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All-around performance helps Badgers roll past Jaguars

Sept. 16, 2012

Wisconsin 2, IUPUI 0
Flames Field • Chicago
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WIS 5:38 Anders Kristensen (Chris Prince)
WIS 43:05 Nick Janus (Toni Ramadani)
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WIS Rau (2-2-3) 90:00 0 4
IUPUI Last (0-5-1) 90:00 2 1
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 Shots on Goal 3 4
 Saves 4 1
 Offsides 2 1
 Corner Kicks 2 2
 Yellow Cards 0 1
 Red Cards 1 0
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MADISON, Wis. -- The stellar defensive play continued and the offense found the back of the net early as the Badgers rolled past IUPUI, 2-0, Sunday in Chicago to cap off the UIC Soccer Classic.

With the win and a tie on Friday in the UIC Soccer Classic, the Badgers improve to 2-2-3 on the season.

“It was a good win and I was very pleased with the defense today; it’s been three games and we’ve only give up one goal, which was off of a penalty kick,” head coach John Trask said. “The defense didn’t give up any quality chances and my compliments go out to the team for having the right defensive mentality. It was also great to see Anders (Kristensen) get his first goal and (Nick) Janus pick up his first goal of the season.”

While the Badgers’ defense has now strung together three consecutive strong performances, the offense came into its game against the Jaguars (2-6-1) in the midst of a 193-minute scoring draught.

It didn’t take them long to reverse the trend, as Anders Kristensen’s top-shelf finish off a Chris Prince assist came just six minutes into the game and gave the Badgers an early 1-0 advantage.   

Kristensen’s goal seemed to open the floodgates for the Badgers, as Nick Janus tallied a goal of his own just before halftime. The junior forward gained possession of a loose ball in the box and hammered home the Badgers’ second goal of the game.

Meanwhile, a smothering UW defense shut down the Jaguars, who didn’t get off their first shot until the game was more than 20 minutes old. It was a sign of things to come, as the Jaguars went into halftime with more fouls (4) than shots (3).  

The Jaguars tried to cut into the Wisconsin lead after Joey Tennyson was sent off with a red card in the 57th minute, but the UW defense did not waver. Despite playing down a man for over 30 minutes, the Badgers kept the Jaguars off the scoreboard until the final whistle, recording their second consecutive shutout.  

The few shots that IUPUI got on target were sent away by freshman keeper Chase Rau, who hasn’t allowed a goal since the Georgetown match on Sept. 9. Rau finished the day with four saves, giving him 12 over the last three games.

Wisconsin opens its conference schedule with a match against Penn State for the Badgers’ annual “PAC the MAC” on Friday, Sept. 21 at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

UIC Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team
Anders Kristensen, Wisconsin
AJ Cochran, Wisconsin
Paul Yonga, Wisconsin
Chris Prince, Wisconsin
Ivan Stanisavljevic, UIC
Thomas Villamil, UIC
Zach Kaleta, UIC
Mike Sass, IUPUI
Kyle Hyland, IUPUI
Hilary Esangbedo, Western Illinois
Yves Dietrich, Western Illinois (GK)

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