California native Annie Pankowski scored a hat trick and junior Sarah Nurse added two more goals in Wisconsin’s 8-1 rout of Providence on Saturday in San Jose, California. It completed a weekend sweep to open the season.
The Badgers outscored the Friars 13-2 in the two-game series.
Freshmen Sam Cogan and Sophia Shaver each scored their first collegiate goals. Sophomore Emily Clark joined the offensive barrage as well.
Wisconsin out-shot Providence 47-11.
Badger goaltender Ann-Renee Desbiens had all seven of her saves in the first period. Providence didn’t put a single shot on goal in the second-period.
The Badgers will return to Madison and will host Ohio State next weekend at LaBahn Arena.