MADISON, Wis. — Steph Millar broke a scoreless tie off a two-on-one break with 2:51 remaining Sunday and Wisconsin defeated Mercyhurst 2-0 at the Kohl Center.
Kelly Kegley won the puck along the left boards and spotted a cutting Millar in the high slot. Kegley fed the freshman, who then beat Lakers goaltender Tiffany Ribble with a wrist shot.
Meghan Hunter added an empty-net goal with 25 seconds left to seal the win for Wisconsin.
“It really was a team effort,” Badgers coach Trina Bourget said. “We have really stressed defense. And it isn’t just your goalie and defensemen, it’s your forwards getting back and backchecking and everyone working in your own zone. We limited them to shots from the outside, which means our players are doing their jobs in the defensive zone.”
Jackie MacMillan made 25 saves for the shutout for Wisconsin. Ribble stopped 26 shots for Mercyhurst.