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Casey O'Brien's 4 goals launch Badgers to sweep of Lindenwood

Casey O'Brien's 4 goals launch Badgers to sweep of Lindenwood

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Casey O'Brien's scorching start to the season continued Saturday.

The University of Wisconsin sophomore center scored four times, including the first three of the game as the top-ranked Badgers rolled to a 10-0 victory against Lindenwood in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

O'Brien scored twice in the Badgers' 8-1 season-opening victory Friday. She scored only twice in 20 games as a freshman.

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The Badgers (2-0) outshot the Lions 52-14 and never looked back after O'Brien put them ahead just 2:17 into the first period.

Katie Kotlowski scored twice for UW. Fifteen of 18 skaters recorded at least a point as the Badgers defeated Lindenwood (0-2) for the 19th straight time.



First period: W — O'Brien 3 (Toft, Watts), 2:17; O'Brien 4 (Bowlby, LaMantia), 16:05. Penalties: Schneider, W, 2:54; Schneider, W, 12:46; Kotlowski, W, 13:27.

Second period: W — O'Brien 5 (LaMantia, Webster), :40; Kotlowski 2 (S. Shirley, Bowlby), :52; Pettet 2 (S. Shirley, Schneider), 3:48; Kotlowski 3 (Wozniewicz), 8:48 (pp); S. Shirley 1 (Pettet, LaMantia), 9:47 (sh); Posick 1 (Webster, Nealey), 11:01 (sh). Penalties: Stitt, L, 7:41; Wheeler, W, 9:33; G. Shirley, W, 12:35; Adimey, L, 13:35.

Third period: O'Brien 6 (Posick), 3:19; Webster 2 (Edwards, Picard), 16:51. Penalties: Takenka, L, 8:32.

Saves: W (Kronish 5-5-x, Gervais x-x-4) 14; L (Ferenc 12-13-x, Maguire x-7-10) 42. Power plays: W 1-for-2; L 0-for-5. Att. — 155.


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