Women's soccer defeats Kansas
The women's soccer team (3-1 overall) saw success in its home opener as they defeated the Kansas Jayhawks (3-1 overall) 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Madison.
Jayhawk sophomore Caroline Smith, one of the top forwards in the country, scored both goals for her team, the first one coming on an assist from junior forward Rachel Gilfillan midway through the first period. UW notched the equalizer just two minutes later with a corner kick, as senior defender Bethany Heine delivered the ball to junior midfielder Molly Meuer. Before the half ended, Smith, the Big 12 Player of the Week, earned her eighth goal of the season off an assist from senior defender Lacey Woolf. UW kept things interesting by contributing yet another goal seconds before the end of the half when midfielder/forward Rachael Hansen put the ball past KU junior goaltender Meghan Miller.
The second half brought one last score, as senior midfielder Jenny Kundert kicked the game-winning goal off an assist from sophomore midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth.
Freshman goaltender Stefani Szczechowski had five saves in the game.
The Badgers next play Marquette at home Tuesday.
Men's soccer can't get past Mount St. Mary's
The men's soccer team (2-2) could not muster up the same energy they had against UNLV Friday in the UNLV tournament, as they fell to Mount St. Mary's (2-2) 1-0 in Las Vegas.
The game remained scoreless until early in the second half, when Mountaineer junior forward Kurt Borel got the ball past UW junior netminder Eric Hanson for the game-winner.
Wisconsin's defense held Mount St. Mary's to two shots in the first period but allowed 12 in the second period. Hanson recorded two saves Sunday and UW took 14 shots, five on goal.
The Badgers next face UW-Green Bay at home Wednesday night.