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Women's soccer falls to Marquette; volleyball sweeps; Barry Alvarez day

Women's soccer: Badgers fall to Marquette

After a surprising tournament run in which the seventh-seeded Wisconsin women's soccer team won the Big Ten Tournament, the Badgers (13-9-2) fell 1-0 to No. 12 Marquette Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Marquette freshman defender Katie Kelly scored the game's lone goal at 36:46 off a corner kick after a Wisconsin foul.

Marquette out-shot Wisconsin 8-7, although the Badgers dominated in second-half shots, with seven compared to the Golden Eagles' five. Badger sophomore goalie Lynn Murray made one save, while Marquette sophomore goaltender Laura Boyer made two.

Volleyball: Badgers sweep Iowa

The No. 13 Wisconsin volleyball team swept Iowa 30-20, 30-28, 30-23 on the road Friday night. Because Minnesota and Purdue lost to their opponents, Wisconsin (19-5 overall, 11-4 Big Ten) has sole possession of second place in the conference race, behind Penn State.

"I thought we played a good match tonight," head coach Pete Waite said. "Our kids came out with a little more focus and intensity. Our game plan was to connect on the center and right side of the court and we did a good job of that. We came up with some big numbers."

Wisconsin hit .317 as a team and held Iowa (14-13, 4-10) to .157. Senior middle blocker Sheila Shaw led Wisconsin with 16 kills and a .517 hitting percentage. Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Reineke recorded five blocks as Wisconsin outblocked Iowa 9-5. Sophomore libero Jocelyn Wack led the way with a match-high 22 digs and sophomore setter Jackie Simpson contributed 43 assists and 10 digs.

After the Badgers dominated the first game, Wisconsin and Iowa battled back and forth in the second game. Wisconsin led 19-17 but Iowa scored seven straight points to take a 24-19 lead. But Simpson had a kill and a block solo to kick off a 7-2 Wisconsin run and tie the game at 26-26. Kills from Shaw and senior Aubrey Meierotto, as well as an Iowa error, gave Wisconsin a 2-0 lead. Wisconsin controlled the third game, at one point leading 21-12, and easily won 30-23.

Wisconsin faces No. 17 Minnesota Saturday night in Gopher territory.

Nov. 12 designated as ‘Barry Alvarez Day'

In honor of football coach Barry Alvarez' last home game, Gov. Jim Doyle proclaimed Nov. 12, 2005, as "Barry Alvarez Day" throughout the state.

"Barry Alvarez is an iconic college football coach," Doyle said in a release. "And Wisconsin is fortunate to have had one of the nation's best football coaches on our sidelines for the last 16 seasons. He has built one of the best football programs in the country - one that all of Wisconsin can be proud of."

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