Soccer loses, cross country wins awards

Women's soccer falls to Michigan; Schumacher named coach of the year

Michigan knocks Badgers out of Big Ten Tournament

Michigan forward Melissa Dobbyn scored a goal at 81:51 to put the Wisconsin women's soccer team out of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday in Columbus. Michigan defeated in a 1-0 heartbreaker, the second straight year the Wolverines have pushed the Badgers out of the Big Ten Tournament. Last year, Michigan won 1-0.

Sophomore midfielder Kara Kabellis led the Badgers (15-5-1 overall) with three shots on goal but Michigan out-shot the Badgers 15-13 in the loss. Freshman goaltender Lynn Murray collected three saves while Michigan netminder Megan Tuura had two.

"It was an intense game, and I'm proud of the way our team played," head coach Dean Duerst said. "It was frustrating that we didn't convert all the opportunities we had, but I'm still happy with how we competed."

The Badgers will learn next weekend whether they have been selected for the NCAA Tournament.

Men's cross country brings in conference honors

Wisconsin men's cross country head coach Jerry Schumacher earned conference coach of the year honors while junior Simon Bairu was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year.

Schumacher earned his fifth coach of the year award in his seven years coaching in the Big Ten. The award is his fourth consecutive conference award.

Bairu won the Big Ten Cross Country Championships Sunday in Iowa City, Iowa, his second straight title, and for his efforts, he won his second straight athlete of the year award.

Bairu, senior Matt Tegenkamp and sophomore Chris Solinsky made the all-Big Ten list while junior Bobby Lockhart and senior Tim Keller made the second-team list.

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