Badger Sports Roundup, Oct. 6

In this edition: women's and men's soccer on winning track; women's tennis' McGaffigan falls in qualifying

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Men's soccer shuts out Penn State


The men's soccer team handed No. 15 Penn State (1-1 Big Ten, 6-4) a 1-0 defeat Sunday on the road with a brotherly effort from the Badgers (1-1 Big Ten, 7-6 overall). Freshman defender/midfielder Aaron Hohlbein scored the only goal on a free kick midway through the first period. Junior forward Jed Hohlbein was fouled and younger brother Aaron took the penalty kick, firing it past PSU freshman goalie Matt Novchich. With the win, Wisconsin junior goaltender Eric Hanson leads the Big Ten in shutout wins with five. Hanson and Novchich had five saves apiece. 


Women's soccer gets long-awaited win


After suffering a dry spell, the women's soccer team (2-4-0 Big Ten, 6-6-1 overall) finally got a win against Northwestern (2-3-0, 6-5-0) Sunday at home. The 2-1 comeback win is the first for the women since a 2-0 win over Indiana Sept. 19.


The game was scoreless until the 71st minute, when Wildcat freshman midfielder/defender Tori Bohannon took the team's only shot on goal off an assist from senior midfielder Aileen Guiney, resulting in a score.


Wisconsin came back with two scores in the final 15 minutes of the game to give them a much-needed win. Junior midfielder Molly Meuer took a 30-yard shot from sophomore midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth that went past Northwestern freshman goaltender Whitney Jones at 76:37.  A Northwestern penalty gave senior midfielder Jenny Kundert a shot on goal with two minutes left. She made the goal for her sixth of the season.

Wisconsin had nine shots on goal, compared with Northwestern's one. Jones made six saves. Freshman Kristin Sonderman did not make any saves in the win. 


McGaffigan falls at women's tennis tournament


Junior women's tennis player Katie McGaffigan fell to Georgia sophomore Evgenia Subbotina in two sets, 6-2 and 6-2 at the Riviera/ITA Women's All-American Championships Saturday. McGaffigan fell in a pre-qualifying round of the tournament. Wisconsin senior Shana McElroy, ranked No. 79 in ITA preseason rankings, automatically entered the qualifying round.

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