Senior Meghan Duggan scored her sixth game-winning goal of the season to propel the top-seeded Wisconsin women’s hockey team
(35-2-2) to a 2-1 win over Minnesota Duluth (29-9-3) and a trip to the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four in Erie, PA.
It’s the second straight comeback win for the Badgers, after they trailed 1-0 in the first period. UMD’s Jessica Wong scored with 29 seconds left in the first period.
Wisconsin’s Hilary Knight evened the score early in the second period on a Badger power play and the game remain tied until Duggan scored the game winner with 13:26 remaining.
With the win, the Badgers advance to the 2011 NCAA women’s Frozen Four in Erie, PA., where they will face No. 4 seeded Boston College (24-6-6) at Tullio Arena on Friday, March 18. UW is making its fifth Frozen Four appearance all-time.
No. 2 seed Cornell and No. 3 seed Boston University will face off in Friday’s other semifinal, and the winners will advance to Sunday’s national championship game at 1pm CT.