Wisconsin takes down No. 19 Illinois
The Wisconsin volleyball team (8-4 overall, 2-2 Big Ten), particularly its young athletes, put up a strong performance as a it defeated No. 19 Illinois 3-1 in the Field House Sunday afternoon.
The Badgers defeated the Illini (10-3, 2-2) 30-28, 25-30, 30-24 and 30-22, as sophomore setter Katie Lorenzen posted a career-high 61 assists and nine digs. Freshman middle blocker Taylor Reineke paced UW with nine blocks, while the Badgers out-blocked Illinois 16.5-8.5.
Junior middle blocker Sheila Shaw racked up 19 kills and a .429 hitting percentage, while sophomore outside hitter Maria Carlini had a career-high 13 kills.
Women's soccer dominates in 5-2 win
Sophomore midfielder/forward Allison Preiss picked up two goals and an assist in Wisconsin's 5-2 rout of Indiana (7-3-1 overall, 2-3-1 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon in Bloomington.
Junior midfielder/forward Marisa Brown scored Wisconsin's first goal at 16:34, followed by Preiss, who scored less than 10 minutes later, giving Wisconsin (8-3-1, 2-3-1) a 2-0 heading into the halfway mark. Senior midfielder/defender Molly Meuer, junior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen and Preiss added goals in the second half.
Sophomore defender Missy Vierling and sophomore defender/forward Megan Pipkins gave Indiana its two goals. Hoosier junior goaltender Lauren Fabbro had just one save and gave up five goals while Wisconsin freshman goaltender Lynn Murray collected four saves and gave up two goals.
"We played 90 all-out minutes today," head coach Dean Duerst said. "We came out aggressive and decided that this was our game."
Buckeyes shut out Badgers in conference opener
The men's soccer team did not bring the prolific offense the women boasted to its game Sunday, as the Badgers fell to Ohio State 1-0 in Columbus.
Ohio State (4-4-1 overall, 1-0-0 Big Ten) senior defender Eric Schwebach scored the game-winner at 27:34 on a double assist from freshman midfielder Xavier Balc and senior midfielder Peter Withers.
Wisconsin (3-6-0, 0-1-0) took 14 shots on goal and four corner kicks, but none made it past OSU junior goaltender Ray Burse Jr., who finished with a career-high seven saves. Wisconsin senior goaltender Eric Hanson had four saves.
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