Senior forward Aaron Lauber notched the game-winning goal just 5:19 into the game, as the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team held Texas Christian scoreless to gain a 2-0 victory in TCU’s home tournament on Sunday.
UW goalkeeper Moriba Atiba Baker recorded a season-best nine saves en route to his ninth career shutout.
Lauber scored his fourth goal of the season, and second game-winner, off a pass from senior forward Dominic DaPra at the 5:19 mark of the first half. The Badgers gained some insurance just before halftime as junior midfielder Perry Smith found freshman David Martinez for a goal in the 44th minute.
The goal marked the first points of the season for both Smith and Martinez.
The Horned Frogs outshot Wisconsin 19-16 in the contest while each team attempted five corner kicks. TCU goalie Michael Lahoud posted eight saves.
This victory over TCU came just days after UW lost its first game of the season to Southern Methodist University on Sept. 21.
No. 1 ranked SMU was too powerful for Wisconsin as the Mustangs won 6-0. Luchi Gonzalez led the way for the Mustangs with two goals and one assist. SMU had 17 shots in the game, 11 of which came in the second half.
DaPra, the Badgers’ leading scorer of the season, had four shots, but was not able get a shot past the solid SMU defense and goalkeeper Byron Foss. Wisconsin’s
Baker played 64 minutes and recorded four saves. The six goals allowed were the most scored on the Badger defense since Wisconsin lost 3-7 to Ohio State in 1999.