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Women's and men's soccer victorious; volleyball falls in tough match

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Women's soccer crushes Hoosiers 2-0


Jenny Kundert's goal in the first period was all the Badgers (1-0-0 Big Ten, 5-2-1 overall) needed to defeat Indiana 2-0 Friday in the Big Ten opener at Wisconsin's McClimon Track and Soccer Complex.


Kundert, a senior midfielder who sat out against Nebraska with an injury, took a pass from freshman forward Emily Kintzer and produced a goal, her fifth of the season. Wisconsin freshman goaltender Stefani Szczechowski had three saves for the shutout. The Badgers finally scored their second goal midway through the second period on a penalty kick from freshman midfielder Kara Kabellis, her third goal this season. The Badgers had 10 shots on goal, compared with Indiana's eight.


The Badgers next face Purdue at home Sunday.


Men's soccer blanks IUPUI at Dayton Classic


The men's soccer team (4-4-0 overall) could have stopped at one goal and it would have been enough to send the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Jaguars packing. Instead, they kept on going, scoring five goals to IUPUI's none at the Dayton Marriott Flyer Classic Friday night.


Juniors forward Jed Hohlbein and forward/midfielder Nick Van Sicklen each notched two goals for Wisconsin while freshman forward/midfielder Reid Johnson earned his first goal as a Badger. Hohlbein leads the team with six goals this season. Freshman midfielder/defender John Scripp had two assists while junior midfielder Noah Goerlitz, senior midfielder Watson Vaughan Prather, freshman midfielder Aaron Witchger and freshman midfielder/defender Frank Iaizzo each tallied one.


UW manhandled the Panthers, outshooting them 23-3. Junior goaltender Eric Hanson had one save and rookie Jake Settle, who had his first minutes in the goal, had none.


Wisconsin will play host Dayton Sunday afternoon.


No. 5 Georgia Tech stymies volleyball Badgers


The Wisconsin women's volleyball team attempted to do what eight other teams had already failed at this season: beat Georgia Tech. However, the Badgers could not get past the Yellow Jackets (9-0), despite winning the first two games.


The No. 24 Badgers (6-3) handed Georgia Tech two losses, 30-24 and 33-31, before losing the final three games 26-30, 27-30 and 10-15 of the match at the Georgia Tech Invitational.  


Wisconsin played solid matches, earning a five-game record for hitting percentages with .340 and outhitting Georgia Tech 87-81 in kills.


Middle blockers sophomore Sheila Shaw and freshman Amy Bladow posted new career highs of 24 and 14 kills, respectively. The outside hitters also contributed, as junior Marian Weidner had 19 kills and sophomore Aubrey Meierotto had 14, with junior Jill Odenthal adding 13.


Senior setter Morgan Shields also put on a show with 75 assists, despite coping with an injured wrist. The Badgers also had a solid blocking corps, with five blocks from Bladow and four from Meierotto. The Yellow Jackets outplayed the Badgers in digs, as they contributed 66 to Wisconsin's 60, and in serving. Georgia Tech had eight service aces and five errors compared to two Wisconsin aces and 15 errors. 


Wisconsin plays South Florida and Western Carolina Saturday.

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