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UW-River Falls' Emma Nordness (center) is mobbed by her teammates after scoring her second goal of the game to give the Falcons an 11-0 lead on their way to a 12-0 win over Finlandia University Sunday at Hunt Arena. The 12 goals set a team mark for most goals in a game and the win extended the top-ranked Falcons unbeaten streak to 23 straight games. Bob Burrows photo

Falcon women No. 1

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The UW-River Falls women's hockey team has accomplished a lot since its inception in 1999. But it's never been ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Until now.

The Falcons, by virtue of a weekend sweep over Finlandia University, coupled with previous No. 1 Rochester Institute of Technology's loss to Oswego Saturday, moved into the top spot in this week's USCHO.com poll released Monday afternoon.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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