La Crosse relied on the scoring touch of Ben Henderson, who netted two goals, to beat Wisconsin, 4-1.
Henderson scored at 11:42 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse and again while on the power play 36 seconds into the third to make the score 3-1 La Crosse.
La Crosse was led by goalie Andrew Wagner, who finished with 37 saves while allowing one goal. Wagner certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.72 entering the contest.
La Crosse forced Wisconsin goalie Max McConnell to work between the pipes, taking 35 shots. La Crosse was effective with a man advantage, and put in two goals while on the power play.
La Crosse also got points from Jared Bromberg, who also finished with one goal and one assist. La Crosse also got a goal from Taylor Trapp as well. More assists for La Crosse came via JP Eykyn, who had two and Hunter Dolan, Brady Thiering, Matt Wolter, Dylan Goggin, and Daylon De Souza, who contributed one each.
Wisconsin was held below its usual level of production. Wisconsin averages 5.4 goals per game. Wisconsin\’s offense rang up 38 shots on La Crosse\’s net.
Wisconsin was led by Nathan Viberg, who scored the team\’s only goal. Viberg scored on the power play 9:57 into the second period to make the score 2-1 La Crosse. An elbowing penalty on Sam Wenner had put Wisconsin on the power play. Ben Ratner assisted on the tally.
La Crosse incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Max McConnell made 31 saves for Wisconsin on 34 shots. Wisconsin incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.