Kristen Campbell made 21 saves in her second straight shutout and the University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team blanked Mercyhurst 4-0 in a non-conference game on Thursday night at LaBahn Arena.
Four players scored goals and Abby Roque had a career-high three assists for the No. 2 Badgers (3-0).
Caitlyn Schneider opened the scoring at 17:13 of the first.
Mikaela Gardner and Sophia Shaver converted goals in the second period and Claudia Kepler closed the scoring in the final period.
The Lakers fell to 0-1.
Three UW players are among the top 30 freshmen in college hockey in 2017-18, according to a scouting service.
Quick forwards Sean Dhooghe and Linus Weissbach and defenseman Tyler Inamoto were listed on ISS Hockey’s preseason rankings.
Dhooghe, an 18-year-old center, was 20th. He’s the only one of the three Badgers players on the list who wasn’t selected in this year’s NHL draft.
Weissbach was right behind at No. 21. The 19-year-old winger from Sweden was picked by Buffalo in the seventh round.
Inamoto, a physical defenseman, ranked 29th. The 18-year-old was a fifth-round pick by Florida.
Three former Badgers reached the Sunday finals at the FISA World Rowing Championships in Sarasota, Florida.
Grace Latz and Sophia Vitas are part of the U.S. women’s eight crew, and Dariush “Tim” Aghai will race with the U.S. men’s eight.