Penn State completes sweep of Badgers with 4-1 rout

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team suffered its second defeat in consecutive nights to Penn State Saturday, losing the final game of the two-game set at the Kohl Center 4-2.“We are going through a tough stretch right now and we might not understand the lessons that we’re going to get from this time until we’re past,” Badgers head coach Mike Eaves said after the game. “But what we can control right now is keeping our effort at a high level and coming back on Monday purposely ready to get better. Those are the things that we can control and that was the message to the kids as they left the rink.”Both teams had chances to go ahead in the first period, but Wisconsin (1-10-1, 0-2 Big Ten) and Penn State (9-4-2, 3-1 Big Ten) both were scoreless after one period of play.Two and half minutes into the second period, Wisconsin junior defensemen Kevin Schulze gave the Badgers their first lead of the series by scoring his first goal of the season. Schulze attributed the goal to the work his teammates did getting the puck off the boards.Unfortunately for Wisconsin, their lead over Penn State was short-lived. The Nittany Lions went on to score four unanswered goals, including three in the second period, which allowed them to take a commanding 4-1 lead over the Badgers.According to Eaves, the momentum really shifted in Penn State’s favor as soon as they quickly tied the game following Schulze’s goal, and the bad bounces the Badgers kept getting did not help.“The tide kind of turned, and we really felt the second and third goals,” Eaves said.  “… Head coaches in hockey talk about the bounces of the puck and we didn’t have much puck luck there.”Redshirt sophomore forward Morgan Zulinick added a late third period goal for the Badgers to make it 4-2 with five minutes of play, but they were unable to come any closer to stopping Penn State from coming away with their second straight win in the Kohl Center.Even though Wisconsin was unable to get the win, Zulinick felt like the Badgers played better Saturday night than their 5-2 loss to Penn State Friday night, adding that he still believes they can build on Saturday night’s game.“I thought we played a lot better than last night, and we’re going to keep moving forward, building on this,” Zulinick said. “The biggest thing is just moving forward, keep building.”last_img read more

Georgia Allen leads Syracuse to 1-0 win against Northeastern

first_img Published on September 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm Contact KJ: | @KJEdelman After Northeastern (2-4) outshot and outperformed Syracuse (3-2) for 80 minutes on Sunday, Georgia Allen found herself open 10 yards from the net for a score. In only her second game since returning from the U20 England national team, Allen gave SU its only goal of the day en route to a 1-0 victory. The Orange started the game on the defensive. Because it could not match the speed of Northeastern early, SU was outshot by the Huskies, eight to two in the first 28 minutes.NU had its best opportunity to score in the first half off of a Mikenna McManus corner kick 24 minutes into the game. As the ball crept to the right side of the goal, the Huskies’ Eve Goulet got off a header past SU goalie Jordan Harris. A yard next to Harris, Taylor Bennett sniffed out the potential shot from the middle of the net and cleared the ball to the end line. Five minutes later, Clarke Brown twisted in the air to shoot an off-balance right-footer. While the ball was on target, NU’s Nathalie Nidetch rolled on top of the ball to keep the score leveled.SU opened the second half with a change in the net. On Thursday against Harvard, Harris was replaced after allowing three goals in the second half. Despite not allowing a goal in the first half along with two saves on Sunday, Lysianne Proulx replaced Harris. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange opened the second half on the offensive, unlike how SU had begun the game. Kate Hostage opened the second half with a 14 yarder that was caught by a diving Nidetch. Proulx made her presence known in the 60th minute when she dove right off an Emily Evangelista shot to save a near-goal. Most of the second half was dictated by both team’s backlines, but Proulx was still challenged in the net. In the 83rd minute, Allen took advantage of a mistake in the Huskies’ defense. Off a Sydney Brackett short cross, Allen found herself uncovered from 10 yards out. Allen cocked back her right leg before shooting a missile past Nidetch. As the minutes ticked and the Huskies got desperate, NU couldn’t muster a shot in the remaining time after Allen’s goal. After splitting a pair of games on the road in New England, SU will continue its five-game road trip in Happy Valley when the Orange take on Penn State on Thursday. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more