Amy Vermeulen made sure the Badger women's soccer team's winning ways continued Sunday. Her hat trick propelled No. 18 Wisconsin to a 5-3 win over Boston College, improving the Badgers to 6-0-0 this season.
Vermeulen also scored two goals in the Badgers 3-0 win over North Dakota State Friday and now has eight goals and three assists in six games this season.
Vermeulen's second goal of Sunday's match gave Wisconsin a 2-1 lead just more than eight minutes into the contest. That margin stood until the 38:49 mark in the first half, when Wisconsin junior Katy Lindenmuth tallied her third goal of the season. Boston College narrowed the lead to 3-2 early in the second half, but sophomore Allison Preiss notched the eventual game-winner at the 54:36 mark for her third goal of the year. Vermeulen put the finishing touches on the game with 18 seconds remaining.
The Badgers' six-game winning streak ties the best mark in head coach Dean Duerst's 11-season tenure.
"Our upperclassmen really stepped up today and led us to the win," Duerst said. "We were able to make the individual plays at big moments of the game and that was a key to our success."
Men's golf wins share of invitational
Wisconsin made up a six-stroke deficit on the final day of the 14-team Michigan Radrick/Farms Invitational Sunday to win a share of first place with Purdue and Memphis.
Sophomore Garrett Jones led the Badgers with a three-round total 2-under-par 214, good for second place individually behind Memphis' Keven Fortin-Simard (211). Freshman Jeff Kaiser finished ninth with a 217, the second-lowest score in a college debut in Wisconsin history.
The Badgers finished with a seven-over par (871) as a team and had the lowest team score (289) in Sunday's final round.
Men's soccer bests No. 20 Tulsa
Wisconsin improved to 2-2-0 this season with a 3-2 upset win over No. 20 Tulsa Sunday at the Coca-Cola Panther Classic in Milwaukee.
Nick Van Sicklen gave Wisconsin a 1-0 edge at 18:32 but Tulsa's Ryan Pore got the equalizer a minute later. Badger sophomore Reid Johnson, though, scored two uncontested goals to put Wisconsin up 3-1. Pore added his second goal with just more than six minutes remaining, but the Badgers held on for the win.
Wisconsin senior netminder Eric Hanson made 10 saves Sunday and was named the tournament's goaltending MVP.
The Badgers lost 3-0 to Penn Saturday, also at the UW-Milwaukee tournament.
Volleyball tops Rhode Island
Wisconsin improved to 3-2 with a 30-28, 21-30, 30-20, 30-20 win over Rhode Island Saturday in the Jayhawk Invitational.
Sheila Shaw led the Badgers' attack with 18 kills, while Marian Weidner and Aubrey Meierotto added 15 and 11, respectively.
Women's golf places 10th
The Badgers finished 10th in the 15-team Northern Invitational over the weekend.
Sophomore Nicki Morse finished tied for 40th with a career 54-hole low 234.
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