Looking for its first Elite Eight appearance since 1991, the Wisconsin women's soccer team went into Chestnut, Mass. Friday night hoping to pull off an upset win over No. 7 Boston College. But the Badgers did not contain the Eagles' explosive offense and fell 1-0 at Newton Soccer Field.
The Wisconsin men's hockey team hits the road this weekend for a WCHA series against St. Cloud State.
The Wisconsin women's basketball team began its defense as the best team in the state with a 64-55 victory over the UW-Milwaukee Panthers at the Klotsche Center Thursday evening. Controlling both ends of the court for the majority of the game and at one point leading by 14, the Badgers cruised to their second win of the young season.
His quotes coming out of Rome last year were pretty startling.
When the Wisconsin women's hockey team faced off against Wayne State last Friday, there was one player on the Badger bench who was probably the most anxious to get back out on the ice. And when she did, freshman forward Brianna Decker made the most of it.
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Head coach Bret Bielema only expressed satisfaction during his weekly press conference Monday. His team is fresh off a performance against Michigan that showed both the offensive and defensive might of the Wisconsin football team. He also expressed excitement for what the remainder of the 2009 season holds for his team.
This weekend, I will be in the press box at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., watching the Badgers take on Northwestern. Once the game and the interviews are over, I'll blast out of Illinois and back to Madison, praying to make it home in time to catch the end of a game halfway across the country.
After finishing the regular season with a 9-5-5 record overall and a third place finish in the Big Ten, the Wisconsin women's soccer team was expecting an NCAA tournament bid. However, it is hard to say if anyone predicted the Badgers would win their first two games of the tournament.
After losing the top scorer from last year, many expected players like junior forward Jon Leuer to step forward and pick up the slack for Wisconsin. If Sunday night is any indication, Leuer is more than up to the task.
After being unable to break a 1-1 tie following 90 minutes of regulation and 20 minutes of sudden death overtime, the only option left to claim a victor between Wisconsin and Arizona State was penalty kicks. Badger goalkeeper Michele Dalton came up with two huge saves to give the Badgers a 4-3 advantage on penalty shots and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Wisconsin and Minnesota took their heated rivalry to the volleyball court Sunday afternoon at the UW Field House. An announced crowd of 4,341 watched as the Golden Gophers made quick work of the Badgers, sweeping UW in three straight sets.
With just over a minute to go in the third period, the Wisconsin women's hockey team looked set to claim a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wayne State Thursday night. But when a loose puck bounced off the boards and onto the stick of the Warriors' freshman forward Gina Buquet, she found herself with an open shot at the Wisconsin goal and scored to tie the game.
The Wisconsin men's hockey team closes out a three-week home stand this weekend against the Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves. The Badgers look to continue to improve within the WCHA after picking up two points last weekend against the Gophers.