The Wisconsin mens soccer team fell to the A-League Milwaukee Wave United 5-1 in an exhibition contest on Sunday at Milwaukees Uihlein Soccer Park. Junior Nick Van Sicklen netted the Badgers' only goal late in the first half.
I thought we competed well in the first half, Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. We did some things well offensively in the first half, but defensively, we let some things get away from us.
Van Sicklen took the assist from junior David Martinez on a corner kick with less than ten minutes left to play in the opening frame to set the halftime score at 3-1.
Despite scoring some early goals throughout the spring season, Rohrman and the Badgers are still looking to put together a complete game at a high level.
In the second half we should have competed a bit harder, in light of the tough conditions," Rohrman said. But once again, we played half a game and we didnt compete for the full 90 minutes. That is something we have to concentrate on and bring this week when we play. We need to start learning those lessons now because we dont want to have to learn them in the fall.
The Badgers look to rebound on Thursday, April 29, as they host the Chicago Sockers, an under-18 club team. The match will be held at the McClimon Soccer Complex and is free to the public. Game time has not yet been set.
Wisconsin saw the Chicago team in its first exhibition event of the season a club and Olympic Developmental Program round robin, held March 28 at the McClain Facility.
The Badgers conclude their spring season on Friday, April 30, with a contest against Wisconsin soccer alumni, also held at the McClimon Complex. That game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and is also free to attend.