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Duerst sets new mark for coaching victories as women's soccer team tallies fourth straight win. Volleyball, men's cross country in polls.

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Duerst becomes winningest coach as Wisconsin defeats Marquette


The Wisconsin women's soccer team (4-1 overall) came away with its fourth straight victory Tuesday in the form of a 3-0 victory over Marquette. With the Badger shutout, coach Dean Duerst earned his 109th win, surpassing former women's soccer coach Greg Ryan as the winningest coach in the program's history. Ryan had 108 wins from 1986-'93.                                  


Duerst earned his record-setting win at home, as his team easily defeated the Golden Eagles. The Badgers maintained control over the game, posting 17 shots to Marquette's eight. Senior midfielder Jenny Kundert, recently named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, scored Wisconsin's first goal midway through the first period.  Although the Badgers maintained the lead, a pep talk from Duerst bolstered their spirits and they notched two goals and 10 shots in the second period. Sophomore midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth and freshman midfielder Kara Kabellis put points on the board. Kabellis also recorded the assist on Lindenmuth's goal.  Freshman goalie Stefani Szczechowski had two saves in her first shutout.



Volleyball falls to No. 25 in polls


The Badger volleyball team fell one spot in the USA Today/AVCA Poll, from No. 24 to No. 25. The drop comes after a loss to Pepperdine in the Texas State Premier finals last weekend. The 4-2 team was originally rated No. 17 in the nation according to the USA Today/AVCA preseason polls. 



Men's cross country second best in nation


According to the 2003 Mondo Men's Cross Country preseason polls released Tuesday, the men's cross country team is the No. 2 squad in the country, topped only by defending NCAA Champions Stanford. The men's team began its season Aug. 29 with a win at the Hawkeye Invitational. They will next compete in the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis Sept. 27.  The Badgers boast three All-American players: sophomore Bobby Lockhart, junior Josh Spiker and junior Matt Tegenkamp, who was also the 2002 Big Ten Champion and the 2002 Big Ten Athlete of the Year.

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