Men’s soccer team faces tough weekend

· Oct 4, 2001 Tweet

The University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team looks to rebound from a tough loss on Wednesday night for two games on the road this weekend. They play UW-Milwaukee at 3:00 p.m. Friday and then open their Big Ten season Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at No. 19 Penn State.

The Badgers (6-2-1) are hoping the positive start to their season doesn’t wither away. Since starting the season 5-0, UW has gone 1-2-1 in its last four games.

This weekend will prove to be a challenge for Wisconsin. Friday the Badgers face a UW-Milwaukee team coming off an emotional 2-1 victory on Wednesday night against

Marquette, the same Golden Eagle team that UW tied a week earlier. The Panthers (8-2-0 overall, 5-0-0 at home) have a very powerful offense, led by senior Ryan Seymour (seven goals, six assists for 20 points) and freshman Antou Jallow (eight goals for 16 points). But the UW-Milwaukee defense is also very tough, allowing less than one goal a game.

Then the Badgers travel Sunday to No. 19 Penn State, who are coming off a 4-1 loss to No. 6 Indiana. The Nittany Lions (5-2-1, 1-1 in the Big Ten), who have been ranked as high as No. 8 this season, are very similar to the Panthers. They have not lost at home and possess some very impressive wins.

The Badgers realize this is a very tough stretch in their schedule, especially with Indiana coming to town next week. How the Badgers play in the next few games will define their season.


This article was published Oct 4, 2001 at 12:00 am and last updated Oct 4, 2001 at 12:00 am


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