The Wisconsin mens soccer team (3-3-0) capped off play at the Middleton Cycle and Fitness Invitational with a 1-0 overtime loss to Creighton (3-2-1) Sunday afternoon.
Both teams remained scoreless during 90 minutes of play. During that time though, each had scoring opportunities as UW recorded nine shots on goal, while Creighton tallied eight.
Just two minutes and 14 seconds into the overtime, Creightons Michael Kraus tallied the lone goal of the game. To set up the goal Pietari Holopainen had a corner kick which converted into a header to the middle by Chris Schuler. Shulers header set up Kraus for the game winner and his first of the season.
Despite the loss, senior defender/midfielder Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.) and junior midfielder/forward Dirk Pearson (South Barrington, Ill.), who scored the Badgers only goal in the invitational, were named to the all-tournament team. The Washington Huskies captured the invitational title with Fridays win over the Badgers and Sundays 2-1 overtime victory over UW-Milwaukee.
The Badgers head back to the McClimon Soccer Complex next Sunday for the Big Ten opener against Michigan at 3:30 p.m.