At Omaha, Neb., sophomore
Brendan Woods scored the game-winning goal at 18:18 of the third period Friday to lift Wisconsin's hockey squad to a 4-3 triumph over Nebraska-Omaha at CenturyLink Center.
Wisconsin, now 15-11-7 overall, enjoyed leads of 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 early on in Friday's action, thanks to goals from
Joseph LaBate and
Michael Mersch. Nebraska-Omaha briefly knotted the score at 3-all midway through the third period, when
Andrej Sustr lit the lamp. But Woods' even-strength goal late helped the Badgers turn back host UNO (18-13-2).
The Badgers' effort was greatly aided by netminder
Joel Rumpel's 24 saves.
Friday night's attendance was announced at 10,543 at CenturyLink Center.