The University of Wisconsin men's soccer team kicks off the 2008 season this weekend with a pair of games in the Dayton Flyer Invitational. A complete version of This Week in Badger Men's Soccer is available in PDF format here .
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Wisconsin (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) at Dayton Flyer Invitational
Baujan Field , Dayton, Ohio
Friday, Aug. 29 4:30 p.m.
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Sunday, Aug. 31 10:30 a.m.
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THE WEEK AHEAD
32nd season in Wisconsin mens soccer history kicks off Friday as the
Badgers travel to Dayton, Ohio, to take on Wright State in the opening
game of the Dayton Flyers Classic. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.
game will serve as the season-opener for both teams and mark the
squads first meeting since the Badgers claimed a 3-1 overtime win in
1991. That match also was played on a neutral field, in Milwaukee.
will start a season on the road for just the fifth time since 1990 when
the Badgers and Raiders meet Friday. Its also just the second time in
the last nine seasons that the UW has not begun a campaign within the
confines of the McClimon Complex. The Badgers last commenced a season
on the road in 2006, when they took part in the Golden Hurricane
Classic in Tulsa, Okla.
Against Wright State, the Badgers seek
their first win in a season-opening match since 2005, when they downed
UNLV 2-1 in Madison. Wisconsin owns a 5-4-2 all-time record in
season-openers contested away from home. Overall, the Badgers are
18-11-2 all-time in season-openers.
The Badgers will battle Denver on Sunday in their second game of the weekend, marking the first time the teams have met.
returns 16 letterwinners from last years team, which finished 6-7-6
overall and 0-3-3 in Big Ten Conference play. That includes first-team
All-Big Ten selection athid=5211&deptid=122"> --> Victor Diaz , who has led the Badgers in scoring in each of his first three seasons.
Wisconsin 6, Edgewood 0 (Aug. 23) | sportid=122&storyid=14754"> --> Recap
Badgers broke out offensively in their final exhibition match,
hammering Edgewood College 6-0 on Saturday at McClimon. Five different
Badgers scored in the match, including a pair of goals by junior Scott
Lorenz, who also tallied an assist. Goalkeepers Alex Horwath and Ryan
Vint combined for the shutout in goal.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
Wright State (0-0)
Raiders, picked to finish seventh in the Horizon League, seek to
improve on an 8-13 season in 2007. Wright State took sixth in the
conference last season with a 3-5 record and lost just five players
from that team heading into 2008. Among the returners for the Raiders
is sophomore midfielder Carl Ebers, who was named the Horizon Leagues
newcomer of the year last season.
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Pioneers enter the 2008 campaign coming off a 2007 season that saw them
finish10-4-4 overall and 6-1-3 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
play after holding opponents to a 0.84 goals-per-game average. Denver
returns four All-MPSF selections, a fact that has the Pioneers picked
to replicate their conference finish of a year ago and take second in
HEAD COACH staffid=350"> --> JEFF ROHRMAN
Record at UW (years): 52-56-9 (6)
Career record (years): same
Alma mater: UW-Milwaukee, 1986
Assistants: staffid=292"> --> Nick Pasquarello , staffid=160"> --> Jon Szczepanski , staffid=857"> --> Lee Ferderer
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WISCONSIN MENS SOCCER QUICK FACTS
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, Wis. (pop. 223,889)
Enrollment: 42,041 (28,999 undergrad)
Colors: Cardinal and White
Conference: Big Ten
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Chancellor: Biddy (Carolyn A.) Martin
Director of Athletics: staffid=100"> --> Barry Alvarez
Associate A.D., Mens Soccer: staffid=511"> --> Steve Waterfield
Facility: Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex
All-time record: 335-122-57 (.707)
Assistant A.D., Communications: Justin Doherty
Director of Web Site Services: Tamara J. Flarup
Staff Assistant (Mens Soccer Contact): Brian Mason
Mason's Office Phone: (608) 262-2311
Mason's Cell Phone: (608) 279-8659