October 1, 2014

Hockey Badgers split with Penn State

The Wisconsin Badgers Hockey team failed to sweep Penn State and may have hurt their chances at securing an NCAA at-large spot in the upcoming NCAA Frozen Four playoffs.

Taylor Holstrom scored a pair of goals, including the game winner in overtime to lead the Nittany Lions to a 3-2 overtime victory.

The Badgers had captured the season opener on Sunday, 5-0.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Badgers tallied first when Mark Zengerle scored his sixth goal of the season at the 16:40 mark.

The Badgers increased that margin to 2-0 at 6:41 of the third on a Joe LaBate goal.  Penn State then scored 3 unanswered goals for the win.

There’s a quick turn-a-round for the Badgers, who play at Nebraska-Omaha this weekend.