Badger Sports Roundup

Historic win for men's hockey; volleyball falls in Ann Arbor; women's hockey postponed; results for men's and women's soccer, rowing and women's swimming

Men's hockey: Pavelski scores twice in win

Sophomore forward Joe Pavelski notched two goals and an assist as Badger men's hockey team knocked off St. Cloud State 3-1 Saturday at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.

With the win, the No. 13 Badgers (2-1-1 overall, 1-0-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) earned their 600th all-time WCHA victory.

Junior forward Robbie Earl contributed three assists and senior forward Ryan MacMurchy scored a Badger power-play goal, the first of the night and the first of season for MacMurchy.

Wisconsin was up 2-0 in the second period when St. Cloud State's Andrew Gordon scored a power-play goal on an assist from senior forward Joe Jensen.

Badger junior goaltender Brian Elliott finished with just 14 saves and one goal allowed, while junior netminder Bobby Goepfert collected 25 saves and gave up two goals for the loss for the Huskies (1-2-1, 1-0-1). Wisconsin hosts Alaska-Anchorage next weekend.

Volleyball: Wolverines upset Badger

The No. 7 Wisconsin volleyball team dropped just its second match of the year Sunday, losing to Michigan on the road in Ann Arbor. The Badgers won the first and third games 30-24 and 30-28 but lost games two, four and five 30-18, 30-25 and 16-14. This is the first time the Badgers have lost to the Wolverines (10-9 overall, 4-6 Big Ten) since 1996.

"It was a tough loss. Michigan is a good team and we really missed Aubrey Meierotto out on the court," head coach Pete Waite said. "(Meierotto) is our leader and a great talent."

Meierotto did not play because she was ill. That left junior middle blocker Maria Carlini to lead the Badgers with a career-best 29 kills and a .532 hitting percentage. She also added 10 digs, recording her sixth double-double of the season.

Senior Katie Lorenzen and sophomore Jackie Simpson split setting duties, with Lorenzen adding 37 assists and Simpson adding 26.

Sophomore libero Jocelyn Wack recorded 18 digs to lead the Badgers and to stretch her double-figure digs streak to 50 matches.

Heading into the fifth game tied with the Wolverines 2-2, the Badgers pulled out from a 12-9 deficit to even the score at 12-12 with a block from Simpson and senior middle blocker Sheila Shaw. Michigan pulled ahead 13-12 but Wisconsin responded with a Carlini kill to tie the game; Michigan went up one point but Carlini added another kill to tie the game at 14-14. Michigan sophomore Katie Bruzdzinski recorded a kill and UW had a hitting error to give Michigan the upset win.

Wisconsin travels to No. 3 Penn State and No. 20 Ohio State next weekend.

Women's hockey: game postponed

The Wisconsin women's hockey game at Minnesota State-Mankato was postponed Saturday after a water main broke near the All Seasons Arena. The make-up game is scheduled for Nov. 13 in Mankato, Minn.

Women's soccer: Badgers defeat Ohio State

The Wisconsin women's soccer team knocked off Ohio State 3-1 Sunday in Madison. Seniors midfielder/forwards Amy Vermeulen and Katy Lindenmuth, and redshirt freshman forward Taylor Walsh contributed goals. Junior forward/midfielder Allison Priess had two assists.

In net, Badger sophomore goaltender Lynn Murray had four saves while OSU's Staci Sinkway had three in almost 87 minutes of play. Wisconsin (8-8-2 overall, 2-6-1 Big Ten) out-shot Ohio State (6-9-2, 3-7-0) 16-9 and held an 8-1 advantage on corner kicks.

Men's soccer: Badgers lose to Wolverines

The Wisconsin men's soccer team (5-10-0 overall, 0-4-0 Big Ten) fell 4-2 to Michigan (8-6-1) in Ann Arbor Sunday. Redshirt freshman forward Victor Diaz and junior midfielder/forward William Bagayoko scored Wisconsin's goals.

"We came out really strong in both halves," head coach Jeff Rohrman said. "I thought after starting strong we were in good shape, but we didn't respond to goals like we should have, and didn't play consistent throughout the game."

Wisconsin junior goalkeeper Jake Settle recorded four saves but also gave up four goals. Sophomore netminder Mike Hood replaced Settle and had two saves in 12 minutes. Michigan's Peter Dzubay had three saves and allowed one UW goal. His replacement, Ryan Bennet, had four saves and gave up one goal.

Rowing: Badgers compete at Head of the Charles

The Wisconsin men's and women's lightweight rowing teams competed at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston over the weekend.

The men's varsity four boat placed sixth in 17 minutes, 14.618 seconds; the only collegiate boat to finish ahead of the Badgers was Harvard, which finished in 16:55.062. The other boats that beat Wisconsin were national teams. Wisconsin's varsity eight boat finished ninth overall and fourth among collegiate boats in 15:20.570.

The Wisconsin women's lightweight eight boat placed third at the Head of the Charles in 18:09.445, the best finish among collegiate boats. The London Training Center, which included three Canadian world champions, won the race in 17:41.641.

Women's swimming: Badgers fourth at SMU Classic

The Wisconsin women's swimming and diving team placed fourth out of six teams at the Southern Methodist University Classic in Dallas, Texas, over the weekend.

Freshman Yi Ting Siow earned three first-place finishes to lead the Badgers. She set a school record in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:11.59, winning the event and earning an NCAA automatic qualifying time. She also won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:01.51, an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. She also won the 400-yard IM in 4:16.34.

Men's track: Badgers dole out team awards

The Wisconsin men's track and field team held its annual banquet Sunday and announced its 2004-05 award winners and 2005-06 team captains.

Distance runners Matt Tegenkamp and junior Chris Solinsky, both All-Americans, shared the Dan McClimon Most Valuable Athlete award for their performances throughout the season.

Junior Demi Omole earned the Dr. Walter Deike Outstanding Track Athlete Award after placing fourth in the 60-meter dash indoor national championships and third in the 100 meters at the outdoor national championships.

Other awards went to: senior Paul Check and junior Tim Nelson (Friends of Wisconsin Track Most Improved Award); senior Alonzo Moore (Tom Jones Outstanding Field Event Athlete); and junior Nathan Brown (University of Wisconsin Badger Award for dedication and commitment to the team).

Brown, senior Simon Bairu, senior Rick Bellford and senior Joe Detmer will be captains for the upcoming season.


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