SignUp
Amsley-Benzie stopped all 19 shots faced for her first career shutout.
Amsley-Benzie backstops UND to shutout win
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Sunday 01/18/2013 23:02:31 (ET)
by Derek Koenen, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available

GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- The University of North Dakota picked up a much needed win Friday at the Ralph Engelstad Arena over No. 7 Wisconsin, 3-0.

Freshman Shelby Amsley-Benzie (Warroad, Minn.) backstopped UND to the win with her first career shutout stopping all 19 shots faced.

Senior Jocelyne Lamoureux (Grand Forks, N.D.) led the offensive charge with two goals and an assist while freshman Meghan Dufault had a pair off assists.

North Dakota improves to 14-9-0 (9-8-0-0 WCHA) while the Badgers drop to 14-7-2 (10-7-2-2 WCHA).

In nearly a must win situation in its hopes of keeping an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament alive, UND was looking for a quick start in today's game and jumped out to an early lead when Lamoureux scored at the 12:03 mark of the opening stanza.

Crashing the net hard, Lamoureux was able to stuff the puck past Badger netminder Alex Rigsby through the five-hole as UND scored the first goal in a game for the 15th time in 23 games on the year.

In a defensive battle the rest of the way, UND limited Wisconsin to only 19 shots on goal and pulled away in the third period keeping the pressure in the Badgers zone with 15 shots for a game total of 30.

Rigsby made a couple brilliant saves to keep the game within reach, but Lamoureux would tally her second of the game and team-leading 25th of the campaign with a only 2:37 left in regulation.

After holding UND's high-powered power play scoreless through the first 59 minutes, Michelle Karvinen (Rodovre, Denmark) would extend her team-leading point streak to 12 games (13 including last season) and secure the win with her eighth goal of the season at 19:06.

Dufault was dynamic in the third period creating opportunities and set up both the third period goals with the primary assists.

North Dakota's penalty-kill went 5-for-5 in the game while converting 1-of-4 chances on the power play.

UND's win over Wisconsin ends 10-game winless streak against the Badgers and will look for its first sweep over the Badgers Saturday with an opening face-off set for 7:07 p.m.

 

 

 

UND Insider Weekly - 201
This week on UND Insider Weekly: The panel discusses NDSU and UND renewing their football rivalry and their upcoming first game this season against San Jose State, as well as Soccer and... MORE
Road Warriors: UND heads to Chicago and Green Bay
The University of North Dakota soccer team hits the road this weekend for a pair of non-conference games. UND will travel to Chicago to take on Chicago State on Friday, Aug. 29, and concludes its... MORE
Scrimmage serves as final prep for season debut
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Fans got their first chance to see the 2014 edition of the University of North Dakota volleyball team. Several performances stood out on the final last real tuneup before the... MORE
My Story: R.J. McGill
R.J. McGill knew one thing when he took a winter recruiting trip to the University of North Dakota. It was cold. MORE
Big Sky unveils preseason polls as opener nears
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Northern Arizona University was named the preseason favorite by a vote of coaches in both the men's and women's 2014 Big Sky Conference Cross Country Preseason Polls released... MORE
This week on UND Insider Weekly: The panel discusses NDSU and UND renewing their football rivalry and their upcoming first game this season against...  MORE
UND will hit the road for their second road trip
The University of North Dakota soccer team hits the road this weekend for a pair of non-conference games. UND will travel to Chicago to take on...  MORE
Senior Jessica Fontes piled up 11 kills in the two-set scrimmage.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- Fans got their first chance to see the 2014 edition of the University of North Dakota volleyball team. Several performances stood...  MORE
R.J. McGill sat last year, redshirting after an injury. He talks about what he expects when he returns in 2014.
R.J. McGill knew one thing when he took a winter recruiting trip to the University of North Dakota. It was cold.  MORE
UND opens the season on Friday at NDSU's Bison Open.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Northern Arizona University was named the preseason favorite by a vote of coaches in both the men's and women's 2014 Big Sky...  MORE

advertisement