Defending champ Wisconsin beats Boston College 6-2



DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Hilary Knight and Brittany Ammerman each scored two goals to lead defending champion Wisconsin to a 6-2 victory over Boston College on Friday in the NCAA women’s hockey semifinals.

Carolyne Prevost had a short-handed goal and an assist, and Brooke Ammerman also scored for the Badgers (33-4-2), who advanced to the championship game Sunday against the Minnesota-Cornell winner.

Brianna Decker had two assists and 10 shots on goal for Wisconsin, which has won four of the last six national titles.

Emily Field scored 57 seconds into the game for the Eagles (24-10-3), but the Badgers rebounded with five straight goals and held a 38-24 shots advantage. Alex Carpenter also scored for Boston College, which lost to Wisconsin 3-2 in the semifinals last year.

Wisconsin’s national-leading penalty kill held the Eagles to one goal on eight power plays.