Badger Sports Roundup

Wrapping up a win-filled Wisconsin sports weekend

Badgers named national team of the week

After upsetting Purdue 20-17 Saturday, the Badgers were named the FedEx Orange Bowl National Team of the Week Sunday. The Football Writers Association of America selects this award.

Wisconsin, the only undefeated team in the Big Ten, will face Northwestern at 11 a.m. Oct. 23. The Badgers' Homecoming game will be televised by ESPN.

Men's cross country wins Jim Drews invite

The No. 1 ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team won its third consecutive Jim Drews Invitational in La Crosse Saturday, finishing with 30 points.

Wisconsin claimed fourth through eighth place in the race, with junior Simon Bairu as the Badgers' highest finisher. Senior Matt Tegenkamp finished fifth, senior Tim Keller placed sixth, junior Bobby Lockhart earned seventh and sophomore Chris Solinsky finished in eighth place.

Women's cross country finishes 10th at Penn State invite

The women's cross country team finished 10th at the Penn State National Invitational Saturday. The Badgers finished with 351 points in the 41-team event, while No. 2 Providence won with 49 points and No. 5 Duke finished second with 60 points.

Sophomore Katrina Rundhaug was Wisconsin's top runner; she finished in 22nd place in 21:32 on the 6,000-meter course. Fellow sophomore ‘A Havahla Haynes placed 45th in 22:07 while junior Heidi Lane finished in 22:26, good for 64th place.

Badger soccer upsets No. 13 Michigan

The women's soccer team defeated No. 13 Michigan 3-1 in its final Big Ten matchup Sunday in Madison.

Junior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen came up big with her 11th goal of the season and an assist on junior midfielder/forward Marisa Brown's goal. Sophomore midfielder Kara Kabellis picked up Wisconsin's third goal. The three goals were the most the Wolverines had given up since Sept. 29, 2002, when they fell to Minnesota 4-0.

Michigan sophomore defender/midfielder Katelin Spencer scored the Wolverines' lone goal at 67:34.

Wisconsin (11-4-1 overall) finishes the conference season 5-4-1 in the Big Ten, the first time it has finished with a winning conference record since 2000. Michigan falls to 9-5-2 and 6-2-1. The Badgers will finish the regular season with four non-conference games.

Badgers shut out DePaul

Sophomore midfielder Aaron Witchger scored Wisconsin's lone goal as it defeated DePaul 1-0 in Chicago Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Nick Van Sicklen collected the assist for the Badgers, who move to 6-7-0 overall. DePaul fell to 2-11-3 overall.

"It feels great to get a win," said head coach Jeff Rohrman after the game. "We played well in the first half, and had the right approach and attitude. I'm quite pleased with our performance today."

Witchger notched his goal at 8:57 in the first half but Wisconsin kept offensive pressure on DePaul, taking 12 shots on goal. Wisconsin senior goaltender Eric Hanson had one save, thanks to a solid Badger defensive effort.

Freshmen step up at Michigan Invite

The men's tennis team completed its run at the Michigan Invitational in Ann Arbor Sunday, picking up four singles wins against Western Michigan University.

Freshman walk-on Brian Ko stepped onto the court for the first time as a Badger and defeated all of his opponents, including Western Michigan's Bryan Norville (6-4 and 6-4) Sunday. Ko also defeated Mike Brown of Michigan State 6-1 and 6-0 and Notre Dame's Yuichi Uda 7-5, 0-6 and 6-4.

Freshman Jeremy Sonkin defeated Tommy Dennis 6-3 and 6-2 and freshman Elliot Bisnow defeated Brady Crosby 6-7 (8), 6-2 and 7-6 (1). Junior Mark Weinig picked up Wisconsin's fourth singles win, defeating Alex Birchmeier 6-4 and 6-4. Senior Alex Kasarov, junior Jordan Raemisch, freshman Felipe Bellido and redshirt sophomore Mike Goodman lost their matches Sunday.

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