Archived Gameday Blog: Women's soccer vs. UCLA

Allison Metcalf chronicled all of the action as the Wisconsin women's soccer team took on Cincinnati with the Gameday Blog. Read the archived blog below.
 Women's Soccer Gameday Blog vs. UCLA(08/27/2010) 
6:52
Allison Metcalf: 
Welcome to the Wisconsin vs. UCLA Gameday Blog!
Friday August 27, 2010 6:52 Allison Metcalf
6:55
Allison Metcalf: 
This marks Wisconsin's first regular season game and fans are really starting to pour into the McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis.
Friday August 27, 2010 6:55 Allison Metcalf
6:56
[Comment From HBHB: ] 
Go Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 6:56 HB
7:01
Allison Metcalf: 
It is a beautiful day in Wisconsin. The weather decided to refrain from the usual August humidity and fans are enjoying the nice cool Lake Mendota breeze and 79 degree weather.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:01 Allison Metcalf
7:05
Allison Metcalf: 
The Badgers were tabbed at No. 20 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason poll, marking the first time the Badgers have fallen in the top 25 since skimming the poll at No. 25 in 2005. UCLA was ranked No. 3.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:05 Allison Metcalf
7:06
Allison Metcalf: 
The teams are doing a World Cup walkout. The Badgers are walking hand-in-hand with a youth club team
Friday August 27, 2010 7:06 Allison Metcalf
7:10
Allison Metcalf: 
Starting line-up for UCLA:
2 Leroux F
3 Barnes D/MF
5 Bywaters MF/F
7 Richmond MF
8 Williams D
10 Burk MF
17 Lee D
18 Wright MF
22 Wall MF/D
23 MArtinez D
27 Sandiford GK
Friday August 27, 2010 7:10 Allison Metcalf
7:12
Allison Metcalf: 
Wisconsin
6 Flannery M/D
7 Jacobsen M
8 Williams M
9 Sessions M
10 Francel D
12 A. Kelter M
14 Lam-Feist M
17 Johnson M
18 Dalton GK
22 Williams M
25 Bielefeld D
Friday August 27, 2010 7:12 Allison Metcalf
7:12
Allison Metcalf: 
Game time!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:12 Allison Metcalf
7:12
[Comment From HBHB: ] 
Badgers win the first set against William & Mary in volleyball 25-18
Friday August 27, 2010 7:12 HB
7:13
Allison Metcalf: 
22 is Kodee Williams for Wisconsin
Friday August 27, 2010 7:13 Allison Metcalf
7:14
Allison Metcalf: 
As the home team, the Badgers are sporting white for this event, UCLA is in blue
Friday August 27, 2010 7:14 Allison Metcalf
7:15
Allison Metcalf: 
After an offsides call Lindsey Johnson serves a great kick in front of the Bruins' goal box, but Dimmitt makes the save for UCLA
Friday August 27, 2010 7:15 Allison Metcalf
7:17
Allison Metcalf: 
Freshman Catie Sessions just set up a perfect ball for fellow rookie Kodee Williams, but the ball took a difficult bounce and the Bruins cleared it away
Friday August 27, 2010 7:17 Allison Metcalf
7:17
[Comment From IndyBadgerIndyBadger: ] 
Go Bucky from Indy!!!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:17 IndyBadger
7:18
Allison Metcalf: 
Sophomore Alev Kelter and 2009 All-Big Ten Freshman and second team All-Big honoree just took a shot from outside the 18, but it soared over the crossbar
Friday August 27, 2010 7:18 Allison Metcalf
7:20
Allison Metcalf: 
Both teams are doing a great job taking the ball out of the air, there have already been a lot of headers off of punts or goal kicks in this game
Friday August 27, 2010 7:20 Allison Metcalf
7:20
[Comment From IndyBadgerIndyBadger: ] 
Sounds like we're controlling the ball
Friday August 27, 2010 7:20 IndyBadger
7:20
Allison Metcalf: 
We are doing a great job of keeping possession, however, the game is very quick so neither team has very much time before their have to get rid of the ball
Friday August 27, 2010 7:20 Allison Metcalf
7:21
[Comment From PhantomPhantom: ] 
Is WI known for their offense or defense?
Friday August 27, 2010 7:21 Phantom
7:22
Allison Metcalf: 
Wisconsin is known for both. However Coach Wilkins incorporated a lot of intense defensive drills during the first two weeks of fall camp. The team has really focused on 1 v. 1 defense
Friday August 27, 2010 7:22 Allison Metcalf
7:24
Allison Metcalf: 
Lindsey Johnson is showing off her flip throw-in ability already. Wow, it looks great!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:24 Allison Metcalf
7:24
[Comment From PhantomPhantom: ] 
Are there a lot of fans tonight?
Friday August 27, 2010 7:24 Phantom
7:25
Allison Metcalf: 
There are a ton of fans at McClimon tonight and they keep pouring in!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:25 Allison Metcalf
7:26
Allison Metcalf: 
Barnes will take a corner kick for UCLA, other than that, the Wisconsin defense hasn't seen too much action on their end
Friday August 27, 2010 7:26 Allison Metcalf
7:26
Allison Metcalf: 
The Bruins made a great attempt, but Leigh Williams headed the ball out of Badger territory
Friday August 27, 2010 7:26 Allison Metcalf
7:27
[Comment From #1daltonfan#1daltonfan: ] 
Thanks for providing this feedback for those of us that couldn't make the game.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:27 #1daltonfan
7:27
Allison Metcalf: 
You are welcome! :)
Friday August 27, 2010 7:27 Allison Metcalf
7:28
Allison Metcalf: 
A great combination between Alev Kelter, Monica Lam-Feist and Leigh Williams in Bruins' territory, but a UCLA defender knocked it out of bounds
Friday August 27, 2010 7:28 Allison Metcalf
7:29
Allison Metcalf: 
Both keepers are sporting green and yellow jerseys tonight...Packer fans?
Friday August 27, 2010 7:29 Allison Metcalf
7:30
Allison Metcalf: 
The ball is back on Wisconsin's end, the Bruins just had a great series of passes, but a foul resulted in a stop in play. Dalton just took the kick and placed it well over the midfield line
Friday August 27, 2010 7:30 Allison Metcalf
7:30
[Comment From PotterPotter: ] 
Not sure about the rules of this league... what happens if they are tied at the end of regulation?
Friday August 27, 2010 7:30 Potter
7:31
Allison Metcalf: 
If they are tied after 90 minutes of regular, they will go into one 10 minute overtime. If the game is still tied, the teams will enter a second and final 10 minute OT. If the score remains 0-0 after two OTs, the game will result in a draw
Friday August 27, 2010 7:31 Allison Metcalf
7:32
[Comment From PhantomPhantom: ] 
What is the substitution rule in college? unlimited or once you leave you cannot go back in?
Friday August 27, 2010 7:32 Phantom
7:33
Allison Metcalf: 
In the first half players are not allowed to re-enter the game. In the second half, players are only allowed one re-entry.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:33 Allison Metcalf
7:33
[Comment From #1daltonfan#1daltonfan: ] 
Dalton IS NOT a packer fan. :-)
Friday August 27, 2010 7:33 #1daltonfan
7:35
Allison Metcalf: 
Ah yes...Michele is from Mt. Prospect, Ill.....she definitely cheers for the Packers No. 1 rival....the Bears.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:35 Allison Metcalf
7:35
Allison Metcalf: 
The Bruins just took a great shot, but it shot wide of the left post
Friday August 27, 2010 7:35 Allison Metcalf
7:36
Allison Metcalf: 
Hamann just answered for the Badgers and after settling a high kick she made an attempt at the Bruins net, but it soared over the crossbar
Friday August 27, 2010 7:36 Allison Metcalf
7:37
Allison Metcalf: 
This game has been very physical, you can tell that both teams entered this game in great physical condition. Both teams look strong.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:37 Allison Metcalf
7:38
Allison Metcalf: 
The Badgers are about to take a free kick about 10 yards outside the 18
Friday August 27, 2010 7:38 Allison Metcalf
7:39
Allison Metcalf: 
The Badgers passed the ball to Johnson who took a shot far outside the 18 that went over the crossbar
Friday August 27, 2010 7:39 Allison Metcalf
7:41
Allison Metcalf: 
With 17 minutes left in the first half Johnson threw a great ball into Lam-Feist who made a one-touch attempt at the net but it hit the post, definitely the best shot from either team all night
Friday August 27, 2010 7:41 Allison Metcalf
7:41
Allison Metcalf: 
Cline replaced Burk for the Bruins
Friday August 27, 2010 7:41 Allison Metcalf
7:42
Allison Metcalf: 
Barnes served a great ball into the Wisconsin goal box, but Dalton made a great save for the Badgers at the 30 minute mark
Friday August 27, 2010 7:42 Allison Metcalf
7:43
Allison Metcalf: 
Smith replaces Wall for the Bruins
Friday August 27, 2010 7:43 Allison Metcalf
7:45
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA is one of three currently ranked teams that Wisconsin will face in 2010. Wisconsin will battle No. 5 Portland at the Husky Invitational next weekend and No. 13 Penn State in October
Friday August 27, 2010 7:45 Allison Metcalf
7:45
Allison Metcalf: 
Cochlin replaced Hamann, Vogel replaced Kodee Williams for Wisconsin
Friday August 27, 2010 7:45 Allison Metcalf
7:48
Allison Metcalf: 
There is a fun student section at the game tonight. You would think we were at the Kohl Center with the great cheers they are coming up with. I even spotted a guy in the classic white and red overalls
Friday August 27, 2010 7:48 Allison Metcalf
7:50
Allison Metcalf: 
Wright received a yellow card for the Bruins, but after Wisconsin took the free kick, the ball remained on the Badgers' end
Friday August 27, 2010 7:50 Allison Metcalf
7:50
Allison Metcalf: 
Riley replaced Alev Kelter for the Badgers and Zadro replaced Barnes for the Bruins
Friday August 27, 2010 7:50 Allison Metcalf
7:51
Allison Metcalf: 
Whoa, the student section seems to be a fan of senior Darcy Riley! Great cheers from the stands when she entered the game!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:51 Allison Metcalf
7:52
Allison Metcalf: 
Erin Jacobsen has been all of the place for the Badgers tonight. The junior from Warrenville, Ill. has started every game since beginning her campaign in 2008.
Friday August 27, 2010 7:52 Allison Metcalf
7:52
Allison Metcalf: 
The ball is back into the possession of the Wisconsin offense
Friday August 27, 2010 7:52 Allison Metcalf
7:54
Allison Metcalf: 
After a free kick, Francel got a touch on the ball and Lam-Feist took another great shot for the Badgers, but UCLA's GK knocked it away
Friday August 27, 2010 7:54 Allison Metcalf
7:55
Allison Metcalf: 
Derya Kelter replaced Lauren Cochlin for the Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 7:55 Allison Metcalf
7:55
Allison Metcalf: 
Derya has a great fan base too! Lots of support from the McClimon stands for the Eagle River, Alaska native!
Friday August 27, 2010 7:55 Allison Metcalf
7:57
Allison Metcalf: 
The Bruins just made a cross in front of the 6-yard box, but a great header by freshman Catie Sessions, followed by a save by Dalton steared the ball clear of the Wisconsin defense
Friday August 27, 2010 7:57 Allison Metcalf
7:59
Allison Metcalf: 
Catie Sessions has performed very well in her first official game as a college athlete. She has shown great ball control and the ability to present a challenge for every ball
Friday August 27, 2010 7:59 Allison Metcalf
8:07
[Comment From #1daltonfan#1daltonfan: ] 
What does a gk have to do to actually rack up a save in the official stats?
Friday August 27, 2010 8:07 #1daltonfan
8:08
Allison Metcalf: 
The goalkeeper must have stopped a ball that otherwise would have gone into the goal
Friday August 27, 2010 8:08 Allison Metcalf
8:10
Allison Metcalf: 
There are currently 984 fans at McClimon tonight!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:10 Allison Metcalf
8:11
Allison Metcalf: 
I made a mistake in one of my posts, Sandiford is in goal for UCLA, I apologize
Friday August 27, 2010 8:11 Allison Metcalf
8:13
Allison Metcalf: 
They are currently playing Jump Arround....the student section is doing a great job supporting the Badgers right before the second half
Friday August 27, 2010 8:13 Allison Metcalf
8:13
Allison Metcalf: 
Let the second half begin!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:13 Allison Metcalf
8:14
Allison Metcalf: 
The fans are currently cheering "Let's go Badgers!" The sound is definitely traveling throughout the complex!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:14 Allison Metcalf
8:15
[Comment From ChristineChristine: ] 
As a freshman parent from Toronto, this is just incredible!!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:15 Christine
8:16
Allison Metcalf: 
Thanks for following! Our freshmen have brought great things to our program!!!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:16 Allison Metcalf
8:18
Allison Metcalf: 
The Badgers currently have five Canadians on the team. The latest additions are freshmen Kodee Williams and Genevieve Richard!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:18 Allison Metcalf
8:20
Allison Metcalf: 
Some great defense from junior Meghan Flannery prevented the Bruins from taking a shot inside the 6 yard box. UCLA had an attempt to serve the ball back into Wisconsin territory with a corner kick, but the ball bounced out of bounds and Dalton took the goal kick for the Badgers. However, the ball remains on Wisconsin's side.
Friday August 27, 2010 8:20 Allison Metcalf
8:21
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA took a free kick near midfield, but Leigh Williams knocked the ball out of the air and Alev Kelter followed up with a great ball clear
Friday August 27, 2010 8:21 Allison Metcalf
8:22
Allison Metcalf: 
After nearly 10 minutes of play, the Bruins have kept the ball on Wisconsin's end.
Friday August 27, 2010 8:22 Allison Metcalf
8:23
Allison Metcalf: 
However, a great freshman combo from Sessions and K. Williams! Sessions sent the ball up the sideline to Williams. Williams beat the UCLA defender and fired an excellent shot on goal. Despite a great effort by Williams, Sandiford made the save for the Bruins.
Friday August 27, 2010 8:23 Allison Metcalf
8:24
Allison Metcalf: 
Wisconsin just received a yellow card and UCLA will take a free kick outside the 18
Friday August 27, 2010 8:24 Allison Metcalf
8:26
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA's Richmond scored at the 55 mark off the free kick which was taken by Barnes. The score is now 1-0 UCLA
Friday August 27, 2010 8:26 Allison Metcalf
8:27
Allison Metcalf: 
Vogel replaced K. Williams and Cochlin replaced A. Kelter for the Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 8:27 Allison Metcalf
8:28
Allison Metcalf: 
Cline replaced Martinz, Britt for Burk for UCLA
Friday August 27, 2010 8:28 Allison Metcalf
8:29
Allison Metcalf: 
Jacobsen had a chance to make it even with a free kick outside the goal box, but missed wide
Friday August 27, 2010 8:29 Allison Metcalf
8:31
Allison Metcalf: 
Hamann replaced Leigh Williams for the Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 8:31 Allison Metcalf
8:33
Allison Metcalf: 
The Badgers have maintained offensive possession for the past five minutes. Flannery will take a corner kick for the Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 8:33 Allison Metcalf
8:34
Allison Metcalf: 
Flannery placed the ball perfectly in front of the Bruins' net, but it was saved by Sandiford
Friday August 27, 2010 8:34 Allison Metcalf
8:35
Allison Metcalf: 
Now it's UCLA's chance at a corner
Friday August 27, 2010 8:35 Allison Metcalf
8:36
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA took a great shot, but it was saved by Dalton, After Dalton punted the ball up the sideline, Cochlin made a great run down into Bruins territory, but the ball was cleared
Friday August 27, 2010 8:36 Allison Metcalf
8:37
Allison Metcalf: 
Martinez placed Wall, Smith replaced Bywaters for the Bruins
Friday August 27, 2010 8:37 Allison Metcalf
8:38
[Comment From GuestGuest: ] 
How long is each half?
Friday August 27, 2010 8:38 Guest
8:38
Allison Metcalf: 
Each half is 45 minutes
Friday August 27, 2010 8:38 Allison Metcalf
8:40
Allison Metcalf: 
A. Kelter replaced Lam-Feist for the Badgers, Wright replaced Richmond for UCLA
Friday August 27, 2010 8:40 Allison Metcalf
8:40
Allison Metcalf: 
With less than 20 minutes left in regulation, neither team has let up. This has been a constant battle of possession on both ends of the field
Friday August 27, 2010 8:40 Allison Metcalf
8:41
Allison Metcalf: 
K. Williams replaced Cochlin for the Badgers
Friday August 27, 2010 8:41 Allison Metcalf
8:44
Allison Metcalf: 
With 17 minutes to go, UCLA took a goal kick, and Hamann did a great job of winning the ball out of the air. Hamann connected with K. Williams who beat a UCLA defender, but before Williams took the shot, she was called for off-sides
Friday August 27, 2010 8:44 Allison Metcalf
8:44
Allison Metcalf: 
Lam-Feist replaced Hamann, Williams replaced Vogel for Wisconsin
Friday August 27, 2010 8:44 Allison Metcalf
8:45
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0: The Badgers are really showing their speed on offense. Alev Kelter and K. Williams beat their UCLA defender to every ball
Friday August 27, 2010 8:45 Allison Metcalf
8:47
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 13:25 left in 2nd half: Johnson just took another great free kick, but it was cleared away by the UCLA defense
Friday August 27, 2010 8:47 Allison Metcalf
8:48
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 12:35 left in 2nd half: The Badgers have really turned up their play. They have won every ball in the past two minutes.
Friday August 27, 2010 8:48 Allison Metcalf
8:49
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 13:25 left in 2nd half: Wall replaced Smith for UCLA, the ball is now on the Badgers' end
Friday August 27, 2010 8:49 Allison Metcalf
8:51
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 13:25 left in 2nd half: Francel just made a great defensive play for the Badgers. The San Diego, Calif. native, has a lot of friends on the UCLA team and her parents traveled across the country for this game!
Friday August 27, 2010 8:51 Allison Metcalf
8:54
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 5:50 left in 2nd half: Cochlin replaces Williams for Bucky, Burk replaces Cline for the Bruins
Friday August 27, 2010 8:54 Allison Metcalf
8:55
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 4:40 left in 2nd half: The ball is in the possession of the Wisconsin offense with under five minutes left in regulation
Friday August 27, 2010 8:55 Allison Metcalf
8:56
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 4:00 left in 2nd half: Flannery took a corner for the Badgers, but it was intercepted by UCLA and now the ball is on Wisconsin's end
Friday August 27, 2010 8:56 Allison Metcalf
9:00
Allison Metcalf: 
UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0, 1:58 left in 2nd half: Riley is really showing her presence out of the field tonight. She has surprised the Bruins' defense on several occasions by stepping in front of them to win every throw-in.
Friday August 27, 2010 9:00 Allison Metcalf
9:03
Allison Metcalf: 
Final Score: UCLA 1, Wisconsin 0. The Badgers will travel to Seattle, Wash. for the Husky Invitational next weekend. Wisconsin faces Portland on Sept. 3 and Washington on Sept. 5. Thanks for following tonight.
Friday August 27, 2010 9:03 Allison Metcalf
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