Badger Sports Roundup, Oct. 11

In this edition: coverage of volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swinning and women's golf

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Badger volleyball sweeps Hawkeyes


The Wisconsin volleyball team crushed Iowa in three games Friday, defeating the Hawkeyes 30-24, 30-19 and 30-23.


No. 21 Wisconsin (4-1 Big Ten, 12-4 overall) took 53 kills, hit .252 percent and racked up 12 team blocks.


Sophomore middle blocker Sheila Shaw led Wisconsin in kills with 13, with senior outside hitter Lisa Zukowski added 11. Freshman middle blocker Amy Bladow had nine kills and eight blocks, which tied her personal-best record.


On defense, senior defensive specialist/libero Jill Maier had 19 digs, tying her career best and Zukowski contributed 12. Freshman middle blocker Maria Carlini added nine digs, as did senior setter Morgan Shields, who also racked up 43 assists.  


For Iowa (0-6 Big Ten, 5-10 overall), junior outside hitter Laura Simpson led the team with 14 kills and junior libero Pam Kavadas had 19 digs.


The win puts Wisconsin at the top of the Big Ten, along with Purdue and Penn State.


Women's soccer soars above Hawkeyes


The women's soccer team added a win on the road as it defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 2-1 Friday night.


Wisconsin's defenders put the points on the board, as junior defender Molly Meuer scored the game-winner off assists from senior defender Bethany Heine and sophomore forward Jessica Ring midway through the second period. 


The Badgers (3-4-0 Big Ten, 7-6-1 overall) led the scoring early in the match, as sophomore midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth earned her third goal of the season on an assist from freshman midfielder/forward Lindsay Walker. Iowa (0-6-1 Big Ten, 3-9-1 overall) bounced with a score of its own in the 24th minute when junior defender/midfielder Kitty Montgomery scored an unassisted goal.


Freshman goaltender Stefani Szczechowski made five saves while Iowa's junior Britta Vogele made seven.


Women's swimming commences season with win


The women's swimming team took first place-finishes in not one, not two, but all 13 events at the Wisconsin Invitational at the UW Natatorium.


UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee also participated. No team scores were tallied.

Senior swimmer Bethany Pendleton led the team, placing first in the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle while participating on a 400-meter relay team with sophomore Sarah Hernandez, sophomore Anna Trinidad and junior Carly Piper. Sophomore diver Amanda Witte took first on both the 3-meter board and the 1-meter board. Sophomore Cassie Kubley tied with Witte's 232.45 score in this event. 


Other first-place finishers include: freshman Amanda Rice (1,000-meter freestyle); Trinidad (200-meter freestyle); Hernandez (50-meter freestyle); senior Emily Pisula (200-meter butterfly); sophomore Emily Carpenter (100-meter freestyle); freshman Susan Johnson (200-meter backstroke) and freshman Sierra Lewis (200-meter breaststroke). The 400-meter medley relay of senior Molly Buhrandt, sophomore Amalia Sarnecki, freshman Christine Wanezek and sophomore Shannon Van Curen also grabbed a first-place finish. 



Men's swimming tops competition at Wisconsin Invite


The men's swimming team, like the women's, dominated in the Wisconsin Invite, taking firsts in all 11 swimming events at the Natatorium.


Senior Matt Marshall and the relay team of junior Adam Mania, Marshall, junior Eric Wiesner and senior Dale Rogers each smashed pool records in the 100-meter backstroke and 400-meter medley relay, respectively. The 400-meter medley record of 3:00.27 broke a record set by a United States team in 1988.


Marshall also took first-place finishes in the 50-meter freestyle and the 200-meter butterfly. Junior Tim Liebhold also swept the competition in two races, this time the 1,000-meter freestyle and the 200-meter backstroke.


Other top Badger finishers include: senior Pat Torpey (200-meter freestyle); Mania (200-meter individual medley); Rogers (100-meter freestyle); Wiesner (500-meter freestyle) and senior Kevin Zakrzewski (200-meter breaststroke).


In relay action, 400-meter medley relay team of Mania, Zakrzewski, freshman A.J. Lerner and freshman Scott Speer took first place.


UW-Stevens Point, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee also participated in the meet.



Women's golf takes 10th place at Legends Shootout


The women's golf team recorded its lowest 18 and 54-hole scores this season at the Legends Golf Course Oct. 6 and 7 in Franklin, Ind. The women shot a low score of 302 on 18 holes and a 912 total.


Senior Malinda Johnson tied for fourth place with a 54-hole score of 217. Sophomore Lindsay McMillan followed with a 225, good for 26th place and sophomore Jackie Obermueller tied for 49th place with a 232.



Men's soccer falls to Indiana


With one less player than usual, the men's soccer team was shut out by Indiana 3-0 Friday at home. Junior forward Jed Hohlbein took a red card in the 19th minute. The Badgers had 12 shots but none of them penetrated junior goaltender Jay Nolly's net. He made four saves while junior goaltender Eric Hanson collected three.


Hanson allowed three Indiana goals, from sophomore midfielder Pat Yates, freshman defenseman Julian Dieterle and junior forward Ned Grabavoy.


Wisconsin falls to 1-2-0 in the Big Ten and 7-7-0 overall while Indiana sits at 2-0-1 in the Big Ten and 4-3-4 overall.

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