The Badgers played in another long game this Friday, and again they were left wondering. Wisconsin lost a tough overtime game at home against Big Ten opponent Michigan, 2-1.
This season the Badgers (0-3-0 Big Ten, 1-7-1 overall) have played resilient soccer despite losing more games than they have won. The Friday contest was no exception.
Wisconsin dominated the offensive side of the ball taking 12 shots in the second half. The 12 shots added to the Badgers total of 19 compared to Michigan’s 10. However, Wisconsin only put three of those 19 shots on goal while the Wolverines (2-5-2, 1-1-2) landed 70% of theirs.
Wisconsin senior midfielder Jacob Brindle started the scoring with a goal in the 79th minute on an assist from freshman forward Tom Barlow. Brindle filled his usual substitute role and gave the team a much-needed spark. This was his second goal on the year and 13th as a Badger. Michigan held Wisconsin’s freshman stud forward Mark Segbers to just one shot.
The Wolverines countered Brindle’s goal just three minutes later to even the score. Michigan’s junior forward James Murphy was the one responsible for sneaking the ball past the Badgers freshman goalie Adrian Remeniuk to tie the game and change the momentum. It was not until the eighth minute of overtime when Wolverine defender Rylee Woods scored the game winner to break Wisconsin’s heart.
The Badgers host intra-state opponent Green Bay Tuesday, Oct. 7 with hopes of finalizing in close situations.