Wisconsin women’s hockey dumps Ohio State for its seventh national title

Duluth, Minnesota. The national championship is back home.

The Wisconsin women’s hockey team posted a 1-0 victory over Ohio State in the NCAA Division I Championship game on Sunday afternoon at AMSOIL Arena.

The win capped a tournament that included victories over the top three seeds in the tournament. The Badgers (29-10-2) defeated no. 3 Colgate in the regional final, no. 2 – National Semifinalist Minnesota and finally the defending national champion Buckeyes.

Freshman Kirsten Simms’ goal at 13:28 of the first period was the only score of the game.

Senior goalkeeper Kami Kronich did the rest. She blocked 31 shots and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Frozen Four.

The tournament brought UW’s all-time total to seven, the best of any program. Seniors Kronich, Nicole Lamantia, Sophie Shirley, Natalie Buschbinder and Britta Curl also participated in the third tournament.

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This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin women’s hockey dumps Ohio State, winning its seventh national title

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