Men's and women's soccer, Sept. 3

Women defeat Missouri 2-1; men fall to Evansville 2-1

Badgers snare Tigers 2-1

The women's soccer team (3-0) struck quickly and effectively, defeating Missouri 2-1 Friday at the Nike Tiger Invitational in Columbia, Mo.

Freshman forward Taylor Walsh scored Wisconsin's first goal on an assist from junior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen just five minutes into the game. Vermeulen put up a goal of her own at 27:47, which was all the scoring Wisconsin needed.

"Taylor's early goal gave us tremendous momentum," head coach Dean Duerst said. "Quick scoring may not happen all the time, but we're certainly going after teams right away."

Missouri's Jennifer Nobis scored at 42:24 to cut Wisconsin's lead to one.

Soccer drops opener to Evansville

The men's soccer team fell to Evansville 2-1 Friday night at the Big Toe Soccer Invitational in Madison. Wisconsin scored first, as senior forward Jed Hohlbein notched a goal on an assist from senior midfielder/forward Nick Van Sicklen just 6:39 into the game.

Evansville did not score until late in the game, when freshman midfielder Cory Elenio got the ball past UW goalie Eric Hanson for the goal at 69:47. Junior forward Dan Brouxup scored the game-winner at 79:17. Hanson had three saves and two goals allowed while Evansville goaltender Corey Southers gave up one goal but had 12 saves.

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