Badger Sports Roundup

Murray, Bauer earn weekly honors; rowing results; poll roundup

Murray earns Big Ten honors

Wisconsin sophomore goaltender Lynn Murray was named the Big Ten defensive player of the week after not allowing a goal in the Wisconsin women's soccer team's final regular-season games.

Murray was instrumental in Wisconsin's 1-0 win over Northwestern Oct. 28, a game that gave the Badgers an invitation to the Big Ten tournament. After posting nine saves against the Wildcats, Murray then recorded two saves in Wisconsin's 2-0 win over Colorado College Sunday.

Murray, who shut out opponents in back-to-back games for the first time in her career, is the first Badger soccer player to earn Big Ten honors this season.

Bauer nets offensive player of the week award

Wisconsin junior forward Sara Bauer was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association offensive player of the week after her No. 3 Badgers swept North Dakota over the weekend. Bauer had four points, on two goals and two assists, including an assist on the game-winning power play goal Friday. Bauer has a streak of 16 games with at least one point.

Badgers race at Head of the Iowa

The Wisconsin men's and women's rowing teams competed at the Head of the Iowa on the Iowa River in Iowa City, Iowa, Sunday.

The Wisconsin women claimed first-place finishes in the open pair, novice four and lightweight four, and placed second in the open eight and novice eight. The men's team won all six events it entered: open eight, open four, lightweight four, open pair, novice eight and novice four.

In the polls. . .

The Wisconsin volleyball team (17-4 overall, 9-3 Big Ten ) moved up a spot to No. 10 in the USA Today Division I women's volleyball poll and in the CSTV/American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Badgers fell to No. 3 Penn State (21-2, 12-0) on the road but defeated No. 19 Ohio State (15-6, 8-4) Saturday in Columbus. Purdue (20-3, 9-3) is No. 15 and Minnesota (18-5, 8-4) checks in at No. 17 in both polls.

After sweeping Alaska-Anchorage over the weekend, the Wisconsin men's hockey team (4-1-1 overall, 3-0-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) moved up two spots, from No. 12 to No. 10 in the USA Today/American Hockey men's Division I poll. The Badgers jumped from No. 12 to No. 9 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll. WCHA foe Colorado College holds the top spot in both polls with a 7-1-0 record.

The Wisconsin women's hockey team (6-1-0) remained at No. 3 in the USCHO.com poll after easily sweeping North Dakota over the weekend. WCHA rival Minnesota-Duluth (6-2-0) claims the second spot, while Minnesota (6-2-0) sits at No. 4.


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