Badger Sports Roundup

The Wisconsin sports week in preview, with notes on upcoming Badger sports events and recent matches.

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The Wisconsin football team (2-1) hosts North Carolina (0-2) on Saturday, Sept. 20. at 11:00 a.m. CDT. ESPN will televise the game live. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.


The 25th-ranked Wisconsin volleyball team (6-2) wraps up the non-conference portion of its season at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday. The Badgers will play three matches at the tournament taking on 10th-ranked Georgia Tech (10-0) on Friday at 6:30 p.m., in a match that will be broadcast on FoxSports North on Sept. 28. Wisconsin will face South Florida (5-5) at noon on Saturday and Western Carolina (6-3) at 2 p.m.

Wisconsin and Iowa went 4-0 combined against North Carolina State and Duke at Wisconsin's InnTowner Invitational last weekend. The Badgers swept the Wolfpack, 3-0, while downing Duke, 3-1.

Wisconsin sophomore Sheila Shaw was named the MVP of the InnTowner Invitational while senior Morgan Shields and junior Jill Odenthal were named to the all-tournament team.

Women's soccer

After seven non-conference matches to open the season, the Badgers (4-2-1) get Big Ten play underway at home this weekend. UW takes on Indiana at 7:30 p.m. Friday and hosts Purdue at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Badgers went 1-1-1 in their three home matches last week. UW opened the week with a 3-0 blanking of Marquette Tuesday. Jenny Kundert, Katy Lindenmuth and Kara Kabellis each tallied goals for Wisconsin. UW opened the Rocky Rococo Invitational with a 1-1 tie versus Iowa State. Freshman Emily Kintzer scored her first career goal in the contest. Nebraska scored with just two minutes remaining in the game to down UW 2-1 Sunday, ending the Badgers five-game unbeaten streak. Kintzer recorded her second goal in as many matches.

Wisconsin head coach Dean Duerst became the school's all-time winningest women's soccer coach in the win over Marquette. The victory gave Duerst career win No. 109. He surpassed his predecessor at UW, Greg Ryan, and is currently 109-74-24. Ryan went 108-32-7 from 1986-93.

Sophomore midfielders Katy Lindenmuth and Marisa Brown, junior defender Molly Meuer and senior forward Jenny Kundert were named to the Rocky Rococo Invitational All-Tournament Team for the Badgers.

Men's soccer

The UW  is on the road again this weekend traveling to Dayton, Ohio for the Dayton Flyer Tournament. Wisconsin takes on IUPUI on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and faces Dayton at 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The Badger men's soccer team (3-4-0) defeated Yale 2-0 last weekend, before losing to Brown 4-3 on a goal with just 19 seconds remaining in Sunday's game.

Junior Jed Hohlbein scored three goals in the 4-3 loss and assisted on both goals in the 2-0 win to record an eight-point weekend and earn all-tournament team honors. Wisconsin's Noah Goerlitz was named the tournament's defensive MVP and earned all-tournament honors as did the Badgers Watson Vaughan Prather.

Goalie Eric Hanson made 14 saves over the weekend and also recorded his seventh career shutout versus Yale.

Women's rowing

The women's rowing teams open 2003-04 with the third annual Milwaukee River Challenge. Teams will race 2.2 miles between Buffalo Street and Humboldt Boulevard through downtown Milwaukee. Boats will then turn around and be clocked for the 2.2 miles back to the start. The two times will be added to each other and the winners will be those boats with the lowest combined times.

Men's golf

Wisconsin travels to Michigan this weekend for the Northern Intercollegiate in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sept. 20-21.

The UW men tied West Florida for sixth place at the rain-shortened Badger Invitational held this past weekend at University Ridge Golf Course. The nine-team tournament, originally a 54-hole event, was cut down to 36 holes due to frequent rain storms. The Badgers  recorded a team score of 306 on their first 18 holes, which took place between Friday and Saturday. Wisconsin improved its score to 299 Sunday, finishing with a 605, 20 shots behind tournament champion UNC-Wilmington. 

Wisconsin's top individual was junior Kevin Tassistro, who finished tied for sixth place with a four-over par 148 (75-73-148).

Women's golf

The Badgers hit the road this weekend for the first of four away tournaments during the fall season. Wisconsin travels to Michigan State for the Fossum Invitational in East Lansing, Mich., Sept. 20-21.

 The UW women finished third overall with a 320-307-627 at the team's first-ever Badger Invitational at University Ridge this past weekend. With just 36 holes instead of 54 due to inclement weather, the Badgers bettered their round-one performance by 13 strokes to edge Northwestern by two strokes for third place in the nine team tournament. Michigan State won the invitational with a 608.

Senior Malinda Johnson shot two back-to-back rounds of par 72 to tie Michigan State's Allison Fouch for first place at 144. Fouch, though, birdied the second hole of a tie-breaker to claim the tournament's individual title.

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