Dani Cameranesi scored two third-period goals, Hannah Brandt added a goal and an assist and Amanda Leveille made 23 saves as the second-ranked Gophers women's hockey team extended its winning streak to 12 games, beating third-ranked Wisconsin 4-1 on Saturday at Ridder Arena.
Maryanne Menefee added three assists for the Gophers (19-1-2, 12-1-2 WCHA), whose only loss this season came Nov. 1 against Bemidji State. Over the past 10 games of the winning streak, they have only given up six goals.
"A great, great win," Gophers coach Brad Frost said. "I'm really proud of our team and the effort they put in. Our big-time players stepped up again here."
Brandt's 19th goal of the season, coming on a slapshot, broke a 1-1 tie with 4 minutes, 6 seconds to play in the second period, before Cameranesi followed with her two goals to break the game open in front of an announced crowd of 2,441. Brandt assisted on the first Cameranesi goal, giving her a WCHA-high 43 points.
Karley Sylvester scored a power-play goal in the second period for the Badgers (17-3-1, 13-3-1), whose 12-game unbeaten streak ended. The Badgers' three losses this season are all to the Gophers, who swept a series in Madison in October.
Wisconsin was held to 24 shots on goal after coming in averaging 41.6 per game.
"To hold a great team like Wisconsin to 24 shots is pretty big for us," Frost said. "Overall, really happy, great win, great three points and we're looking forward to tomorrow."