Illinois Defeats Wisconsin in America’s Showcase Semi-Final Game

Sunday night Illinois went up against a strong Wisconsin team in the semi final game. Bradley Neal had the net for this game. Wisconsin came out aggressive in the first period and opened the scoring at 4:04. Illinois answered at 8:30 on a goal by Tommy Feldman (Chad Yale), but Wisconsin came back at 15:54 taking the first 2 to 1.

The second saw Robert Ernsting netting an unassisted goal at 3:44 then again at 7:14 Robert Ernsting (Tommy Feldman). Chris Zhang (Jake Cimarusti, Alex Merritt) came right back and scored at 7:37. Jake Cimarusti (Chris Zhang, Chad Yale) closed ring making it 5 to 2 Illinois in the lead.

The third period started with Mike DeSalvo ( Nick Pietro) scoring a 1:53. Wisconsin then came back with a goal at 4:10 but Illinois went on to get three more Jack Dolby (Brent Segvich), Tommy Feldman (Robert Ernsting) and Jake Cimarusti (Chris Zhang, Alex Merritt) to take the game 9 to 3. Bradley Neal made 14 saves while Illinois ended up with 38 shots.

Illinois will face Pittsburgh at 9:00 a.m. in the Championship game on Monday, April 13.

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