Wisconsin wins 2019 NCAA Championship, 2-0

A shorthanded snipe by Annie Pankowski was the game winning goal

The Wisconsin Badgers are the 2019 NCAA Champions, as they beat their WCHA rival the Minnesota Gophers, 2-0.

This is their fifth championship, tying them with Minnesota-Duluth for program wins. Their last NCAA title came in 2011 when they beat Boston University.

Minnesota and Wisconsin advance to the national title game

Senior Annie Pankowski for Wisconsin capped off her career with 50 points. Her shorthanded goal today was her ninth, which set a school record. Goaltender Kristen Campbell, who joined the team after UND’s program was cut, got her second consecutive shutout after a squeaky clean performance against Clarkson in the semifinal.

BADGER GOAL - Sophia Shaver (Presley Norby, Nicole LaMantia) at 10:20 in first period

Badgers: 1
Gophers: 0

BADGER GOAL - Annie Pankowski (Abby Roque) at 9:15 in second period

Badgers: 2
Gophers: 0