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Theresa Knutson, a former high school standout for the Onalaska co-op girls hockey team and graduate of Aquinas High School, has helped the UConn women's hockey team to the Hokcey East semifinals for the eighth time in team history. Knutson, a senior, has scored 50 goals in her career.

Courtesy UCONN sports information

Senior Theresa Knutson and the University of Connecticut women's hockey team is in a Hockey East semifinal qualifier for the eighth time in program history after knocking off second-seeded Providence in a playoff series last weekend.

The seventh-seeded Huskies (15-13-9) play top-seeded Boston College (30-3-3) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Boston with the winner advancing from the one-game playoff to the championship game at 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Knutson scored a goal in UConn's 3-0 win over Providence in the second game of the best-of-three series. Providence won the opener 4-0, and UConn followed up its win in the second game with a 2-1 victory in the last one.

The Huskies are the lowest seed to ever play in the semifinal round, which is single elimination.

Knutson, an Aquinas High School graduate and star for Onalaska's co-op team, enters Saturday's game ranked third in UConn history with 50 goals. She has 12 goals and five assists this season while ranking second on the team in shots (153).


Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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