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Women's soccer beats Jayhawks in OT; Volleyball splits four scrimmage games

Women's soccer beats Jayhawks in OT

The No. 25 Wisconsin women's soccer team scored a "team goal" in overtime to defeat No. 23 Kansas 3-2 Sunday in Topeka.

Badger senior midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen took a shot on Jayhawk sophomore goaltender Colleen Quinn, which ricocheted off Quinn and deflected off a Kansas defender's chest into the net. That gave Wisconsin (2-0) the 3-2 win at 97:18.

Wisconsin senior midfielder/forward Katy Lindenmuth scored both of Wisconsin's goals in regulation, with one coming at 18:46 and the other less than a minute into the second period, at 45:39.

Kansas senior forward Caroline Smith took a shot on goal, which ricocheted off a Badger and into the net at 11:57. Kansas junior defender Nikki Alvarez converted a corner kick for Kansas' second goal at 51:21.

Kansas took four corner kicks in a row, including three in overtime, but Wisconsin's defense stopped all of them.

"We really defended well, especially when they had four corners in a row," Wisconsin coach Dean Duerst said. "Our team showed resilience on the defensive end. It was a great example of two good teams battling it out. It was any team's game."

Wisconsin sophomore goalie Lynn Murray collected four saves, as did Quinn. Kansas outshot UW 15-12 and had six corner kicks to UW's four.

Wisconsin hosts Oklahoma Friday in Madison, the first game of the Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge. Wisconsin also faces Oklahoma State Sept. 4.

Volleyball splits four scrimmage games

The Wisconsin volleyball team split its four intrasquad scrimmages Saturday Night, with the White team winning the first two games 30-23 and 33-31, and the Cardinal taking the last two 31-29 and 30-28.

The No. 10 volleyball team displayed some of its depth during the preseason scrimmage at the Field House. Six Badgers had 10 or more kills, while seven had double-digit digs and three had double-figure assists.

Redshirt freshman outside hitter Audra Jeffers had a team-high 23 kills, as well as two blocks, while competing for both teams.

Freshman defensive specialist/libero Faye McCormack, who played for both teams, recorded a team-high 21 digs and helped the Cardinal team to its 31-29 win by finishing the game with three consecutive service points. Freshman Katherine Dykstra led all players with seven blocks while the Badgers as a team collected 22.

"I think our team defense is a lot better than it was last year, combining that with our block is really going to create some problems for the opponents," Wisconsin coach Pete Waite said.

Sophomore setter Jackie Simpson and junior setter Katie Lorenzen recorded 57 and 51 assists, respectively. Simpson also recorded five straight service points in the third game.

"I thought both setters did a pretty nice job," Waite said. "We've moved them back and forth, I think we have great depth there."

Wisconsin faces San Jose State Friday at the Air Force Falcon Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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