Genevieve Richard began the season out of the running for the starting GK position at UW. Richard was selected to join the Canadian National Team at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in late August, missing most of preseason camp.
Richard returned to Madison to find the Badgers sitting in the top-25 and riding a five-game home win streak. Following a 1-2-0 stretch, the junior was inserted into the starting GK role, making her first in-game appearance on the road against Ohio State.
The Quebec native did not disappoint, tallying six saves and posting UW's first road shutout of 2012.
Early Bird Gets the Worm: UW holds a 60 percent chance of winning the match when scoring first and are 6-0-0 in game's where they have accomplished just that this season. The Badgers are 5-0-0 when leading at the half and 2-1-1 when tied heading into the intermission.
Goal-oriented: After 12 matches, Wisconsin has recorded nearly 90 percent of its entire goal total from 2011. Behind a pair of four-goal outings and a five-goal performance against South Dakota State, the Badgers have 23 goals to date, just three shy of their 2011 total of 26 goals. Wisconsin's offensive improvement is largely due to its aggressiveness on the front line. UW is outshooting its opponents 159-150 and is outscoring foes 23-15.