UNH, which entered the game with a four-game unbeaten streak, is now 7-2-3 overall and 1-2-3 against nationally-ranked teams. UW, now 1-6-1 lifetime against the Wildcats, remains unbeaten at 13-0-2 overall this season.
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UW was led offensively by Meghan Duggan (2g, 2a), Hilary Knight (1g, 3a), Carolyne Prevost (2g, 1a), Angie Keseley and Erika Lawler (1g, 2a). Jessie Vetter was credited with 12 saves.
Faber netted her third shorthanded goal – ninth tally overall – to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 1:30 of the first period. She gained possession of a loose puck in the neutral zone and broke in alone from the left point. She shifted across the low slow and shot high into the net.
UW pulled even, 1-1, when Lawler netted a power-play goal at 5:17 on a screened shot from the slot.
The Badgers rallied with odd-man rush goals at 15:33 and 16:46 to take a 3-2 lead into the first intermission. Duggan, off the return pass from Brooke Ammerman, tied the score and then Keseley, from Knight, put the designated home team ahead for good.
Knight and Keseley potted goals at 3:49 and 14:20 of the final frame to close the scoring.
UNH finished the game 1-for-4 on the power play while UW was 2 of 8.
These teams concluded the two-game series at the Fort Myers Skatium on Nov. 22 at 2:07 p.m. The Wildcats’ next home game is Nov. 26 (5 p.m.) against