée Desbiens earned her 49th career shutout, stopping all 15 shots she faced. The La Malbaie, Quebec native leads the NCAA in goals-against average (0.71), save percentage (.959), wins (19), shutouts (11) and winning percentage (.929). 

The two teams wrap up their series on Saturday with a 3 p.m. contest as a limited amount of tickets remain for UW’s final contest of a six-game homestand.

(UW Athletics contributed information to this article.)

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