Zadro leads Badgers past Penn State, 1-0, with a late penalty kick goal


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Nov. 5, 2011

 Wisconsin 1, Penn State 0
 Jeffrey Field • University Park, Pa.
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1st 2nd OT 2OT Final
 Wisconsin 0 0 0 1 1
 Penn State 0 0 0 0 0
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WIS 109:39 Tomislav Zadro (penalty kick)
 Goalkeepers Min GA Sv
WIS Jentsch (7-4-2) 109:39 0 8
PSU Wolverton (7-8-4) 109:39 1 5
 Stats at a Glance WIS PSU
 Shots 20 19
 Shots on Goal 6 8
 Saves 8 5
 Offsides 6 2
 Corner Kicks 9 4
 Yellow Cards 2 0
 Red Cards 0 0
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.--The Wisconsin men's soccer team defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions, 1-0, Saturday, in a double overtime thriller.

Wisconsin's overtime victory improves its Big Ten record to 4-2-0 and 9-7-2 overall, while Penn State posts a winless Big Ten record of 0-6-0 and 7-8-4 overall.

"To finish the regular season in the Big Ten, 4-2-0, is quite an accomplishment," said head coach John Trask.

Saturday's regular season finale was a true defensive battle. The Badgers entered the game searching for their first conference win since its victory over Michigan State on Oct. 16. Penn State, meanwhile, was still looking for its first league win.

In a relatively quiet first half, each team recorded seven shots and three saves.

Neither team was able to take advantage of its looks in the second half as the game remained tied, 0-0, at the end of regulation.

After one scoreless overtime period, and approaching the final seconds of the second without a score, it looked as if the game would end in a scoreless draw.

However, Penn State committed a costly foul in the box to set up a Wisconsin penalty kick at the 109:39 mark. Junior Tomislav Zadro (Toronto, Ontario) lined up to take the kick for Wisconsin.

Zadro was able to get his shot past one of the Big Ten's best in Penn State rookie goalkeeper, Andrew Wolverton to give UW the win.

The junior midfielder's game-winner marks his sixth goal of the season and second game-winner.

Wolverton finished with five saves in a losing effort, while UW sophomore goalie Max Jentsch (Hartland, Wis.) recorded eight to earn his seventh win. The sophomore is now 7-4-2.

Saturday's win marks the first time the Badgers have earned four Big Ten victories since 1995 when they went 4-1-0.

The Badgers' next test will come in Ann Arbor, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Big Ten tournament. The Badgers earned the No. 3 seed and will play No. 6 Michigan at 5:30 p.m. (CT) in Wednesday's final game.

"We're looking forward to going up to Ann Arbor," said Trask. "It's a beautiful stadium, great atmosphere, and the guys are excited."

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