Brianna Decker Has 8-Point Weekend as She Joins NCAA 200-Point Club

Mark StaffieriContributor IIOctober 11, 2012

Brianna Decker in action versus Lindenwood (Photo by Don Adams, Jr.)
Brianna Decker in action versus Lindenwood (Photo by Don Adams, Jr.)

The October 6 matchup versus the Lindenwood Lady Lions resulted in the Badgers extending their undefeated streak versus the young program.

The highlight of the game was Brianna Decker’s three-point night, which made her the fifth Badgers player to join the NCAA 200-point club. The 2012 winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, Decker logged one goal and two assists in the 9-1 drubbing.

Of note, Decker recorded a hat trick in the October 5 match versus Lindenwood, the Lions home opener. Decker led all skaters with 10 shots on net and added two assists in a 7-2 victory. Despite Lindenwood enjoying a 2-0 lead, their first lead ever against a nationally ranked opponent, the Badgers tied the score in the first period.

Madison Packer would enjoy a three-point night in the win, as she logged two power play goals. Seven Badgers' skaters got on the scoresheet in the win.

In the October 6 win, Alev Kelter would follow in Decker’s accomplishments and log a hat trick of her own, the first of her career. Prior to the season, Kelter had three goals in her first three seasons with the Badgers.

Backup goaltender Jorie Watters would make her NCAA debut in the win over Lindenwood. She relieved Alex Rigsby with 5:38 left in the final stanza. The 5'4" backstop is the first player to have been signed by Wisconsin from the state of Iowa. Watters played her prep school hockey with Shattuck St. Mary’s, the same school that produced Sidney Crosby and the Lamoureux sisters.

Despite not scoring on the power play, 11 different Badgers' skaters got onto the scoresheet. Joining Decker and Kelter were Courtney Burke, Katy Josephs, Madison Packer (two goals and two assists), Saige Pacholok, Blayre Turnbull, Kim Drake, Karley Sylvester, Erika Sowchuk and Natalie Berg.

Alex Rigsby extended her undefeated record to 3-0-1 to improve her career mark to 63-6-5.