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State College Stinger: Pair of late scores bury Badgers in Big Ten opener

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Wisconsin Penn State 3, Wisconsin 1 
Jeffrey Field • University Park, Pa. • Attendance: 1,252

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1st 2nd Final
1 0 1
Penn State
1 2 3
PSU 9:12 Martin Seiler (Mike Robinson)
WIS 31:01 Nick Janus
PSU 77:15 Team
PSU 82:42 Randy Falk (Connor Maloney)
Goalkeepers Min GA Sv
WIS Beyers (5-2-1) 90:00 3 3
PSU Wolverton (6-2-1) 90:00 1 4
Stats at a Glance WIS PSU
Shots 16 13
Shots on Goal 5 6
Saves 3 4
Offsides 1 2
Corner Kicks 4 1
Yellow Cards 1 2
Red Cards 0 0
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Sept. 29, 2013

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After earning victories in three of its last four matches on the road, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team felt it had the confidence and momentum necessary to make some noise in its conference opener this weekend at Penn State.

That momentum turned to disappointment late in the second half, as the Nittany Lions netted a pair of scores to secure a 3-1 win on Sunday at Jeffrey Field.

Fast Facts
• Badgers move to 5-2-1 on the season
• Janus records fourth goal of the season
• Beyers record three saves 

Despite allowing a goal nine minutes into the match, UW displayed its resiliency as it has on multiple occasion this season, scoring the equalizer in the 31st minute.

Nick Janus earned his fourth goal of the year on a sniper that fought its way through a crowd of defenders to beat the Penn State keeper lower left and give the Badgers the advantage heading into the intermission.

UW (5-2-1, 0-1-0) held strong defensively for most of the second half, fighting off numerous attacks from the Nittany Lions and allowing no corner kicks in the final 45 minutes of action.

Following 77 minutes of play, Penn State finally broke the tie on a costly defensive error by UW.

After successfully defending a Nittany Lion attack, Carl Schneider looked to clear the ball, playing it across the goal line. The ball was deflected by a teammate and Badgers' keeper Casey Beyers was unable to play it out of the net as Penn State took the 2-1 lead late in the second half.

The Nittany Lions (6-2-1, 1-0-0) added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute as Eli Dennis converted on a cross to seal the 3-1 win.

The Badgers kept the match competitive, outshooting Penn State, 16-13, and earning the 4-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Beyers recorded three saves but could not get the stops necessary to secure the tie or allow for late goal-scoring opportunities for the Badgers.

Wisconsin returns home on Wed., Oct. 2, for its annual I-94 rivalry with Marquette. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT and the game will be streamed live on InsideBadgerSports.com. 

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