Badger volleyball sends Purdue packing
The women's volleyball team fought hard to earn a 3-1 victory over Purdue, marking the 15th consecutive win over the Boilermakers (5-3 Big Ten, 12-6 overall). The No. 23 Badgers (5-2 Big Ten, 13-5 overall) defeated Purdue 30-28, 30-19, 29-31 and 30-28 Friday night on the road.
Wisconsin had five players in double-figure kills, out-hitting the Boilermakers 73-67. Sophomore outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto had a team-leading 17 kills. Junior outside hitter Jill Odenthal and senior outside hitter Lisa Zukowski contributed 14 kills apiece, with sophomore middle blocker Sheila Shaw and junior outside hitter Marian Weidner adding 10 each.
Senior setter Morgan Shields racked up 60 assists and three of Wisconsin's eight service aces. Purdue managed seven service aces.
On defense, senior defensive specialist/libero Jill Maier notched a career-high 22 digs. Wisconsin and Purdue each had 68 digs total. In blocks, Purdue led with 11 compared with Wisconsin's eight but it was not enough to stop the Badgers. Freshman middle blocker Amy Bladow led the team with three blocks.
Men's hockey falls to St. Cloud in conference opener
A third-period goal allowed St. Cloud State to hand the men's hockey team its first loss in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, Friday night in St. Cloud, Minn.
Husky junior forward Dave Iannazzo fired a shot past junior goaltender Bernd Bruckler for the game-winning St. Cloud goal at 1:31 in the third period. With the loss, the Badgers fall to 0-1-0 in the WCHA and 1-2-0 overall while St. Cloud sits at 1-0-0 in the WCHA and overall.
St. Cloud not only ended the scoring but started it as well, as sophomore forward Konrad Reeder put the puck past Bruckler with less than one minute left in the first period. Wisconsin came in with the equalizer midway through the second period when freshman forward Jake Dowell earned his first goal of the season.
In the net, Bruckler stopped 20 shots and sophomore goalie Jason Montgomery made 29 saves.
Women's soccer falls to Ohio State
No. 25 Ohio State shut out the women's soccer team (3-5-1 Big Ten, 7-7-1 overall) Friday in Columbus with a 2-0 decision.
Ohio State (3-2-3 Big Ten, 9-2-3 overall) notched the deciding goal midway through the first period, as freshman defender Melissa Miller took an unassisted shot past freshman goaltender Kristin Sonderman. OSU continued scoring with a goal from sophomore midfielder/forward Colleen Hoban in the second period. Miller and sophomore midfielder Danielle Dietrich were credited with the assist.
Sonderman recorded six saves while OSU junior keeper Emily Haynam tallied three.