Badger Sports Roundup

Wisconsin's volleyball, women's and men's soccer teams each improved their records Friday with victories on the road.

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Volleyball wins at Texas State Premier tournament, moves to 3-1

The Wisconsin volleyball team opened play at the Texas State Premier with a sweep victory over the host Texas State Bobcats,  30-18, 30-17, 30-20.

The Badgers had 12 service aces in the match led by four each from Jill Odenthal and Morgan Shields. Texas State failed to ace Wisconsin in the match.

The UW dominated the match, jumping out to a 6-1 lead in Game 1 and an 8-2 lead in Game 2. Game 3 was tighter, with six ties including at 16-16. But hitting errors, which plagued the Bobcats all evening, proved to be their downfall in Game 3. Texas State recorded five errors over the last half of the game to fall in its home opener.

Wisconsin controlled the net, hitting .351 percent compared to .139 percent for Texas State. Aubrey Meierotto recorded a match-high 14 kills, connecting on .520 percent of her attacks. Odenthal added 11 kills.

Shields and Lisa Zukowski shared the team lead with six digs each. Shields paced the Badgers with 35 assists.

The Badgers continue tournament play on Saturday when they take on Louisiana Tech (3-1) at noon and eighth-ranked Pepperdine (3-1) at 5:30 p.m.

Women's soccer team moves to 2-1 with road victory

Jenny Kundert tallied her first two goals of the season to lead the Badgers to the their second victory of the year, 3-1, over Northern Illinois Friday. Kara Kabellis added her first career goal in the victory, which moved Wisconsin to 2-1-0 on the season. The Huskies fell to 0-3-0.

Kundert notched her first goal of the season at the 25:13 mark off an assist from Marla Froelich, giving the Badgers a 1-0 lead.

Wisconsin pushed its lead to 2-0 with just 2:08 remaining in the opening half. The Badgers earned a corner kick and senior Bethany Heine served up a perfect ball to Kabellis, who headed the ball past Huskie keeper Carrie Dvorak.

Kundert tallied her second goal of the game at 69:28. Her four points Friday moved her to tenth place on the Badgers all-time scoring list, with 54 career points.

The Huskies avoided the shutout with 10 minutes remaining when Jill Heikkila took a pass from Denise Papke and chipped a shot from 20 yards out over Wisconsin keeper Stefani Szczechowski.

The Badgers next take to the field when they return home Sunday to contend with undefeated Kansas (3-0-0) at 1 p.m.

Men's soccer scores come-from-behind victory at UNLV Tournament

David Martinez's first goal of the season capped a comeback win for the Badgers, who moved to 2-1-0 on the season.

Trailing 2-1, Wisconsin tied the game when Nick Van Sicklen tallied his second goal of the game at 75:51. Just more than three minutes later, Martinez added another to give Wisconsin its margin of victory, 3-2.

UNLV (0-3-0) had taken the lead early in the second half after notching a pair of goals to take a 2-1 lead.

Badger goalkeeper Eric Hanson recorded his 11th career win in his 22nd straight start for the UW.

Wisconsin continues play at the UNLV Tournament Sunday with a noon competition with Mount St. Mary's (Md.).


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