Madison, Wis. The Badgers (3-4-0) lost a heartbreaker Sunday afternoon at the adidas Brown Classic in Providence, R.I., losing 4-3 to the home team on a goal with just 19 seconds left. Jed Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.) was the top-scorer of the tournament as he played a role in all five of the Badgers goals on the weekend. He scored a hat trick in Sundays 4-3 defeat, his second career three-goal game and first as a Badger. Hohlbein also assisted on both goals vs. Yale on Friday night in a 2-0 UW win.
It was just a great college game to watch, said head coach Jeff Rohrman. We showed a lot of heart and character. We played well enough to win, but at the same time we gave up four goals.
Brown (2-0-0) took the first lead early in the game on a hard shot from the far side of the field that got by UW goalkeeper >B>Eric Hanson (Madison, Wis.). The Badgers answered with two goals of their own at the 10:42 and 14:17 marks. Jed Hohlbein scored his first of three goals in the game off a deflection inside the box, on an assist by junior midfielder Noah Goerlitz (Neenah, Wis.). Minutes later Hohlbein struck again this time connecting on a loose ball right in front of the net. David Martinez (Shawnee, Kan.) was credited with the assist, his third point of the tournament. The Brown Bears tied the game late in the first half on a header off a corner kick, making the score at the half, 2-2.
Brown, coming off a huge upset of 19th-ranked Stanford on Friday, regained its lead just 2:30 into the second half. Adom Crew scored off a rebound to put the Brown Bears up 3-2. The UW took knotted the game for the third time at 67:15 when Hohlbein carried the ball into the box on a breakaway, scoring his fourth goal of the year with help from Phil Doeh (Dixon, Ill). But, with 19 seconds left, Crew tallied again, winning the game with a shot from inside the box.
Hanson made a season-high eight saves, as the Badgers dropped to 3-4-0 this season. All four losses have been by a single goal.
Its very tough to lose a game like this, but I know that if we continue to believe and work together, good things will happen. We will get rewarded, said Rohrman.
Wisconsin is on the road again this weekend traveling to Ohio to take part in the Dayton Tournament. The Badgers take on Dayton on Friday night (7:30 p.m.) and play IUPUI on Sunday (noon).
Three Badgers were named to the 2003 adidas Brown Classic All-Tournament Team. Jed Hohlbein, Watson Vaughan Prather and Noah Goerlitz. Goerlitz was also named the Defensive Player of the tournament.