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Badgers fall to Colgate 4-3 in double overtime

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WKOW) -

The Wisconsin women's hockey team returned to the Frozen Four for the fifth straight season, but failed to make it to the national championship game after a 4-3 loss to No.3 Colgate in double overtime, Friday night at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis.

Colgate senior Breanne Wilson-Bennett put the Raiders on the board late in the first period after her shot rerouted past sophomore goaltender Kristen Campbell. 

Senior forward Baylee Wellhausen evened the game at one nearly six and a half minutes into the second frame, but Colgate’s Wilson-Bennett responded with her second goal of the night in the final 30 seconds to once again give the Raiders the lead. 

Senior forward Claudia Kepler scored her eighth power-play goal of the season at the 6:37 mark of the third period to knot the game up at two, but Colgate answered once more with a power-play goal of their own to take the lead for the third time. 

Sophomore defenseman Mekenzie Steffen kept Wisconsin in the game after scoring with less than four minutes remaining in regulation to force overtime. 

Despite outshooting Colgate 15-7 in the two overtime periods, Wilson-Bennett notched her third of the night and the game-winner to lift the Raiders in the waning minutes of the second overtime. 

The Badgers end their season with a (31-5-2) record.

(UW Athletics contributed information to this article.)

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