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From Sunday's action: Wisconsin's golf teams fair well, soccer struggles

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Johnson takes second as Badgers place third overall


Wisconsin senior golfer Malinda Johnson nearly took first place at the 2003 Badger Invitational but settled for second after losing a tiebreaker to Michigan State senior Allison Fouch. 


Johnson, who had nine birdies in 36 holes, led her team to third place overall, as the Badgers finished with a team score of 627. Johnson teed off Sunday in first place, followed by Fouch, who had a 73. But Fouch shot a 71 in the second round, tying Johnson. Fouch won the ensuing tie-breaker on the second hole, beating Johnson by one stroke to take the title.


Michigan State came out on top after shooting a 608 as a team. Purdue stood between MSU and Wisconsin with a 619.


Johnson was not the only Badger to contribute, as freshman Nicki Morse finished seventh overall with a 152, while freshman Jill Ries shot a 166, good for a tie for 30th . Sophomore Jackie Obermueller took 34th with 170 and freshman Taryn Rechlicz finished with a 172.


Tassistro takes sixth at Badger Invite


Six proved to be the magic number for the Wisconsin men's golf team, as junior Kevin Tassistro took sixth place with a score of 148 and the team placed sixth overall with a 605 cumulative score at the 2003 Badger Invitational.


The tournament was shortened to 36 holes after numerous rain delays but that did not stop North Carolina-Wilmington, who finished first with a 585. Individually, Michigan State freshman Craig Revell took the men's title after shooting even 70s both days for a combined score of 140. Tassistro had three birdies and finished three over par, with a 78 Sunday. Freshman Ryan Conn saw success in his debut as a Badger, as he finished with a 152 and a tie for 25th place. Junior Dylan Esterling and freshman Garrett Jones tied for 31st place by recording scores of 154 while junior Brian Brodell had a 156.



Men's soccer drops close game


With 19 seconds left in the game, the men's soccer team suffered a tough loss as Brown scored a goal that put Wisconsin down 4-3.


The Badgers (3-4), could not stop senior forward Adom Crew as he notched his second goal of the goal with just 19 seconds left, getting the ball by Badger junior goalie Eric Hanson.


For Wisconsin, junior forward Jed Hohlbein played an outstanding game, recording his first hat trick as a Badger. He also had an assist against Yale, making him the top scorer of the tournament. Hohlbein was one of three Badgers named to the all-tournament team. Senior midfielder Watson Vaughan Prather and junior midfielder Noah Goerlitz, who was also named Defensive Player of the Game, were also on the list.


Brown started the offensive barrage with a goal early in the game but Wisconsin rebounded quickly with two of its own, within minutes of each other. Before the first half ended, Brown scored again, knotting the count at two apiece. Brown maintained the lead and never looked back, scoring early in the second period. Although the Badgers responded with another Hohlbein goal, Crew knocked Brown's final goal into the net to finalize the score at 4-3 in favor of Brown.


Hanson had a season-high eight saves in the loss. 


Women's soccer falls as Nebraska notches late goal


In similar fashion to the men, the women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 contest late in the second period to conclude the Rocky Rococo Invitational in Madison.


Ashley Carter's goal for Nebraska against UW freshman goalie Stefani Szczechowski with less than two minutes proved to be the difference. Wisconsin (4-2-1 overall) played without senior midfielder Jenny Kundert, who was injured, but freshman forward Emily Kintzer stepped in late in the game to pick up a goal for UW.  The Cornhuskers, on the other hand, scored midway through the first period but remained relatively quiet until the last few minutes, when they pulled ahead.


Szczechowski had one save for Wisconsin while Nebraska goaltender Brooke Bredenberg collected seven.


Wisconsin placed third overall in the tournament, going 0-1-1, followed by Iowa State. Nebraska and Michigan both finished 1-0-1 but Michigan held the tiebreaker in that it had a higher goal differential than Nebraska.

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