Women's soccer finishes regular season in strong fashion
Wisconsin closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory over UW-Green Bay, Sunday at Madison's McClimon Track and Soccer Complex. Senior Jenny Kundert led the Badgers with her team-leading seventh goal and an assist.
Wisconsin (10-8-1 overall) outshot the Phoenix 28-3 and placed 10 shots on net, while Green Bay forced Wisconsin keeper Stefani Szczechowski to make just two saves.
The Badgers took a 1-0 lead when Kundert headed fellow senior Bethany Heine's corner kick past Phoenix keeper Nora Kaitfors at the 12:28 mark in the contest.
UW-Green Bay (8-8-1) nearly tied the game in the 55th minute as Gwen Zimmerman almost had a breakaway, but Wisconsin defender Jessica Ring made a sliding tackle and combined with Szczechowski to prevent Zimmerman from finding the net.
Wisconsin took advantage of the Phoenix's missed opportunity just under two minutes later as Kara Kabellis slammed home a shot at the 56:42 mark off assists from Kundert and Molly Meuer to make it 2-0.
Freshman Rachael Hansen capped the scoring with her second goal of the season as she beat Kaitfors low to the right side from 12 yards out at 85:37.
Goaltenders star in men's soccer action
For the first time in nearly two full seasons under coach Jeff Rohrman, Wisconsin's men's soccer team came away from a game indecisively: the Badgers tied Northwestern Saturday, 0-0, the first tie in Rohrman's tenure at Wisconsin.
The goalies stole the show in the rain in Evanston, Ill. In pitching a mutual shutout, Wisconsin (1-4-1 Big Ten, 9-9-1 overall) goaltender Eric Hanson and Northwestern (0-3-3, 6-6-6) keeper Justin Pines recorded nine and seven saves, respectively.
"Eric held everything," Rohrman said. "He kept us in the game when (Northwestern) had some pretty dangerous opportunities."
Wisconsin senior midfielder Erol Goknur nearly put the Badgers ahead in the second half when he curled a shot from close range, but was turned away by Northwestern's Pines.
The Wildcats also created several opportunities, shooting 19 times, with nine of those coming on-goal. Wisconsin countered with 18 shots and seven on-goal.
Women's golf places 11th in tourney
For Wisconsin, senior Malinda Johnson tied for 23rd place by shooting a 229 overall score. Freshman Nicki Morse finished with a 230, tied for 26th place and sophomore Lindsay McMillan took 44th with a 240. Junior Samantha Forster shot a 250 and sophomore Jackie Obermueller had a 251.
The University of New Mexico finished first overall in the 12-team field with a score of 891 and Arkansas' Amanda McCurdy placed first individually with a 216.