Milwaukee v Wisconsin

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Milwaukee Women’s Soccer at Wisconsin

Milwaukee (2-2-2) at Wisconsin (0-3-3)

Sunday, September 12

When: 1:00 PM

Where: McClimon Soccer Complex – Madison, WI

The Milwaukee and Wisconsin women’s soccer teams enter Sunday’s contest in very different situations.  The Panthers are looking to sweep Big Ten opponents this season. Milwaukee already defeated Big Ten foes Ohio State and Michigan State. The Badgers are the final Big Ten opponent for Milwaukee, which faces opponents from the Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, and SEC in its nonconference schedule. The Panthers come into the match after a 1-1 draw against Marquette at Valley Fields on Wednesday.

The Badgers, who appeared in the Sweet Sixteen last year, are off to a slow start in 2010.  Ranked 16th in the NSCAA preseason poll, Wisconsin is still after its first win of the season.  The Badgers are having issues putting the ball in the net so far in the 2010 campaign, only scoring a total of two goals in their first six matches. The Badgers played South Dakota State to a scoreless draw on Friday.

Both squads have faced worthy opponents thus far in 2010. Milwaukee faced 3rd ranked Notre Dame in South Bend where they suffered a 3-0 setback to the Irish on August 22nd.  Wisconsin dropped contests to 4th ranked Portland (2-0) and 13th ranked UCLA (1-0).  Both the Panthers and Badgers tied Marquette, which is receiving votes nationally.

Last season the Panthers and Badgers played to a 0-0 draw.

The stop in Madison is one on a long stretch of road games for Milwaukee.  The Panthers are on a road trip that includes games at Kansas, Missouri, Cleveland State, Youngstown State, and Texas.  The game was originally scheduled to be played at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee. Due to the installation of field turf, Milwaukee will likely not play its first home game until October 8th.

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