Junior athid=5596&deptid=122"> --> Scott Lorenz notched a pair of goals on a night that saw five different players find the net to power the University of Wisconsin mens soccer team to a 6-0 win over Edgewood in the Badgers final exhibition match Saturday at the McClimon Complex.
Wisconsin, which finishes the exhibition season 1-0-1, controlled possession throughout the match and was never threatened by an Edgewood team it managed to out-shoot by a margin of 24-2.
Lorenz put the Badgers on the board early with an unassisted goal in the fourth minute and then was one of four UW players to score in the second half when he tapped another unassisted score past Edgewood goalkeeper Fran Yacata-Santana in the 71st minute.
The Badgers owned a 2-0 lead at intermission thanks to the initial score by Lorenz and a goal by athid=5964&deptid=122"> --> Pablo Delgado in the 20th minute, in which he converted on a one-on-one opportunity with the Edgewood keeper after taking a feed from junior transfer athid=7228&deptid=122"> --> Austin Nyquist .
athid=6002&deptid=122"> --> Brian Bultman extended the Wisconsin lead to 3-0 with a score just over three minutes into the second half when he hammered a shot from 8 yards out off an assist by Lorenz, who finished with five points on the night.
Sophomore athid=6603&deptid=122"> --> Aaron Nichols added to the Badgers tally in the 68th minute with a soft shot off a pass from athid=6608&deptid=122"> --> Austin Spohn , and athid=6601&deptid=122"> --> Nate Gangler then capped the scoring for the UW with a spectacular goal in the 86th minute. Ganglers shot easily was the highlight of the evening for the Badgers, as he found open space, uncorked a blast from 30 yards out and placed the ball perfectly into the opposite corner of the goal, just below the crossbar.
In all, the Badgers tallied 12 shots on goal while holding the Eagles without a single look at the net. Keepers athid=6384&deptid=122"> --> Alex Horwath and athid=6005&deptid=122"> --> Ryan Vint split time in goal to earn the combined shutout for the UW.
The Badgers now turn their attention to their season-opening match against Wright State on Aug. 29, with just three days of fall training camp remaining to prepare. Wisconsin also will play Denver on Aug. 31, with both matches part of the Dayton Flyer Classic in Dayton, Ohio.
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