Senior forward Jed Hohlbein notched his second hat trick of the season as the Wisconsin men's soccer team downed Marquette 5-3 Wednesday evening in Milwaukee. The Badgers (9-8 overall) have swept all three of their in-state rivals after defeating UW-Milwaukee 2-1 and UW-Green Bay 4-1. The win puts the Badgers above .500 for the first time in the 2004 season.
"We played well with the exception of 20 minutes in the second half," said head coach Jeff Rohrman after the game. "Sweeping the state is a goal we strive for every year and it´s nice to finally get it done. The guys played well in all of those matches. They took great pride in the games and put the effort into it."
Down 1-0 early in the game, Hohlbein scored his first goal to tie the game and a minute later added his second. He notched his final goal just seconds into the second period.
"Jed was filled with energy and enthusiasm. He was so happy to be out on the field and it was great to have him out there. He had a great game, and took the chances he had very well," said Rohrman.
Marquette scored an own-goal on a Wisconsin corner kick, giving the Badgers another goal. Senior forward Nick Van Sicklen also scored for the Badgers.
Senior goalkeeper Eric Hanson had four saves and Marquette netminders Andy Kroll and Steven Grow had a save apiece.
Badgers defeat Wildcats 3-0
The Wisconsin volleyball team improved to 16-5 overall and 10-3 in the Big Ten with a 3-0 win over Northwestern Wednesday night at the Field House. Wisconsin swept Northwestern 30-19, 30-19 and 30-20 for its eighth straight win.
The Badgers out-hit the Wildcats (8-15, 3-10) .394-.157, with senior hitter Marian Weidner hitting a match-high 14 kills. Wisconsin had 56 kills compared with Northwestern's 36.
On defense, Wisconsin out-dug Northwestern 45-36, with freshman libero Jocelyn Wack recording 18 saves. The Badgers also out-blocked the Wildcats 7-3. Freshman middle hitter Taylor Reineke had three block assists and one solo block.
Vermeulen makes first-team all-Big Ten
Junior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen was selected as a first-team all-Big Ten pick Wednesday. Vermeulen currently leads the Badgers in points with 33, goals with 11 and assists with 11.
Sophomore midfielder Kara Kabellis and junior midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth were named to the second-team conference list, while goaltender Lynn Murray made the all-freshman team.
Wisconsin, the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament, will play third-seeded Michigan at Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament in Columbus.