Women's soccer prevails
The Badgers women's soccer team rebounded from a season-opening loss Friday and defeated St. Mary's 3-1 Sunday. The victory moves Wisconsin to 1-1 on the season. Both games this weekend were part of the Cal Invitational.
The Badgers jumped out to a 2-0 halftime lead and did not look back.
Katy Lindenmuth got the Badgers on the board first at the 29:31 mark with her first goal of the season. The sophomore took a cross from Jenny Kundert and beat Gael goalkeeper Alicia Artuso from eight yards out to give UW the 1-0 lead.
Wisconsin got a key insurance goal with just 10 seconds remaining in the first half as Sarah Capel scored unassisted. The junior worked her way through the St. Mary's defense before ripping a shot from 10 yards out.
Friday evening Wisconsin lost 2-1 in a match with No. 16 California, the host school for the Cal Invitational
The Badgers next take the field Sept. 5 when they travel to Northern Illinois. The Badgers open the home season at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7 when they host Kansas.
Men's soccer gains first victory
Playing their second game in the Rocky Rococo Invite in Madison Sunday, the UW men's soccer team claimed a 1-0 victory over Northern Illinois (0-2). The win evened the Badgers record at 1-1. Wisconsin lost 1-0 to No. 20 New Mexico on Friday.
Middleton-native Jed Hohlbein's first goal as a Badger proved to be the game-winner. The junior transfer from Southwest Missouri State had three of six UW shots on goal and through two games paces his teammates with four shots on goal and 13 total shots.
The eventual game-winning goal came 10:24 into the game. Freshman Aaron Witchger's shot on goal deflected off of Northern Illinois goalkeeper Steve Goletz. Hohlbein knocked in the rebound for the goal. Witchger was credited with an assist.
The game may have only had one goal, but not for a lack of opportunities.
Jed Hohlbein's younger brother, defender Aaron Hohlbein, and Wisconsin midfielder Noah Goerlitz represented the Badgers on the all tournament team.
The Badgers make their first road trip of the young season next weekend when they participate in the UNLV Tournament, Sept. 5 and 7 in Las Vegas, Nev. Wisconsin plays the host UNLV Rebels Friday night at 9:30 p.m. before taking on Mount St. Mary's (Md.) at noon on Sunday.