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Badgers fall in Spring Cup title match

ON WISCONSIN <b>Sophomore-to-be Ata Ozbay tallied a goal in the Badgers' draw with Milwaukee on Sunday</b>
Sophomore-to-be Ata Ozbay tallied a goal in the Badgers' draw with Milwaukee on Sunday

April 28, 2010

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men's soccer team's shutout streak came to an end Sunday, but the Badgers' unbeaten streak this spring remains intact.

The Badgers (1-0-3) picked up draws with in-state rivals Green Bay and Milwaukee at the annual Wisconsin Spring Cup in Milwaukee to earn a runner-up finish in the event.

Penalty kicks were the order of the day, with the Badgers slipping past Green Bay on penalties following a scoreless draw and then falling to Milwaukee on PKs after the teams battled to a 1-1 tie. Senior-to-be Ryan Vint played in goal for UW.

The draw with Green Bay marked the Badgers' third-consecutive shutout to start the spring season, but that streak was halted late against Milwaukee.

The Panthers put up their tally inside the final 10 minutes of the 70-minute match on a shot from 25 yards out. However, the Badgers answered with an equalizer from sophomore-to-be Ata Ozbay with about three minutes remaining, a goal that came off an assist from Bryan Gerster.

The match went to penalties from there, with a 5-4 edge giving Milwaukee the title. Jamal Habibi played in goal for the Badgers against the Panthers.

The Badgers have a chance at redemption in their spring finale Friday, when the Panthers come to Madison for a 5 p.m. match at Camp Randall Stadium.

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