Badger Sports Roundup, Oct. 24

Women's soccer wins again, McGaffigan advances to ITA Regional quarterfinals

Women's soccer soars over Phoenix

The Wisconsin women's soccer team allowed only two shots on goal against in-state opponent UW-Green Bay in a 5-1 victory Sunday in Madison.

Wisconsin (13-4-1 overall) is now 11-0 against the Phoenix (3-10-3) with the 5-1 win.

Junior Katy Lindenmuth notched a game-high two goals for Wisconsin while junior Amy Vermeulen recorded two assists. The Meuer sisters, senior Molly and freshman Katy also added a goal apiece, as did sophomore Allison Preiss.

"The key today was our group defending," head coach Dean Duerst said. "We were relentless today and pressured the ball everywhere on the field."

Wisconsin out-shot Green Bay 25-8 in the win, which puts the Badgers on a five-game win streak. Green Bay junior midfielder Catherine Kadar scored on a penalty kick to erase Wisconsin's hopes of a shutout.

Both Green Bay and Wisconsin used two goaltenders in the net. Wisconsin freshman Lynn Murray collected both of Wisconsin's saves while Badger sophomore Stefani Szczechowski allowed the goal. For Green Bay, freshman Brooke Wikgren gave up two goals and had four saves while freshman Ryann Werner stopped four shots but allowed Wisconsin's other three goals.

Men's rowing competes at Head of the Charles

The Wisconsin men's rowing team opened its season at the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta in Boston Sunday, with the varsity four team finishing fifth and the varsity eight team placing 19th in the championship races.

The varsity four finished in 12:53.98, behind Harvard, the only college team to finish ahead of the Badgers. The team's fourth-place finish was its best at the Head of the Charles in five years. The USRowing boat won the event in 12:12.43. The Wisconsin varsity eight boat finished in 11:26.05 while the Cambridge University Boat Club won the event in 10:43.026.

Wisconsin graduated all of its varsity members from last year and has no seniors on this year's team.

"We performed as we expected to, the guys are a little disappointed with the result, but they did well, and realize there is plenty of room for improvement," Badger head coach Chris Clark said.

McGaffigan heads to ITA Regional quarterfinals

Wisconsin senior tennis player Katie McGaffigan advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, held in Minneapolis, after defeating Drake's Zorana Stefanovic 6-1, 6-0 Sunday. She previously beat Northwestern's Andrea Yung 4-6, 6-3 and 6-1, and DePaul's Petra Rehusova 6-4 and 6-1 on Saturday in order to advance to Sunday's competition.

McGaffigan and senior Lindsay Martin, ranked No. 16 in the nation, defeated Northwestern's Alexis Prousis and Valerie Vladea 8-4 but fell to Illinois' Marcall Harnkins and Brianna Knue 8-3 in the semifinals to end their tournament run.

McGaffigan is the only Badger remaining in the tournament. Martin lost her singles match in the round of 32 Saturday, while sophomore Caitlin Burke, sophomore Kaylan Caiati and freshman Chelsea Nusslock all lost their matches in the round of 64 Saturday.

Men's tennis ends tournament run

Juniors Jordan Raemisch and Mark Weinig fell to Michigan State's Andrew Formanczyk and Nick Rinks 8-5 in the round of 32, ending Wisconsin's run in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday. Formanczyk and Rinks won their second match and advance to the quarterfinals Monday.

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