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Badgers fall to Phoenix in 4-3 OT heartbreaker


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Oct. 20, 2010

Green Bay 4, Wisconsin 3 (OT)
McClimon Complex • Madison, Wis.
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1st 2nd OT Final
 Green Bay (8-4-1)
1 2 1 4
 Wisconsin (1-10-2) 1
2 0 3
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 Scoring
UWGB 9' Dan Krueger (Stuart Grable)
WIS 29' Chris Prince (Aaron Nichols)
UWGB 47' Dan Krueger (Sam Krenzien)
WIS 69' Joey Tennyson (unassisted)
WIS 75' Chris Prince (Max Jentsch)
UWGB 81' Sam Krenzien (Tony Patterson)
UWGB 97' JC Banks (unassisted)
 Goalkeepers
Min GA Sv
UWGB Ryan Wehking 96:21 3 1
WIS Max Jentsch 96:21 4 9
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UWGB WIS
 Shots
16 8
 Shots on Goal
13 4
 Saves
1
9
 Offsides
2
1
 Corner Kicks
8 1
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MADISON, Wis. - Freshman Max Jentsch (Hartland, Wis.) made a career-high nine saves and freshman Chris Prince (Naperville, Ill.) scored two goals, but the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team fell to Green Bay in a 4-3 overtime decision Wednesday night.

After a back-and-forth battle, Green Bay (8-4-1, 3-2-0 Horizon League) broke a 3-3 tie in the 97th minute on a goal by JC Banks to seal the victory for the visiting Phoenix.

"I was proud of our guys tonight," head coach John Trask said. "I thought they battled for each other and they battled for the University of Wisconsin. Green Bay is a team that was in the NCAA tournament last year with a true All-American front runner [in JC Banks]. Green Bay is a good team, and their staff does a great job.

"It was cool to see our guys score three times. I just wish it would've ended 3-2 so they could have enjoyed all the hard work they put into the game."

Wisconsin (1-10-2, 0-2-1 Big Ten) fought back from deficit twice after going down 1-0 in the first half and trailing 2-1 midway through the second half. UW scored back-to-back goals over a 6:31 span to take the 3-2 lead in the 75th minute. The Phoenix then used a goal by Sam Krenzien to knot the score 3-3 in the 81st minute and send the game to overtime.

"Tonight's game was another step forward," Trask said. "You get the lead at 3-2, and holding onto it, those are more lessons that are going to have to be learned as we continue moving this thing forward. That's all part of it."

Green Bay outshot Wisconsin 16-8, including a 13-4 advantage in shots on goal. Wehking finished with one save for the Phoenix, while Jentsch posted a new career high with nine saves on 13 shots on goal.

"I thought Max Jentsch made some very good saves," Trask said. "Bottom line, he is another one of the young players. He's a freshman. He's doing some very good things, but he's still going to make a mistake here and there. That is expected."

Dan Krueger gave Green Bay the early 1-0 lead when he beat Jentsch on a low shot from just outside the 18-yard box. Stuart Grable played a corner kick to Krueger, who one-timed a shot just inside the near post in the ninth minute.

Prince and the Badgers responded in the 29th minute. Senior Aaron Nichols (Woodstock, Ill.) played a ball in from outside the box, and Prince buried a one-timer out of the air inside the near post.

The teams headed to intermission tied at 1-1, but the Phoenix regained the lead just 1:16 into the second half. Krueger scored his second goal of the game, assisted by Krenzien. Jentsch made the first save, stopping Krenzien's shot from inside the six-yard box, but Krueger buried the rebound.

Freshman Joey Tennyson (Milwaukee, Wis.) then tied the score at 2-2, scoring his first career goal off a free kick from 30 yards out. Tennyson drew the foul and scored directly off the resulting free kick in the 69th minute.

"That was a great strike by Joey on the free kick," Trask said. "We know that is one of the things that he does very well, so it was great to see him rewarded for stepping up and doing that."

Less than seven minutes later, Prince gave the Badgers their first lead of the game. Green Bay was called offside just inside the 18-yard box, and Jentsch played a long ball up the field. Prince ran on to it and chipped it over Wehking in the 75th minute.

"I thought both of Chris Prince's goals were solid. The first one was just a good goal, and the second was a goal-scorer's goal," Trask said. "The instinct to lob the goalkeeper there was a lot like his goal at Indiana. Those are not necessarily learned things. Chris really excites us. He continues to impress us and continues to get better like a lot of these young guys."

The Phoenix scored the game's last two goals, including the game-winner in overtime. With the loss, UW fell to 0-4-2 in extra time.

"Tonight I felt like the guys really had each other's backs," Trask said. "It didn't come out for them, but if we can keep that right, it's going to be huge as we finish up the rest of the season and prepare for the Big Ten tournament."

Wisconsin continues its three-game home stand when it hosts Big Ten foe Northwestern (6-5-2, 1-1-1 Big Ten) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the McClimon Complex. The Badgers welcome all Bucky's Buddies Soccer Clinic participants to attend the game for Clinic Day; clinic participants will receive free admission with their official Wisconsin Soccer bracelet.

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