Badger Sports Roundup

In this edition-soccer teams fall in tight contests; golf teams' weekend finishes

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Badgers drop game to Dayton 3-2


Although the men's soccer team had a 2-0 lead, they could not protect it as they fell to No. 22 Dayton in the Dayton Marriott Flyer Classic.


Wisconsin (4-5 overall) began its scoring when freshman forward/midfielder Reid Johnson notched his second goal of the season late in the first period off an assist from senior midfielder Erol Goknur. In the second period, junior forward Jed Hohlbein, who was named a member of the All-Classic team after the tournament, took a penalty kick that went past senior goaltender Jason Kurdziel for the score.  The goal, scored at 50:26, was Wisconsin's last, as Dayton rebounded from a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals. Junior forward Chris Rolfe kicked an unassisted goal less than 10 minutes later, followed by a goal from senior midfielder Christian Porto with less than 15 minutes left in the game. With the score tied at two apiece, Wisconsin held Dayton at bay before Rolfe scored his second goal of the day with two minutes left.


Badger junior goaltender Eric Hanson had four saves, as did Kurdziel.


Wisconsin next faces the University of Illinois-Chicago Wednesday at the McClimon Track and Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis. 


Badger women's soccer team puts up solid game but no goals


Although the women's soccer team had 14 shots compared to Purdue's seven and 12 corner kicks compared to Purdue's three, UW could not score a goal as the Boilermakers defeated the Badgers 1-0.


Purdue (2-0-0 Big Ten, 6-1-1 overall) scored the game-winner early in the match, as senior forward Courtney Coppedge took an assist from redshirt freshman forward Sharon Pagorek that got past freshman goaltender Stefani Szczechowski. Despite several scoring opportunities, Wisconsin (1-1 Big Ten, 5-3-1 overall) could not respond to Purdue's goal.


Wisconsin next travels to Michigan to play the Wolverines Friday and Michigan State Sunday.


Men's golf takes seventh at Michigan tournament


A cumulative score of 888 was good enough for seventh place in a 15-team field for the men's golf team at the University of Michigan golf course. Wisconsin finished with scores of 302, 290 and 296 for the weekend; Big Ten teams Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State finished second, third and fourth (tie), respectively, while Xavier took first with a cumulative score of 853. 


Individually, junior Brian Brodell finished in a tie for 10th, the top Wisconsin finisher. Brodell shot a 215 during the event. Junior Kevin Tassistro took 22nd with a 221 overall while freshman Ryan Conn tied for 38th with a 225. Junior Dylan Esterling and freshman T.J. Blakemore placed 79th and 81st, respectively.


Women's golf places fifth at Mary Fossum Invite


Senior Malinda Johnson led her team to fifth place in the Mary Fossum Invite at Michigan State while tying for fifth place herself this weekend.


Johnson shot a 54-round total of 226 while the team overall had a 940 in the 16-team tournament. Michigan State was the top finisher with a 901 while Michigan tied for sixth, Illinois took eighth and Indiana followed with a ninth-place finish.


For Wisconsin, sophomore Jackie Obermueller shot a 233, good for 18th place. Freshman Nikki Morse placed 41st with a 240 while sophomore Lindsay McMillan tied for 43rd, one stroke behind Morse. Freshman Taryn Rechlicz shot a 255 but did not place.

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