Wisconsin Soccer Central Archives for January 2010

Catching up on campus (with video)

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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 American Division.

Edgewood women seeded third in NAC

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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 Maranatha Baptist.

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.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 3 preview

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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.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 2 preview

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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 tournament.

And with the Foxes and Crusaders in opposite semifinals Friday, there's a chance for a rematch in Saturday's final.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 1 preview

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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.

UW men top UWM to halt winless streak

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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.

Quick kicks: State Majors Week 7

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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.

Catching up on campus

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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.

Nosbusch honored, equals UW record

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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.

Prince's big week earns Big Ten honor

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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.

UW men fall on 70-yard shot in OT

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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.

Nosbusch, UW sweep Michigan teams

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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.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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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.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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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.

Get all the info in our weekly recap of the Phoenix, Panthers and Golden Eagles.

Edgewood sides post key 1-0 victories

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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.

Phoenix come back, beat Badgers in OT

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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 release.

Prep boys news and notes

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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.

Paradigm, Sharpshooters reign in MSA

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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.

Catching up on campus

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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 award.

Wilt leaves Wave, starts new MISL team

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The Milwaukee Wave announced their 2010-11 schedule on Monday, but also lost their president and CEO.

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 in 1987.

Brookfield's Wangard commits to UW

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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 in 2012.

Wangard, who played for Brookfield East High School as a freshman in 2009, confirmed the commitment on her website.

UW holds on for first win at Penn State

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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 coach.

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.

No. 21 Michigan State handles UW men

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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.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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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 Fields.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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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.

Get all the highlights from the Golden Eagles, Phoenix and Panthers in our weekly recap.

No. 24 Buckeyes snap UW's streaks

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After more than a month, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team finally allowed a goal Friday night.

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 unbeaten streak.

MSA Division 1 final rescheduled

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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.

Prep boys news and notes

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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.

Edgewood men, women fall short

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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.

Michigan forward commits to Badgers

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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 semifinal.

Catching up on campus

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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.

Quick kicks: State Majors Week 5

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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.

Madison Fire returns to MSA final

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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 years.

Their opponent in the 8:30 p.

Frustrations mount for Trask, Badgers

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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.

Division III state men's college notes

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The Concordia men's soccer team didn't win Saturday, but the Falcons certainly had reason to celebrate.

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.

UW draws No. 17 Illini, unbeaten in 10

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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.

Unbeaten weekend for Edgewood teams

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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.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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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.

Get caught up on all the action in our weekly recap of the Golden Eagles, Panthers and Phoenix.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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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 soccer teams.

Red Bulls call on ex-Badger Horwath

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Alex Horwath (UW) will suit up for yet another Major League Soccer team Saturday.

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.

Amateur notes: MSA playoff pairings set

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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.

Madison Hall inducts 2010 class Saturday

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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 attend.

The newest members of the Hall are Amadou Diagne, Pierre-Clever Gbedey, John Harkin, David Harris, Frank Schuler and Loren Seagrave.

WSCA state polls: Oct. 7, 2010

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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.

Unlucky 7: Another one-goal loss for UW

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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.

State pros: Lorenz named Stars' top rookie

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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.

Prep boys news and notes

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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.

Tarpley makes U.S. comeback

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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.

Edgewood men, women win in NAC play

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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.

Catching up on campus

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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.

Tarpley on U.S. roster for Wednesday

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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 in Mexico.

Quick kicks: State Majors Week 4

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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.

Big Ten lauds Vint after big performance

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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 Indiana.

A day later, he was named the Big Ten Conference men's Defensive Player of the Week for the first time.

Dalton earns third straight Big Ten honor

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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.

FC Milwaukee takes three of four titles

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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.

UW men end long losing skid at Indiana

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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.

Badgers extend unbeaten, shutout runs

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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 season.

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 Complex.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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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.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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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 recap.

Catching up on campus

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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.

Seeing Stars: Edgewood sides swept

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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.

LaReau, Liegel key WolfPack's first win

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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.