Wisconsin Soccer Central Archives for January 2011

Croatians win Open Cup on penalties

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Ilya Ksenidi (West Allis Hale/UW-Green Bay) scored late in extra time and was one of five Croatian Eagles players to convert during penalty kicks as they got past the Milwaukee Kickers 5-4 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the Wisconsin Open Cup final Sunday at Croatian Park in Franklin.

Late goal sinks Pyzdrowski, Ängelholms

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It was a devastating end of the season for Matt Pyzdrowski (Marquette) and Ängelholms FF on Sunday night in Sweden.

The Superettan side saw their hopes of promotion to the Allsvenskan extinguished on an own goal in the final seconds of stoppage time, as host Syrianska posted a 3-1 victory in Södertälje that gave them a 4-3 aggregate victory in the two-match series and kept the club in the top division for 2012.

UW women drop finale, finish fourth

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After dropping a 2-0 decision to Iowa in its regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at the McClimon Complex, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team face an intriguing week ahead with the Big Ten Conference tournament and next Monday's NCAA tournament announcement.

The Badgers (10-6-3 overall, 5-3-3 Big Ten) finished fourth in the conference and will play Border Battle rival Minnesota (8-9-2, 5-4-2) in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal at 1:30 p.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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For just the third time in program history, the Marquette men's soccer team is a conference champion.

The Golden Eagles, who were picked to finish sixth out of the eight teams in the Big East Conference Blue Division in the preseason coaches' poll, celebrated their first Big East title Saturday night at home at Valley Fields.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 2 preview

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There's plenty of state tournament experience – and familiarity – among the four teams in the field for the WIAA Division 2 state boys soccer tournament.

One semifinal pits the two teams that have met in the state final each of the past two years, two matches that weren't decided until the second overtime.

Badgers back in the goals, beat UWM

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After being shut out in back-to-back matches, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team got goals from new and old sources in a key victory Wednesday night.

Sophomore midfielder Blake Succa scored his first collegiate goal on a 23-yard strike in the 25th minute and junior midfielder Tomislav Zadro added his team-best fifth of the season nine minutes later as the Badgers blanked UW-Milwaukee 2-0 in a non-conference match at Engelmann Stadium.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 3 preview

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The defending state champion, the state's leading scorer, teams riding long unbeaten or winning streaks and conference rivals.

Yes, there are plenty of story lines for the WIAA Division 3 state boys soccer tournament, which starts with the semifinals Friday morning at Time Warner Cable Stadium at Milwaukee's Uihlein Soccer Park.

Madison teams ready for playoffs

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The Madison Soccer Association playoffs start Friday night with three matches at the MYSC Highway Q Facility in Waunakee.

In Division 1, the second-seeded Madison Fire take on No. 3 seed Madison Eagle at 6 p.m. on Field 2, followed by top-seeded and defending champion Team Paradigm against No.

Division III conference tourney updates

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The pairings are set for the Northern Athletics Conference soccer tournaments, which kick off this weekend.

Three Wisconsin sides qualified for the six-team men's event, while four state teams are set for the women's tourney. The tournament champions earn automatic berths in the NCAA Division III tournament.

Pyzdrowski, Ängelholms take lead

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Matt Pyzdrowski (Marquette) and Ängelholms FF are 90 minutes away from playing in Sweden's top division.

Pyzdrowski made three saves and host Ängelholms came back to beat Syrianska 2-1 on Thursday night in the first leg of a two-game playoff series for the final spot in the Allsvenskan for the 2012 season.

Sesselmann, Canada win Pan Am gold

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Just more than a month into her international career, Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) already has won a gold medal.

Sesselmann started and played 77 minutes Thursday night as Canada won the gold at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, topping two-time defending champion Brazil 4-3 on penalty kicks following a 1-1 draw in the final at Estadio Omnilife.

Quick kicks: WIAA Division 1 preview

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The 30th annual WIAA boys soccer state tournament kicks off Thursday with the Division I quarterfinals at Time Warner Cable Field at Milwaukee's Uihlein Soccer Park.

If you can't make it to Milwaukee, Fox Sports Wisconsin will provide a live stream of the matches online. Here's a look at the eight sides hoping to raise the gold ball after the Division 1 state final Saturday afternoon.

College Coaches' Corner: Oct. 26

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Catch up with the men's and women's soccer coaches from Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee each week in our College Coaches' Corner.

This week, we also have interviews with University of Wisconsin men's coach John Trask and women's coach Paula Wilkins from the school's weekly news conference.

Catching up on campus

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For the third straight year, UW-Fox Valley won the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference double.

Freshman midfielder Yang Sor Lee (Green Bay West) and freshman forward Juac Majok (Oshkosh North) each had hat tricks as the Cyclones (14-1-2) beat UW-Sheboygan 6-4 on Saturday in Menasha in the final of the WCC tournament.

Sesselmann helps Canada to final

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) set up Robyn Gayle's 88th-minute winner as the Canadian women's national team slipped past Colombia 2-1 on Tuesday night in Guadalajara, Mexico, to advance to the championship game of the Pan American Games.

Sesselmann served a free kick into the box that Gayle chested down and finished to send the Canadians to a rematch with Brazil in Thursday's final at Omnilife Stadium.

Wildcats hand UW men first Big Ten loss

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In a match between the last two unbeaten men's soccer teams in the Big Ten Conference teams, scoring chances were at a premium Sunday afternoon.

And in the end, one defensive breakdown proved to be the difference.

Junior Nick Gendron worked his way open between two University of Wisconsin defenders and headed a cross from Layth Masri past goalkeeper Max Jentsch for the lone goal in the 76th minute as Northwestern topped the Badgers 1-0 in Evanston, Ill.

UW clinches Big Ten tournament berth

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Two goals by Cara Walls (Wauwatosa East). Two big saves by Michele Dalton. And a two-win weekend for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team.

Walls scored in each half, giving the freshman a team-high nine goals on the season, and Dalton stopped a potential tying penalty kick as the Badgers blanked Indiana 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at the McClimon Complex to clinch a berth in the Big Ten Conference tournament.

Sethi's late goal sends Croatians to final

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Mohammed Sethi (Mequon Homestead) scored in the 90th minute, lifting Croatian Eagles to a 2-1 victory over Bavarian SC in the semifinal match of the Wisconsin Open Cup on Sunday afternoon at Croatian Park in Franklin.

The Croatians advance to play the Milwaukee Kickers in the state final next Sunday at Uihlein Soccer Park.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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City rivals Marquette and UW-Milwaukee celebrated repeat conference titles during the week, though the Panthers saw their long winning streak halted in surprising fashion.

Meanwhile, UW-Green Bay will have extra motivation when it plays the Panthers in a regular-season finale next Friday.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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There was plenty of action for the state's Division I men's soccer teams this week.

Marquette battled yet another ranked opponent in dreadful conditions and lost, but the Golden Eagles got a hat trick from a freshman and continue to lead their division in the Big East Conference.

UW-Green Bay came up with a big win over a state rival, then pulled off an impressive rally to move up the Horizon League standings.

Late goal denies Pyzdrowski, Ängelholms

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Matt Pyzdrowski (Marquette) was in the middle of some incredible drama Saturday.

His Ängelholms FF side played host to Hammarby on the final day of the season in the Superettan, Sweden's second division.

Ängelholms went into the day knowing that a win and a loss by GIF Sundsvall would give them automatic promotion to the Allsvenskan next year.

Canada shares Pan Am group title

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) played the full 90 minutes at left back Saturday night as Canada tied Brazil 0-0 in the final match of Group B play at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The teams shared the group title, as both teams went 2-0-1 with four goals scored and one allowed in three games.

Record rout for Edgewood women

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In a match that featured some mind-boggling statistics, the Edgewood College women's soccer team throttled Rockford 21-0 in a Northern Athletics Conference game Saturday at Breese Stevens Field.

Junior forward Elaine Gerry (Sauk Prairie) scored six goals as the Eagles (12-4-1 overall, 8-2-1 NAC) had 10 players score and 15 players record points in the highest-scoring game in program history.

UW women respond, rout Boilermakers

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Coming off a disappointing weekend, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team bounced back in a big way.

The Badgers had five players score in a 5-1 rout of Purdue in a Big Ten Conference match Friday night at the McClimon Complex, their best offensive output in more than three years.

Prep boys: One step away from state

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The field for this year's WIAA state boys soccer tournament could look a lot like last year's.

Twelve of the 16 sides that played at state last fall advanced to Saturday's sectional finals, including the defending champions in all three divisions.

In Division 1, reigning champion Milwaukee Marquette (20-0-1) – ranked first in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state poll all year – leads a group of six 2010 state qualifiers that are one step away from return trips to Milwaukee's Uihlein Soccer Park.

Green Bay cools off Badgers

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Both the UW-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin men's soccer teams had halves with the wind at their backs Wednesday night.

But not only did the Phoenix get a goal during their 45 minutes playing with the significant breeze, they also got one while going against the wind.

Junior forward Alonso Flores scored in the ninth minute and freshman forward Kirby Allen (Appleton North) added a goal against the run of play – and the winds that gusted up to 35 mph – in the second half as Green Bay stopped the Badgers 2-0 in a non-conference match at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

Colleges: Warhawks clinch WIAC share

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Freshman defender Sam Kuchenreuther (Brown Deer) scored his first collegiate goal in the 62nd minute as the UW-Whitewater men's soccer team rallied past host UW-Platteville 2-1 on Wednesday night to clinch at least a share of its third straight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title.

U.S.. Futsal team struggles in Brazil

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The U.S. Futsal national team, led by Milwaukee Wave coach Keith Tozer, finished 0-3 at the Grand Prix tournament in Manaus, Brazil.

The Americans, ranked 24th in the world, lost to No. 27 Uruguay 7-0 and sixth-ranked Iran 8-0 on Monday before closing out Group C play at the elite tournament Tuesday with a 10-7 loss to Belgium.

Von Rueden set for Under-18 camp

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FC Milwaukee defender Brittany Von Rueden was called back into camp with the U.S. Under-18 women's national team.

U.S. Soccer women's technical director April Heinrichs is overseeing the week-long camp, which starts Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Von Rueden, a Notre Dame recruit, also was part of the Under-18 national team camp in June.

College Coaches' Corner: Oct. 20

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Catch up with the men's and women's soccer coaches from Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee each week in our College Coaches' Corner.

Check out this week's episodes:

Catching up on campus

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Mallory Koula (Kimberly) set an NCAA record Saturday. And once that was done, she added a Lawrence program record to her resume, too.

The senior forward scored three consecutive goals in just 42 seconds – the fastest by an individual in NCAA history at any level in men's or women's play – as the Vikings cruised past visiting Beloit College 6-1 in a Midwest Conference match.

Sesselmann, Canada win Pan Am opener

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) started and played 62 minutes at left back as Canada beat Costa Rica 3-1 in the opening match of the women's soccer competition at the Pan American Games on Tuesday at Omnilife Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Sesselmann, making her third international appearance, conceded a penalty kick in the 27th minute as she was called for a foul on Raquel Rodríguez Cedeño during a breakaway.

State pros: Playoff likely for Pyzdrowski

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Matt Pyzdrowski (Marquette) and Ängelholms FF will have a chance to earn promotion to the Allsvenskan, Sweden's top division, for next season.

But it appears likely it will be in the form of a playoff against a current Allsvenskan team.

Pyzdrowski made nine saves Saturday as Ängelholms drew with IFK Värnamo 1-1 and clinched no worse than third place in the 16-team Superettan.

Wisconsin Open Cup schedule set

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The Croatian Eagles will play host to Bavarian SC at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in a semifinal of the Wisconsin Open Cup at Croatian Park in Franklin.

Sunday's winner advances to play the Milwaukee Kickers in the state final at Oct. 30.

If the Croatians qualify, the Kickers will host the match at Uihlein Soccer Park; the Bavarians will host if they advance.

UW women lackluster in loss to Illini

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On Friday night, the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team was three minutes away from being in second place in the Big Ten Conference.

By Sunday night, the Badgers were in a three-way tie for fourth and just one point above seventh – the final qualifying spot for the conference tournament.

UW remains unbeaten atop Big Ten

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Halfway through the Big Ten Conference men's soccer season, things have gone perfectly for the University of Wisconsin.

Chris Prince scored his fourth goal of the season in the 33rd minute and fellow sophomore Max Jentsch (Hartland Arrowhead) made two saves for the shutout as the Badgers blanked Michigan State 1-0 Sunday afternoon at the McClimon Complex for their third straight win to open conference play.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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Marquette goalkeeper Natalie Kulla and UW-Milwaukee forward Sarah Hagen (Appleton North) continue to add to their impressive resumes as they close in on the end of their final regular season of women's college soccer – and their nationally ranked teams continue to win games.

Meanwhile, UW-Green Bay coach Trevor Warren and the Phoenix continued their quest to qualify for the Horizon League tournament.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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It was a tremendous week for the Marquette men's soccer team, as the Golden Eagles beat two ranked opponents and made program history in the process.

In the Horizon League, UW-Green Bay posted a clean sheet to beat a longtime conference rival, while UW-Milwaukee continues to enjoy plenty of offensive success but would like tighten things up at the back.

Flying high: Eagles on rise in NAC races

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It was a perfect week for Edgewood College soccer, as the Eagles men's and women's teams both moved up in the Northern Athletics Conference standings.

Freshmen Kelmend Isaj (Monroe) and Sam Quinones (Oconomowoc) scored in a 14-minute stretch spanning halftime and senior Kyle Koenig (Sheboygan South) made eight saves in his fourth shutout of the season as Edgewood surprised men's NAC co-leader Milwaukee School of Engineering 2-0 on Tuesday night at Uihlein Soccer Park.

Late goal costs UW women two points

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With the Big Ten Conference women's soccer standings jam-packed behind leader Penn State heading into the final two weeks of the season, the University of Wisconsin gave up a late goal and dropped two points with a 1-1 draw against last-place Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston, Ill.

Junior defender Joana Bielefeld (Brookfield Central) scored her first career goal for the Badgers (8-4-3 overall) on a header in the 73rd minute, but freshman Niki Sebo did the same in the 87th and the Wildcats (2-11-1, 1-5-1 Big Ten) held on for the tie despite eight shots by UW in the two overtime periods.

WSCA announces 2012 Hall inductees

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Three longtime NCAA Division III coaches and a youth soccer pioneer make up the fourth induction class for the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Edgewood College men's and women's coach Tim Alexander, UW-Stevens Point women's coach Sheila Miech, Marian men's coach Craig Peltonen and Milwaukee area club coach and director Aleks Nikolic will be honored at a banquet March 24 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

Stadler, Sandvikens settle for second

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Andy Stadler (Wauwatosa West) and Sandvikens IF beat Spårvägens FF 2-1 Saturday to close the season in the Division 2 Norra Svealand but missed out on promotion to the Swedish third division for next season.

Sandvikens (14-4-4) finished two points behind Enköpings SK FK (15-4-3), which held off Västerås IK 3-2 in its finale.

Latinovich, Shaw picked for ODP event

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Two Wisconsin players were named to Region II teams for the U.S. Youth Soccer Boys ODP Thanksgiving Interregional, which is Nov. 24 to 28 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Vuk Latinovich of the Milwaukee Kickers was chosen to play for the 1997 regional team at the event, while Jack Shaw of Bavarian SC earned a spot on the 1998 team.

Ricketts, Canada on verge of advancing

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FC Politehnica Timisoara forward Tosaint Ricketts (UW-Green Bay) earned his seventh career cap Tuesday night, playing the final 20 minutes of Canada's 0-0 draw against Puerto Rico in a CONCACAF 2014 World Cup qualifier at BMO Field in Toronto.

The Canadians (3-0-1) need just one point from their final two matches in Group D to advance to the third round of qualifying, which will include Mexico, the U.

Oshkosh deals Point unprecedented loss

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The UW-Oshkosh women's soccer team made history Wednesday afternoon.

Midfielder Jennifer Nesbitt (Sturgeon Bay) scored in the 57th minute and fellow senior Brittany Walder (Waukesha West) made seven saves as the Titans beat host UW-Stevens Point 1-0 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match.

College Coaches' Corner: Oct. 12

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Catch up with the men's and women's soccer coaches from Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee each week in our College Coaches' Corner.

Also this week, University of Wisconsin men's coach John Trask was a guest on the weekly BTN Soccer Report. Check out this week's episodes:

Kickers get bye to state Open Cup final

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The draw for the 2012 Wisconsin Open Cup was held Tuesday night, with the Milwaukee Kickers getting a bye into the final.

The Croatian Eagles will play host to Bavarian SC later this month for the right to face the Kickers for the title. If Bavarians advance, they will host the final; if the Croatians prevail, the Kickers will be the host.

Preps: Marquette falls, but only in polls

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Milwaukee Marquette didn't lose last week, but the Hilltoppers fell in both major national prep boys soccer rankings.

Marquette traveled to California to play two nationally ranked sides, and rallied from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to tie Carmichael Jesuit 3-3 on Saturday. That came a day after the Hilltoppers came from behind to beat Granite Bay 2-1.

Catching up on campus

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All three divisions of the NCAA women's soccer national goal-scoring charts this week feature Wisconsin players at or near the top of the list.

UW-Milwaukee senior Sarah Hagen (Appleton North), right, led Division I players in goals per game (1.231), points per game (2.85) and game-winning goals (eight) and was second in points (37) and tied for second in goals (16) heading into the week.

WSCA boys state polls: Oct. 10, 2011

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The Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 state boys poll was interesting right to the end.

The final rankings of the season were released Monday, and while the division 1 and 3 polls had little movement, the Division 2 ranking once again featured plenty of changes as teams headed into the postseason.

Creighton's Finlay enjoys homecoming

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Ethan Finlay (Marshfield) has done a lot in his college soccer career.

But it wasn't until last Wednesday night that the Creighton senior forward was able to check one thing off his list.

Playing his first college match in his home state, Finlay had an assist as the fifth-ranked Bluejays rallied past the University of Wisconsin 2-1 in overtime in a non-conference match at the McClimon Complex.

Zadro, UW end drought against Michigan

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For the second straight Sunday, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team earned a milestone victory.

Junior Tomislav Zadro scored the Badgers' opener and set up senior Josh Thiermann (Stoughton) for what proved to be the difference in a 2-1 victory over Michigan in a Big Ten Conference match.

Edgewood teams bounce back with wins

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It took a while, but the Edgewood College women's soccer team finally figured out a way past Callie Hasselbring.

Sophomore midfielder Brianna Franken (De Pere) broke a scoreless tie with a penalty kick in the 84th minute and freshman Megan Falk (Oakfield) added an insurance goal less than a minute later as the Eagles posted a 2-0 victory over Hasselbring and Concordia (Ill.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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The wins keep coming for the state's nationally ranked NCAA Division I women's soccer teams, Marquette and UW-Milwaukee – even without All-American forward Sarah Hagen missing from the Panthers' lineup for one game.

Meanwhile, UW-Green Bay continues to keep things close but struggle to find goals.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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It was a week of mixed results for the Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee men's soccer teams, with midweek losses offset by all three teams collecting points on the weekend.

The Golden Eagles remained unbeaten in conference play, while the Phoenix and Panthers both played matches that were 2-0 at halftime but didn't finish that way.

Dalton delivers as UW blanks Huskers

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Strike partners Cara Walls (Wauwatosa East) and Laurie Nosbusch (Mequon Homestead) both scored, but it was goalkeeper Michele Dalton who made the difference for the University of Wisconsin women's soccer team Friday.

The senior made 11 saves, several from point-blank range, as the Badgers shut out high-scoring Morgan Marlborough and Nebraska 2-0 in a Big Ten Conference match in Lincoln, Neb.

Seeds planted: WIAA brackets released

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If the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association polls are a good barometer of the state's top boys soccer teams, then the WIAA Division 2 Pewaukee sectional figures to be an incredibly difficult bracket.

The 17-team sectional includes the top four teams in the latest WSCA Division 2 poll – Milwaukee Thomas More, Shorewood, Pewaukee and Waukesha Catholic Memorial – along with East Troy, which is now honorable mention after being ranked earlier this year.

No. 5 Creighton rallies, tops UW in OT

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University of Wisconsin forward Chris Prince became just the second player to score against Creighton this season, but the fifth-ranked Bluejays equalized minutes later and beat the Badgers 2-1 on midfielder Greg Jordan's 35-yard shot in the 94th minute Wednesday night at the McClimon Complex.

DeMerit documentary showing Nov. 10

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Mark your calendars: "Rise and Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story" is coming to Wisconsin on Nov. 10.

The documentary detailing DeMerit's incredible path took from Bay Port High School to the English Premier League and the World Cup will be shown at 12 Marcus theatres across the state.

Prep boys notes: Tuesday's title tilts

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For the third time in seven years, Madison Memorial and Middleton shared the Big Eight Conference prep boys soccer championship.

Senior Pat Surtees scored on a header in the 78th minute as the Spartans rallied past host Middleton 3-2 in a conference finale Tuesday night to finish tied with the Cardinals atop the standings at 8-1-0.

College Coaches' Corner: Oct. 5

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Catch up with the men's and women's soccer coaches from Marquette, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee each week in our College Coaches' Corner.

Here are this week's episodes:

Catching up on campus

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After handing then-No. 6 Indiana its first loss of the season Sunday, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team has caught the eye of coaches and media in the Big Ten Conference the nation alike.

Midfielder Nick Janus and goalkeeper Max Jentsch (Hartland Arrowhead) collected individual awards in the wake of the Badgers' 2-0 win over the Hoosiers, while UW moved into two national rankings after its first win over Indiana in 16 years.

WSCA boys state polls: Oct. 3, 2011

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For the second straight week, a team has vaulted to the top of the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association state boys poll out of nowhere.

And this time, it happened in two of the three divisions.

Milwaukee Thomas More (10-7-1) is the new No. 1 in the Division 2 rankings, while Milwaukee St.

Prep boys notes: Big week for Marquette

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The wins keep coming and Milwaukee Marquette keeps moving up the national prep boys soccer rankings.

The Hilltoppers (16-0-0) inched up one spot to No. 2 in the ESPN RISE Fab 50 and rose two places to No. 4 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings this week.

Wave legend Nogueira named to Hall

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Legendary Milwaukee Wave goalkeeper Victor Nogueira is one of the 12 charter inductees to the Indoor Soccer Hall of Fame, the organization announced today.

Nogueira won seven league championships, four MVP awards and was named Goalkeeper of the Year 12 times in his impressive 19-year indoor career, which spanned parts of three decades.

UW beats Indiana for first time since '95

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The last time the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team beat Indiana, most of the current Badger players were toddlers.

But they're all grown up now and helping the UW program continue to develop. They made their biggest statement yet Sunday afternoon.

Tomislav Zadro and Nick Janus scored and Max Jentsch (Hartland Arrowhead) saved a penalty kick as the Badgers knocked off the sixth-ranked Hoosiers 2-0 in a Big Ten Conference match watched by 1,194 fans at the McClimon Complex, their first win in the series since 1995.

State pros: Vroom scores in final loss

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Steffen Vroom (Kohler) scored, but defending champion Wolves FC lost to Rochedale Rovers 3-1 in the Veto Premier League Grand Final on Thursday in Brisbane, Australia. (Video highlights)

Rovers, which lost to Wolves in last year's final and in the Major Semifinal on Sept. 10, scored twice in the opening 14 minutes before Vroom cut the lead in half in the 35th.

OSU ends Badgers' Big Ten streaks

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The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team has created a home-field advantage at the McClimon Complex over the past three seasons.

But Sunday afternoon, the Badgers suffered a rare Big Ten Conference setback on their home turf.

Tiffany Cameron scored the lone goal on a shot that clipped in off the post in the 48th minute as Ohio State held off UW 1-0, handing the Badgers their first conference loss of the season and snapping their nine-game Big Ten home unbeaten streak (5-0-4).

Quartet celebrate State Championships

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The state girls club soccer champions crowned Sunday in the Wisconsin State Championships at UW-Oshkosh's Titan Stadium left little doubt to their title credentials: The winning sides scored at least four goals apiece and the average margin of victory in the four games was 3.5 goals.

Hartland club Lake Country United claimed the Under-15 and Under-16 championships, beating Madison 56ers Red 4-0 and Croatian Eagles Blue 5-1, respectively.

Quick kicks: State men's recap

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The Marquette, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay men's soccer teams all ended the week with the same number of wins as losses for the year. But they each got there in different ways.

The Golden Eagles extended their unbeaten streak with a draw and a win. Meanwhile, the Horizon League rival Panthers and Phoenix hooked up for a thrilling Chancellor's Cup match in midweek then had disappointing results on the weekend.

Quick kicks: State women's recap

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The nationally ranked Marquette and UW-Milwaukee women's soccer teams continued their winning streaks in conference play this week, while UW-Green Bay saw a trend continue, too – unfortunately for the Phoenix, it was a struggle to score.

Get all the highlights in our weekly recap of the Golden Eagles, Panthers and UW-Green Bay.

Edgewood teams clamp down on foes

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Four games and four clean sheets for the Edgewood College soccer teams this week.

Neither Eagles side gave up a goal in a pair of Northern Athletics Conference matches, with the women's team beating Marian and Benedictine and the men's team knocking off Benedictine on Saturday after a scoreless draw with Lakeland in midweek.

Quick kicks: Division I men's teams

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The Marquette, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay men's soccer teams all ended the week with the same number of wins as losses for the year. But they each got there in different ways.

The Golden Eagles extended their unbeaten streak with a draw and a win. Meanwhile, the Horizon League rival Panthers and Phoenix hooked up for a thrilling Chancellor's Cup match in midweek then had disappointing results on the weekend.

2011 WIAA boys state tournament

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With sectional final scores coming in from across the state, the field is coming together for the 30th annual WIAA boys soccer state tournament.

Here's the schedule for the tournament, which starts Thursday at Uihlein Soccer Park's Time Warner Cable Stadium in Milwaukee and concludes with championship games in all three divisions next Saturday.