University of Wisconsin mens soccer (2-1) team lost to No. 12 Fairleigh Dickinson University 1-0 Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis., at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic. FDUs only goal was on a Wisconsin own goal off a corner kick in the 16th minute of the game.
Its frustrating, commented head coach Jeff Rohrman. We dominated for the large majority of the game and in the end we dont come away with a win. But thats the game of soccer. You can dominate for the large majority of it and still come away with a tough loss. We have to do a little better and put our chances away and then well be able to reward ourselves.
UW out-shot the Knights 15-9, but was unable to capitalize as FDU goal keeper Tomer Chencinski recorded 5 saves in the win. Opposite Chencinski, in the UW goal, Jake Settle (Cedar Rapids, Iowa.) recorded two saves, but allowed the only goal of the game.
Wisconsin was statistically better in all categories: shots (15-9), corner kicks (6-4) and fouls (6-13), but the Badgers were unable to win the category that matters most as they lose their first game of the season. UW junior Reid Johnson (Mequon, Wis.) led the team, taking four shots. Eight other Badgers added to the constant attacking, but no one was able to find the back of the net.
A lot of our guys played very, very well, but we still need to do a little more on the attack, said Rohrman. Im sure that will come Sunday when a lot of our frustration from this game will excite and motivate us against Oakland.
The Badger men will be in action next Sunday at noon as they take on Oakland to conclude the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic.