May 7, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin men’s soccer team closed out its spring season with a 5-1 win over DePaul Friday afternoon in Madison. Tim Lancina scored twice and Nick Janus, Blake Succa and Chris Prince each netted a goal in the win.
“It was a good performance all the way around, both defensively and offensively,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said. “We jumped on them; it was a bit unfortunate not to get another goal or two in the first half.”
Four of Wisconsin’s five goals were scored in the second half of action.
“The guys were very focused and committed,” Trask continued. “We talked about the importance of having a home spring game and making sure we played to our ability. We were good on the day. There was a lot of good soccer played by us.
“It was an all-around effort. Max (Jentsch) was good in goal, the back four was strong. Midfield was dynamic, winning balls in good places on the field.
“Nick Janus continues to impress this spring; he is a handful for the other team to deal with.”
The spring season offered opportunities for non-starters to make an impact in the game.
“It was nice to see guys come off the bench, like Tim Lancina, and have a huge impact in the game. Both Joe McLean and Tim Lancina came in and did well for themselves.”
With the win, Wisconsin concluded its spring season with a 4-1-1 record.
“It is nice to leave the spring on a positive note. The guys have worked very hard. We’ve been pleased with their progress. To beat a BIG EAST team 5-1 really says something about the overall maturity of this team and what we are optimistic about.”