Badger Sports Roundup

Football No. 17; Harriers second at Roy Griak; results from women's cross country, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's golf

Football: Badgers No. 17 in polls

After its 23-20 upset of Michigan Saturday night, the Wisconsin football team is ranked No. 17 in both the Associated Press poll and the hUSA Today coaches' poll, which were released Sunday. The Badgers entered the week at No. 24 in the coaches poll but were not ranked in the AP poll.

Among Big Ten squads, Michigan, for the first time since 1998, dropped out of the top 25. Ohio State is ranked No. 8 in both polls after dominating Iowa Saturday. The Hawkeyes also dropped out of the top 25. The second-highest ranked conference school in each poll is Michigan State, which comes in at No. 11 in the AP and No. 12 in the coaches. Minnesota (18/19) and Purdue (22/20) are also ranked.

Men's cross country: Badgers second at Roy Griak

The top-ranked Wisconsin men's cross country team placed second of 27 teams with 151 points Saturday at the 20th annual Roy Griak Invitational. Badger senior Simon Bairu won the individual title in 23 minutes, 43 seconds.

No. 5 Brigham Young University won the team event with 117 points and No. 13 Iowa placed third with 157 points.

Two other Badgers, both of whom redshirted last season, finished in the top 10 in their first official races. Freshman Stuart Eagon placed fifth in 24:15 and senior Anthony Ford, a transfer from Montana, took eighth in 24:27. Redshirt freshman Bryan Culver, and juniors Codie See and Teddy O'Reilly also competed.

Wisconsin next competes Sept. 30 at the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

Women's cross country: 12th-place finish for Badgers

The Wisconsin women's cross country team placed 12th of the 31 teams competing at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis Saturday. The Badgers finished with 278 team points while winner No. 7 Arizona State had 88. For Wisconsin, junior Katrina Rundhaug took 12th in 21:26.

Freshman transfer Christina Fiduccia placed 46th overall in 22:16, while fellow transfer senior Maggie Grabow finished just behind her at 22:34, good for 68th. Freshman Alicia Pabich and senior Linsey Smith also competed, finishing 75th and 77th, respectively. ASU senior Amy Hastings won the Roy Griak in 20:58.

Wisconsin will compete at the Notre Dame Invitational and at the Whitewater Open Sept. 30.

Women's soccer: Badgers tie and lose to open conference play

The No. 16 Badger women's soccer team (5-3-2 overall, 0-1-1 Big Ten) opened its conference season with a 2-2 tie of Iowa Friday in Iowa City and a 3-2 loss at Illinois Sunday.

On Friday, juniors midfielder Kara Kabellis and forward/midfielder Allison Priess scored Wisconsin's goals, while goalie Lynn Murray had three saves and two goals allowed, including one that came in the 80th minute and forced the overtime.

On Saturday, seniors midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen and midfielder Marisa Brown scored Wisconsin's goals but it wasn't enough, as Illinois tied the game at 2-2 and won in double overtime. Badger head coach Dean Duerst made a goaltender change in the second half, after Murray allowed two goals. Duerst put in junior Stefani Szczechowski, who had three saves before allowing the overtime goal.

Women's golf: Badgers 11th at Lady Northern

The Wisconsin women's golf team finished 11th of the 12 teams at the Lady Northern Invitational at the Indiana University Golf Course Saturday and Sunday. Wisconsin finished with a team score of 933 (313-304-316), while Purdue won the invite with a 3-over par 867. Purdue's Maria Hernandez and Illinois State's Samantha Richdale tied for first with scores of 214.

Sophomore Carissa Werlinger and freshman Jeana Dahl tied for 38th place with scores of 234 to lead the Badgers. Seniors Lindsay McMillan and Jackie Obermueller tied for 44th at 235, while sophomore Katie Elliott tied for 56th place at 239 and junior Jill Ries tied for 63rd place with a 244.

Men's golf: Badgers last at Wolverine Intercollegiate

The Wisconsin men's golf team finished last of the 15 teams at the Wolverine Intercollegiate in Ann Arbor, Mich., over the weekend. The Badgers shot an 896 (299-298-299) in the team portion, which host Michigan won with a 13-under par 839.

Junior Garrett Jones tied for 41st at 219, the Badgers' best finish. Freshman Nick Engen tied for 61st with a 223, while fellow frosh Tyler Obermueller took 75th with a 229. Michigan's Chritian Vozza earned medalist honors with a 205.

Men's soccer: Badgers drop a pair

The Wisconsin men's soccer team (4-4-0) fell to No. 24 Washington 2-1 and Portland 1-0 over the weekend at the Husky Fever Classic in Seattle.

On Friday, sophomore midfielder/forward Dirk Pearson scored the Badgers' lone goal in the 11th minute, taking a pass from sophomore midfielder Erik Ortega.

Wisconsin held Washington scoreless for most of the game but the Huskies' Ely Allen scored in the 73rd minute and Leo Totev added a goal late in the second overtime period to seal the win for Washington.

Badger netminder Jake Settle, who had eight saves, suffered a concussion late in the second half and was taken out. Sophomore goalie Mike Hood stepped in, recording three saves and a goal allowed.

"Mike played very well, he had some key saves and I was very happy with the way he stepped up after Settle went down," UW coach Jeff Rohrman said.

Sunday, Portland netminder Luis Roles recorded three saves in keeping Wisconsin out of the net. Portland's lone goal was scored by Alex Elliot early in the second half. Hood earned his first start and allowed one goal and stopped seven shots.

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