Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite dropping the doubles point to start the match, No. 39 Syracuse (11-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast) bounced back with strong singles play to beat No. 44 Clemson (7-7, 1-4), 5-2, at Drumlins Country Club. The Orange’s win marks its seventh victory in its last eight matches.After losing in first doubles on Tuesday against Florida Atlantic, SU’s No. 17 Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez looked to rebound from last year against Clemson’s No. 60 Marie-Alexandre Leduc and Fernanda Navarro. The two pairs squared off last season with Leduc and Navarro taking the match, 6-0.Knutson and Ramirez struggled from the start and only took one game during the match in a 1-6 loss. In second singles, Sofya Golubovskaya and Anna Shkudun could not take advantage of an early lead and fell to Clemson’s Ally Miller-Krasilnikov and Tate Schroeder, 2-6. With the doubles point secured for Clemson, the third doubles match featuring SU’s Masha Tritou and Dina Hegab was cut short after they were up 5-4 against Laura Marti and Sydney Riley.Down a point after the doubles portion, the Orange rallied fast behind a clean sweep from Hegab. Against Clemson’s Daniela Ruiz in sixth singles, Hegab proceeded to take 12-straight games to put Syracuse on the board fast, 6-0, 6-0.Golubovskaya made light work of Navarro in two sets, 6-2, 6-0, to give the Orange the lead in after her third singles win. On the other side of the courts, Ramirez fought off a first-set tiebreaker in second singles to roll past Schroeder, 7-6, 6-1.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn first singles, Knutson had to face her fourth-straight ranked opponent in as many matches. Coming off her first loss of the season against Florida Atlantic’s No. 6 Aliona Bolsova, No. 11 Knutson held her ground against No. 20 Leduc. After giving up five games in both sets, Knutson responded, 7-5, 7-5, to clinch the match for the Orange.Libi Mesh fought off a tough second set against Miller-Krasilnikov to give Syracuse its fifth point of the day, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1. Shkudun gave Clemson its only point in singles when she fell in fourth singles to Riley, 4-6, 6-4, (8-10) in a super tiebreaker.The Orange will look to extend its perfect, 7-0 home record on Sunday against No. 16 Wake Forest at Drumlins. Comments Published on March 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm Contact KJ: [email protected] | @KJEdelman
This past weekend, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin Women’s hockey team (28-4-0, 18-4 WCHA) traveled up to Duluth, Minnesota where they took on the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs (13-15-2, 9-11-2) in their second meeting of the season. Both teams played hard and showed their talents, but the Badgers were able to sweep their opponent for the second weekend in a row.In their matchup Friday, the Badgers took a commanding lead early, going up 4–0 after just two periods with two goals from Emily Clark and one from both Annie Pankowski and Presley Norby.The Badgers were relentless offensively, taking 44 shots on goal opposed to the Bulldogs mere 20.Clark led the way offensively for the Badgers, setting the tone by scoring the opening goal just under four minutes into the game. She continued to assert her offensive dominance later in the second period with another goal, making this her third game of the season scoring more than one goal.Men’s hockey: A look back at Mark Johnson’s legendary careerThousands of Wisconsin fans packed the Kohl Center last Saturday night as the University of Wisconsin’s men’s hockey team was Read…The Bulldogs responded with a goal of their own to start off the third period but it proved to be too late as the Badgers were able to take game one decisively, winning 6–1 with third period Badger goals coming from Sophie Shirley and Sam Cogan.In the second game of the weekend, the Badgers showed that there is more to hockey than just offense. Wisconsin’s defense, led by goalie Kristen Campbell, seemed virtually unstoppable.Campbell recorded her seventh shutout on the season and racked up 24 saves while her teammates attacked the Bulldogs relentlessly. The Badgers had 28 more shots on goal than the Bulldogs, extending their margin from the previous game.After a scoreless first, the Badgers were able to take the lead by scoring two goals in the second period — coming from Alexis Mauermann and Clark.Men’s hockey: Badger seek late season momentum to raise Big Ten tournament rankingWith only four games remaining, the University of Wisconsin Men’s hockey team’s (10-15-5, 6-9-5 Big Ten) 2018-19 regular season is Read…The game ended with the Badgers defeating the Bulldogs 3–0 — the third goal coming from Cogan.Wisconsin left Duluth with a clean sweep of both the weekend and of this season’s matchups against the Bulldogs.With the Badgers’ wins over the Bulldogs, they were able to move past the Minnesota Gophers in the conference standings and are now back on top of the WCHA. Wisconsin has also reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the nation with just one series left to play before the WCHA tournament. The Badgers will play their last regular season series at home next weekend against the No. 10 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Friday’s game time is at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s is at 3 p.m.Wisconsin will look to extend the win streak to seven as they head into the first round of the WCHA playoffs. Watch the game on BTN plus or listen live on 100.9 FM, Badger Radio Network.