Badger Sports Roundup, Oct. 10

Van Sicklen earns hat trick, women's rowing dominates and soccer shuts out Iowa

Van Sicklen hat trick leads Badgers to upset

Senior forward Nick Van Sicklen notched a hat trick and an assist as the Wisconsin men's soccer team (5-6-0 overall, 1-1-0 Big Ten) defeated No. 9 Penn State (5-2-5, 0-2-1) Sunday in Madison.

With the game tied at three goals apiece and less than a minute left in regulation, sophomore midfielder/forward Reid Johnson sent a ball to Van Sicklen, who scored the game-winning goal, his third of the night.

Johnson scored Wisconsin's other goal at 26:45, with assists from Van Sicklen and senior midfielder Noah Goerlitz.

Wisconsin senior goaltender Eric Hanson collected six saves while Penn State netminder Conrad Taylor had only one.

Openweights dominate at Head of the Rock

Wisconsin's women's openweight crew team won each event it entered at the Head of the Rock in Rockford, Ill., Sunday.

The varsity eight won its event in 15:43.20, while the novice eight team finished first in 17:04.90.

"Today was a great day for all the girls, and especially our team as a whole," head coach Bebe Bryans said. "They did a great job staying composed and showed lots of progress and confidence while competing."

The women's lightweight crew team also competed at the Head of the Rock and the varsity eight came out with a win, finishing the 2.75-mile course in 17:11.31. The novice boat finished in third in 20:03.08.

Women's soccer shuts out Iowa

The Wisconsin women's soccer team defeated Iowa (0-10-2 overall, 0-6-1 Big Ten) 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Madison, thanks to a big second half.

The Badgers pelted Iowa goaltender Britta Vogele with 15 shots in the second half, two of which went past her and into the net. Junior midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth and junior defender Jessica Ring scored goals for Wisconsin (9-4-1, 3-4-1).

Sophomore goalkeeper Stefani Szczechowski had two saves while Vogele had nine.

Badger tennis competes at Wildcat Invitational

The women's tennis team competed at the Wildcat Invitational Friday through Sunday in Evanston, Ill.

Sophomore Kaylan Caiati picked up her first singles win of the fall season with a victory over Iowa State's Jill Palen. She was the only Badger to win a match Sunday.

Freshman Chelsea Nusslock, who won twice Saturday, fell to Northwestern's Valerie Vladea 6-3 and 6-4, while sophomore Nicole Belica lost to DePaul's Clare Chmeil 6-3 and 6-4 Sunday, after winning a match Saturday.

In doubles play, junior Lexi Goldin and Nusslock lost to Iowa State duo Elizabeth Chermel and Chrissy Derouin 8-5 and Belica and sophomore Madison Sellers fell to Illinois-Chicago team Melanie Humphry and Christina Oum 8-1 on Sunday.

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