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No. 2 Badgers battle to tie with Duluth

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DULUTH, Minn. – It was the Sophia Shaver show in the third period on Saturday as the junior scored twice in a five-minute span to lift the No. 2 Wisconsin women’s hockey team to a 3-3 tie against Minnesota Duluth at AMSOIL Arena.

UW (27-3-2, 18-2-2-2 WCHA) found itself in unfamiliar territory, down 1-0 in the first period after giving up a power-play goal to UMD (12-14-5, 8-11-2-2 WCHA).

Early in the second period, Minnesota Duluth doubled its lead before Claudia Kepler found the back of the net to make it a 2-1 game.

However, the Bulldogs went up 3-1, a lead they would have heading into the final period.

The third period was a different story for UW, as UW scored twice on the power play. Shaver scored UW’s first power-play goal since Jan. 19 to make it a one-goal game with 18 minutes to go in the third.

Following a five-minute major being handed to Jayln Elmes, Shaver scored again on the power play to tie the game at 3-3 with just over 13 minutes left in the frame.

After a scoreless overtime, Sam Cogan scored in the fourth round of the shootout to take the extra point in the WCHA standings.

Wisconsin heads home to the comforts of LaBahn Arena to host Minnesota next weekend. Puck drop on Friday is set for 7 p.m. while Saturday’s contest, which will serve as Senior Day for UW, starts at 3 p.m.

--Wisconsin Athletic Communications

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