Men's soccer: Buckeyes blank Badgers 1-0
It took one Ohio State score for the Badgers to drop their first Big Ten game of the season at home.
A pass from freshman midfielder Dustin Kirby to sophomore defenseman Dana York resulted in an OSU score midway through the first period. Wisconsin (0-1 Big Ten, 5-6 overall) was fired up early in the second half but never saw the net.
Freshman goaltender Jake Settle had three saves while OSU junior goalie Chad Brown collected two.
Wisconsin next faces a road contest with UW-Milwaukee (2-0 Horizon League, 7-3 overall) Oct. 1.
Women's soccer loses third straight
The women's soccer team fell to Michigan State 2-1 Sunday afternoon, suffering its third straight defeat to go to 1-3 in the Big Ten and 5-5-1 overall.
Freshman goaltender Kristin Sonderman started in net although she was issued a questionable red card after she committed a foul early in the second period. Freshman goalie Stefani Szczechowski, who received a red card against Purdue last Sunday, stepped in for Sonderman.
Senior defender Andrea Sied earned a goal for the Spartans on the ensuing penalty kick.
Sophomore midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth earned Wisconsin's only goal three minutes later on a header from junior forward Marla Froelich.
With the game tied, MSU fought back immediately, scoring the game-winning goal at 53:06. Senior midfielder Tiffany Laskowski earned the goal on assists from junior midfielder Ashley Lawson sophomore forward Emma Harris.
Sonderman and Szczechowski earned one save apiece while senior goalie Stacy Heller made nine for the Spartans.
Wisconsin next hosts Illinois Friday.
Women's golf places ninth at Lady Northern Invitational
The women's golf team got an early taste for the 2004 Big Ten Championship as it played the Scarlet Course at Ohio State, competing against all 11 Big Ten teams this weekend among a 15-team tournament field.
Wisconsin placed ninth overall but sat sixth among Big Ten teams, behind foes Ohio State, Michigan State, Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern. The team shot a 309-312-318 for a total of 939 over three days, just three strokes behind Northwestern. Texas shot 893 to win the tournament.
Senior Malinda Johnson, who took fifth overall, led the Badgers with a three-day score of 220. Sophomore Lindsay McMillan tied for 51st with a 241 while freshman Nicki Morse was just one stroke behind McMillan, tying for 51st. Sophomore Jackie Obermueller and freshman Carrissa Werlinger tied for 59th with 244s. Redshirt freshman Jill Ries also stepped on the course and shot a 245 over three days.