Badger Sports Roundup, Sept. 5

Hohlbein earns hat trick; Badgers defeat Bears in OT; Badgers down Yellow Jackets

Hohlbein earns hat trick in Badger win

The Badger men's soccer team (1-1) defeated Dayton 4-1 Sunday in Madison, thanks to a hat trick by senior forward Jed Hohlbein. Hohlbein contributed two goals in the first half and one in the second en route to the hat trick. He also earned Big Toe Soccer Invitational Tournament MVP honors and made the all-tournament team along with younger brother Aaron Hohlbein and senior forward Nick Van Sicklen. Freshman midfielder Erik Ortega scored Wisconsin's fourth goal early in the second half. Senior goaltender Eric Hanson had four saves and gave up one goal to Dayton junior defender Nate Darr. Wisconsin placed second in the tournament behind Evansville.

Badgers take down Bears in overtime

Senior forward Marla Froelich had two goals in regulation and sophomore forward/midfielder Allison Preiss notched a goal in overtime as Wisconsin (4-0) defeated Baylor 3-2 in Columbia, Mo., Sunday afternoon at the Nike Tiger Invitational. Baylor took a 2-0 lead in the first half but Froelich responded with a goal to put the Badgers within one. Froelich picked up her second goal in the second half before Preiss notched her goal with one second remaining in the first overtime. Freshman goaltender Lynn Murray had five saves and gave up two goals as the Badgers won the Tiger Invitational.

Badger football stagnant in AP poll

After a 34-6 win over Central Florida Saturday in Madison, the No. 21 Badger football team (1-0) remained at the No. 21 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll. In addition to Wisconsin, five other Big Ten teams are ranked: No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 16 Iowa, No. 22 Minnesota and No. 25 Purdue.

Badgers topple Georgia Tech at Badger Challenge

The No. 23 Badger volleyball team upset No. 12 Georgia Tech 3-2 in Madison at the Badger Challenge Saturday night. The Badgers (1-1) knocked off the Yellow Jackets 30-22 in the first and third games but fell 26-30 and 19-30 in the second and fourth games. The Badgers won the decisive fifth game 20-18. Junior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto earned 20 kills and a career-high 23 digs in her first double-double.

"That was a big win for our program," head coach Pete Waite said. "It was really exciting just to see our players really step up against a very good team, to play consistently through the fifth game, and to just battle with everything they had."

Wisconsin as a team compiled 75 kills and 16 blocks, hitting .333 as a team, while Georgia Tech (0-4) posted 78 kills and 10.5 blocks. Junior outside hitter Aubrey Meierotto recorded 18 kills and six blocks in game one alone. Overall, Wisconsin tallied 75 kills and 16 blocks in the match.

"These are two well-matched teams," Waite said. "Last year, we went to Georgia Tech and we lost in the fifth, and it was a battle."

Wisconsin and Georgia Tech fought hard in the fifth game and tied at 16-16 but Wisconsin was given the 17th point on a violation by Georgia Tech. With the score tied at 18 apiece, Meierotto put up two consecutive kills to end the game.

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