DULUTH, Minn. – A day after earning second-team All-America honors, Wisconsin women’s hockey freshman Caroline Harvey showed the country why, when she scored the overtime game-winning goal to lead UW to a 3-2 win over Minnesota in the semifinal of the 2023 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four on Friday night at AMSOIL Arena.
The second ever Wisconsin (28-10-2) freshman to earn All-America honors, Harvey went top shelf on Minnesota (30-6-3) netminder Skylar Vetter with 3:13 left in overtime to lift UW to its ninth NCAA championship game appearance.
The Gophers grabbed the lead just 3:23 into the game and took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.
The Badgers dominated most of the second period, outshooting the Golden Gophers 17-7, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Coming off a strong second period, Laila Edwards got the Badgers on the board just past the midpoint of the third frame, before Sophie Shirley grabbed UW the lead less than a minute later.
Minnesota tied up the game with just 1:11 to go in the third period to force overtime.
After 16:47 of back and forth overtime play, Harvey went top-down to call the game.
Cami Kronish stopped 37 of the shots she faced for her 20th win of the season and third of the NCAA tournament.
Three Notes of the Game
– This marked the third time this season that UW and Minnesota went into overtime. UW previously won a shootout against the Golden…
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