The Marquette women's soccer team is a confident group heading into Sunday's Big East Conference
tournament quarterfinal against DePaul at Valley Fields.
As well they should be.
After suffering all three of their losses in one-goal games during the non-conference season –
two of them in overtime – the Golden Eagles (14-3-2 overall) went 11-0-0 to win the Big East
Edgewood College dominated its Northern Athletics Conference women's soccer finale Thursday
night at Breese Stevens Field, but needed a few bounces to go its way to break through against
Freshman defender Brianna Franken (De Pere) and sophomore forward
Elaine Gerry (Sauk Prairie) each scored twice for the Eagles in a 4-0 victory,
which gave Edgewood the No.
Three of the teams in the WIAA Division 3 boys soccer state tournament field have a total of
three losses between them, all to Division 1 teams. The other state qualifier has eight losses, all
but one coming to Division 1 teams.
It all makes for some interesting matchups at Uihlein Soccer Park for Friday morning's state
semifinals on the newly renovated Time Warner Cable Stadium.
Both of last year's finalists, reigning champion Appleton Fox Valley Lutheran and runner-up
Waukesha Catholic Memorial, are back for this year's WIAA Division 2 state boys soccer
And with the Foxes and Crusaders in opposite semifinals Friday, there's a chance for a rematch
in Saturday's final.
The 29th annual WIAA boys soccer state tournament kicks off Thursday at Uihlein Soccer Park in
Milwaukee with the Division 1 quarterfinals.
The tournament schedule is a bit different this year, with all games being played on the new
FieldTurf field at Uihlein's Time Warner Cable Field. If you can't make it to Milwaukee, Fox Sports
Wisconsin will provide a live stream of the matches online.
Nick Janus and Joey Tennyson (Menomonee Falls) scored in a
31-second span in the opening 10 minutes, and fellow freshman Max Jentsch
(Hartland Arrowhead) recorded his first collegiate shutout as the University of Wisconsin men's
soccer team ended a 13-game winless streak by blanking UW-Milwaukee 2-0 in a non-conference match
on a windy Wednesday night at the McClimon Complex.
Andy Stadler and the Croatian Eagles just keep scoring.
Stadler had two more goals, taking his season total to 11 in seven games, as the Eagles cruised
past Milwaukee Brewers FC 5-1 in a Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Major League match Sunday
afternoon at Brown Deer High School.
Two of the country's top NCAA Division III teams will meet Saturday night with the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's soccer title on the line.
UW-Oshkosh (16-0-2), which moved up six spots to No. 6 in this week's National Soccer Coaches
Association of America poll, travels south to play 13th-ranked UW-Whitewater (12-1-2) – the
Warhawks held the No.
University of Wisconsin junior forward Laurie Nosbusch (Mequon Homestead) was
named the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week for women's soccer on Monday.
It's the fourth such honor of her career, tying junior goalkeeper Michele
Dalton for the most weekly conference awards in program history.
A day after his first collegiate hat trick, University of Wisconsin forward Chris
Prince added another item to his quickly growing resume.
The freshman was named the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week in the wake of a
five-goal week that put him among the conference leaders.
Following what has become a familiar refrain this season, the University of Wisconsin men's
soccer team lost by one goal Saturday night.
But this might have been the most painful ending in a frustrating season.
Matt Eliason converted an 89th-minute penalty kick to force overtime and
Jack Hillgard scored the game-winner when his drive from approximately 70 yards
out bounced in over UW goalkeeper Max Jentsch (Hartland Arrowhead) in the 95th
minute as Northwestern dealt UW its second consecutive 4-3 loss in a Big Ten Conference match at
the McClimon Complex.
Laurie Nosbusch (Mequon Homestead) means a lot to the University of Wisconsin
women's soccer team's attack.
The junior forward played an integral role as the Badgers won a pair of Big Ten Conference games
over the weekend at the McClimon Complex, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Michigan State on
Friday night and helping create Alev Kelter's game-winner in a 1-0 double-overtime
victory over Michigan on Sunday afternoon.
The Marquette women's soccer team capped its impressive regular season with two more Big East
Conference wins – both by shutout – while UW-Milwaukee had to settle for a share of the Horizon
League regular-season title and UW-Green Bay saw its season come to an end.
Check out all the highlights in our weekly recap of the Golden Eagles, Panthers and Phoenix.
JC Banks (Milwaukee Riverside) and the UW-Green Bay men's soccer team pushed
their winning streak to five games with a pair of victories in the past week, while UW-Milwaukee
split two matches and Marquette dropped a pair of Big East Conference games.
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Greg Dezell (Oconomowoc) and the Edgewood College men's soccer team kept their
postseason hopes alive Thursday night.
Dezell scored his team-best ninth goal of the season on a header in the 30th minute, and
goalkeepers Robert Huss (Germantown) and Kyle Koenig (Sheboygan
South) made the slim lead stand up as the Eagles edged Maranatha Baptist 1-0 in a Northern
Athletics Conference match at Breese Stevens Field.
The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team got its offense going Wednesday night, scoring a
season-high three goals.
But once again the Badgers were on the wrong end of a one-goal game, falling to UW-Green Bay 4-3
in overtime in a non-conference match at the McClimon Complex.
"I was proud of our guys tonight," UW coach John Trask said in a news
As he has been the past two seasons, Karl Bock is a central figure for the
Oregon High School boys soccer team.
But instead of being a key cog in the attack, the senior finds himself as the anchor of the
Panthers' stout backline, playing sweeper after three seasons as a forward.
The teams that topped the Madison Soccer Association's two divisions during the regular season
also ended up on top in the playoffs.
Adric Mueller's 85th-minute goal gave Team Paradigm a 2-1 victory over the
two-time defending champion Madison Fire in the Division 1 final Tuesday night at Warner Park.
Two Wisconsin natives recently were honored for their success not only on the soccer field, but
also in the classroom.
UW-Green Bay junior goalkeeper Maddie Drusch (Appleton Xavier) was the Horizon
League Scholar-Athlete for September, the first Phoenix women's soccer player to earn the
The Milwaukee Wave announced their 2010-11 schedule on Monday, but also lost their president and
Peter Wilt left the Wave to become part-owner, president and CEO of the Chicago
Riot, an expansion team in the Major Indoor Soccer League. Wilt, a Whitefish Bay resident, rejoined
the Wave just more than a year ago – he started his career with the club as director of marketing
Midfielder Marta Wangard, a Brookfield native who attends IMG Academy in
Bradenton, Fla., has verbally committed to play for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team
Wangard, who played for Brookfield East High School as a freshman in 2009, confirmed the
commitment on her website.
Paula Wilkins has walked off Jeffrey Field as the winning coach plenty of times
in her career.
But doing so Sunday afternoon had to be special for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer
Freshman forward Kodee Williams beat two defenders on the right side of the box
and scored in the 79th minute as the Badgers held on for a 3-2 victory over Penn State in a Big Ten
Conference match, the program's first win in State College, Penn.
Things can't get much worse for the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team.
The Badgers were shut out for the sixth time this season, allowed three goals for the second
straight game and saw their winless streak reach 11 after a 3-0 loss to No. 21 Michigan State in a
Big Ten Conference match Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
Milwaukee's Division I college women's soccer teams enjoyed the week, as UW-Milwaukee and
Marquette each won both of their matches.
The Panthers counted a Horizon League victory over state rival UW-Green Bay in its tally, while
the Golden Eagles scored eight goals on the week in two vastly different matches at Valley
It was a perfect Saturday for Wisconsin's Division I men's soccer teams, as Marquette, UW-Green
Bay and UW-Milwaukee all posted victories.
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After more than a month, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team finally allowed a goal
And Caitlyn Martin's 28th-minute header proved to be enough as No. 24 Ohio
State topped the Badgers 1-0 in a Big Ten Conference match in Columbus, Ohio, ending UW's 10-game
The Madison Soccer Association Division 1 final between the two-time defending champion Madison
Fire (12-3-7) and Team Paradigm (15-4-3) was rescheduled for Tuesday.
The match originally was scheduled for Friday night, but was moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Warner
Park Field 1.
The MSA Division 2 championship between Sharpshooters FC (17-7-1) and the Madison Power (15-6-4)
will still be played Friday at Warner 1, but now will kick off at 7 p.
Eleven lower-seeded teams pulled off victories in WIAA regional semifinal boys soccer matches
across the state Tuesday night.
The biggest upset was in Division 1, where 12th-seeded Mukwonago knocked off fifth-seeded
Oconomowoc 2-0 in the Kettle Moraine sectional.
Junior midfielder Ben Koepsell (Cedar Grove) set up junior forward
Jeremy Hardy's 90th-minute equalizer, then netted the game-winning goal in the
97th minute as Lakeland rallied for a 2-1 victory over Edgewood College in a Northern Athletics
Conference men's soccer match Tuesday night at Breese Stevens Field.
Nikki Greenhalgh, a forward from Novi, Mich., verbally committed to play
women's soccer at the University of Wisconsin starting next fall, according to Brian Goff's Women's
Soccer Recruiting Site.
Greenhalgh scored five goals last season as Novi High School won the Michigan High School
Athletic Association Division 1 state championship – she had the lone goal in the state
The only unbeaten and untied NCAA Division I college soccer team in the country is the Butler
men's team – the Bulldogs are 10-0-0.
Senior midfielder Kyle Pateros (Janesville Craig) has started all 10 matches
for Butler and is fourth on the team with seven points. Two of his three goals have been
game-winners, including an 89th-minute header in a 2-1 win over Evansville last Tuesday.
Royston Ngwayah scored in the 83rd minute as Madison United remained unbeaten
in the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Major League, rallying past United Serbians 2-1 Saturday
night at Warner Park.
After a scoreless first half in the match originally scheduled to be played in Week 1, the
previously undefeated Serbians went ahead early in the second half.
The Madison Fire will shoot for a three-peat Friday night.
The third-seeded Fire beat No. 2 Madison United 2-0 in the Madison Soccer Association Division 1
semifinals Sunday at Reddan Soccer Park in Verona, earning a spot in their sixth final in seven
Their opponent in the 8:30 p.
University of Wisconsin men's soccer coach John Trask obviously wasn't too
thrilled with his team's latest loss, one that stretched its winless streak to 10 games.
But perhaps more importantly, the first-year coach had bigger problems with what he saw during
the Badgers' 3-2 setback against Michigan in a Big Ten Conference match watched by a season-high
crowd of 1,593 on Sunday afternoon.
The Concordia men's soccer team didn't win Saturday, but the Falcons certainly had reason to
Junior goalkeeper Samuel Ische (Menomonee Falls) made seven saves as Concordia
became the first team to shut out Dominican (Ill.) in a Northern Athletics Conference
regular-season match, blanking the visiting Stars 0-0 in Mequon.
Not even the top-scoring women's soccer team in the Big Ten Conference could figure out a way
past the University of Wisconsin's stingy defense.
Senior goalkeeper Michele Dalton made two saves for her eighth consecutive
shutout as the Badgers extended their unbeaten streak to 10 matches with a 0-0 tie against
17th-ranked Illinois in front of 873 fans Sunday afternoon at the McClimon Complex.
Edgewood College saw a two-goal lead disappear in the second half Sunday afternoon, but some
good defensive pressure led the Eagles to victory.
Sophomore Paul Domann (Madison West) capped a nifty sequence involving senior
forward Greg Dezell (Oconomowoc) and freshman forward Andrew
Aurit (Monroe) in the 106th minute with his second goal of the season, giving Edgewood a
3-2 victory over St.
The Marquette women's soccer team extended its winning streak, UW-Milwaukee experienced the
heights of a record-breaking night and the lows of a stunning loss and UW-Green Bay's scoreless
slump continued in the past week.
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Marquette had another unbeaten week and is enjoying its best run of form in a decade, while a
good crowd saw plenty of action in the annual Chancellor's Cup match between UW-Green Bay and
UW-Milwaukee at the renovated Engelmann Field in Milwaukee.
All the highlights are in our weekly recap of the Golden Eagles, Phoenix and Panthers men's
Alex Horwath (UW) will suit up for yet another Major League Soccer team
After spending most of the season training with and playing reserve matches for the Kansas City
Wizards and working with the San Jose Earthquakes for the past month, Horwath will be the backup
goalkeeper for the New York Red Bulls for their home match against reigning MLS Cup champion Real
Salt Lake in Harrison, N.
After nearly 13 months of action, the Madison Soccer Association playoffs kick off this weekend
at Reddan Soccer Park in Verona.
The MSA traditionally has played a fall-spring season, with champions determined in playoffs in
mid-June. However, for a number of reasons, league officials decided to try a spring-fall schedule
– meaning teams started the current season in September 2009.
The Madison Area Soccer Hall of Fame's second class of inductees will be honored Saturday night
at Keva Sports Center in Middleton. Festivities begin at 7 p.m., and the event is free to
The newest members of the Hall are Amadou Diagne, Pierre-Clever
Gbedey, John Harkin, David Harris, Frank
Schuler and Loren Seagrave.
After weeks of taking turns with Brookfield Central and Milwaukee Marquette atop the Wisconsin
Soccer Coaches Association Division 1 state poll, Brookfield East heads into the postseason with a
firm grip on the No. 1 spot.
The Spartans (16-3-1) remained at No. 1 for the second straight week as the WSCA released the
season's final rankings.
The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team came up with a late goal to force overtime
Wednesday night, but gave up the game-winner on a set piece in the 95th minute and dropped a 2-1
decision to Northern Illinois in a non-conference match at the McClimon Complex.
The loss extended the Badgers' winless streak to nine games – all seven of their losses have
been by one goal, including three in overtime.
Scott Lorenz (UW) didn't make the roster for the NSC Minnesota Stars of the
U.S. Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League coming out of training camp.
But the 22-year-old remained in the Twin Cities, waited for his chance and made the most of it
when it came.
The versatile Lorenz has made 22 appearances in all competitions and started the last 16 games
of the regular season for the Stars.
As the boys soccer conference seasons across the state come to an end, some Madison-area schools
will need to make room for a new section in their trophy case.
Madison La Follette, Baraboo and Lodi celebrated their first conference titles, while Mount
Horeb earned its first in the Northern Badger Conference.
Boston Breakers forward Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) returned to the U.S. women's
national team for the first time in 15 months, playing the second half of the Americans' 1-1 draw
with China in a friendly Wednesday night in Chester, Penn.
It was the 120th career cap for the 27-year-old Tarpley, who tore the ACL in her right knee in
August 2009 during a training session with the Chicago Red Stars.
Junior goalkeeper Kyle Koenig (Sheboygan South) made five saves and senior
forward Greg Dezell (Oconomowoc) scored in the 52nd minute to give Edgewood
College a 1-0 victory over Milwaukee School of Engineering in a Northern Athletics Conference men's
soccer match Wednesday night at Breese Stevens Field.
Wisconsin soccer players pulled in plenty of conference awards this week.
Marquette sophomore goalkeeper David Check (Mequon Homestead) was the Big East
Conference men's Goalkeeper of the Week for the second straight week after solid performances
against the University of Wisconsin and sixth-ranked Connecticut.
Boston Breakers forward Lindsay Tarpley (Madison) is on the 24-player roster
for the U.S. women's national team's international friendly against China on Wednesday in Chester,
Penn., the team's final match before the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament later this month
Steve Sperl's diving header in the final seconds gave host Milwaukee Sport Club
a thrilling 1-0 victory over Club Latino in a battle of Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association Major
League unbeatens Sunday afternoon.
Sport Club improved to 2-0-1 and remained right behind the league-leading Croatian Eagles
(3-0-1) and United Serbians (3-0-0), while Club Latino lost for the first time after drawing their
first three games of the season.
Ryan Vint's soccer resume has had several additions the past few days.
The University of Wisconsin senior goalkeeper set a career high by making 11 saves Sunday to
help the Badgers end a 17-year losing streak in Bloomington, Ind., with a 1-1 tie against
A day later, he was named the Big Ten Conference men's Defensive Player of the Week for the
The shutouts keep coming for University of Wisconsin senior goalkeeper Michele
Dalton, and so do the awards.
Dalton was named the Big Ten Conference women's Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday,
becoming the first UW player to earn conference honors three straight weeks.
There will be at least one hometown team in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region II Championships next
June in Appleton and De Pere.
Not surprisingly, there also will be at least three sides from state powerhouse FC Milwaukee at
the regional tournament.
The Appleton Soccer Club Goal Getters knocked off North Shore United 1-0 in overtime in the 2011
Wisconsin State Championships Under-16 girls final Sunday at Titan Stadium on the UW-Oshkosh campus
to claim a regional berth.
John Trask didn't want to get too carried away with his team's 1-1 tie against
Indiana on Sunday in Bloomington, Ind.
After all, the result in the Big Ten Conference opener left the University of Wisconsin men's
soccer team with a
1-6-2 record and an eight-game winless streak.
It was a rare offensive outburst for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team Sunday
afternoon – the Badgers scored more than one goal a game for just the second time this
But as has been the case the past month, one would have been enough for a victory.
That's because senior goalkeeper Michele Dalton made four saves in her seventh
straight shutout, a 2-0 victory over Iowa in a Big Ten Conference match at the McClimon
The Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee men's soccer teams all head into the new week with
plenty of confidence.
The Golden Eagles beat the University of Wisconsin in a state rivalry match, then played one of
the nation's top teams to a draw. The Phoenix and Panthers, meanwhile, bounced back from Friday
losses with victories on Sunday.
The Marquette women's soccer team continued its perfect start to the Big East Conference season,
while UW-Milwaukee played in a Texas Shootout.
Catch up on the Golden Eagles and Panthers – and idle UW-Green Bay – in our weekly
What a week it was for Allie Metcalfe (Monona Grove) and the UW-Platteville
women's soccer team.
Metcalfe had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-0 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic
Conference win over host UW-La Crosse to set the program records for career points and assists.
Sophomore forward Adrienne Ryba netted her seventh and eighth goals of the
season in the first half to lead Dominican to its eighth straight victory, a 2-0 decision over
Edgewood College in a Northern Athletics Conference women's soccer match Saturday afternoon in
River Forest, Ill.
Freshman midfielder Jody LaReau (McFarland) had a goal and an assist and
freshman goalkeeper Eric Liegel (Sugar River) made seven saves in his first
shutout as host Madison College earned its first win of the season, blanking Waubonsee Community
College (Ill.) 3-0 in a non-conference men's soccer match Saturday afternoon.