Wisconsin's women's soccer team took advantage of a late first half goal to secure a 2-1 win over in-state rival UW-Milwaukee.
The Badgers controlled the action for most of the game, holding the Panthers to one shot on goal, but that single shot found the net, tying the contest midway through the opening period.
Wisconsin's Kara Kabellis, though, gave the Badgers a 2-1 lead with just six seconds left in the first half. The Badgers tallied 11 shots on goal.
With the victory, Wisconsin improves to 9-8-1 overall and 2-0 against in-state competition this season. The Badgers also defeated Marquette 3-0 on Sept. 9 and have one game remaining in intrastate competition coming up on Sunday when they host UW-Green Bay.
The hosts opened the scoring at the 7:51 mark. Bethany Heine took a free kick from 35 yards out and Molly Meuer made a run at the ball and headed it past UWM goalkeeper Kerri St. Aubin from inside the penalty kick stripe for her fourth goal of the season.
The Panthers (8-8-1) got a bit of a gift in scoring the equalizer at the 26:04 mark. Badger defender Elly Patterson attempted to clear the ball out of the penalty area via a header, but the ball went directly to Elizabeth Chudy who lofted a shot from 20 yards out over the outstretched reach of UW keeper Stefani Szczechowski.
The Badgers wrap up their regular season Sunday when they host UW-Green Bay for a 1 p.m. kickoff.
UW 1: Molly Meuer (4) from Bethany Heine at 7:51.
UWM 1: Elizabeth Chudy unassisted at 26:04.
UW 2: Kara Kabellis (5) from Katy Lindenmuth at 44:54.
Shots: UW-Milwaukee 2, Wisconsin 17
Saves: UW-Milwaukee 9 (Molly Schneider 4; Kerri St. Aubin 5), Wisconsin 0