The Wisconsin mens soccer team dropped its first game of the season in a rainy Milwaukee Sunday, with a 1-0 loss to Binghamton in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic.
The first-ever meeting between the two teams ended with the Badgers dropping to 4-1-1 on the season, while the Bearcats improved to 3-1-2.
Binghamtons Andy Tiedt scored the games only goal in the 36th minute off an assist from Kyle Kucharski. Kucharskis pass hopped over Wisconsin goalkeeper athid=6384&deptid=122"> --> Alex Horwath , and Tiedt tapped the ball in from 3 yards out.
Horwath and the Wisconsin defense denied Binghamton another goal for the remainder of the game, but Bearcats keeper Jason Stenta held Wisconsin scoreless for the full 90 minutes.
The loss is the first for Wisconsin since Nov. 8, 2007 against Northwestern, and the first time the Badgers were held scoreless since a 0-0 tie with Indiana on Nov. 4, 2007.
Binghamton outshot Wisconsin, 16-11, including a 6-3 differential in shots on goal. The game saw four yellow cards, two each for the Badgers and the Bearcats.
The UW now turns its attention to the Big Ten Conference portion of its schedule, which begins against No. 20 Indiana as the Badgers take on the Hoosiers in Bloomington, Ind., on Sept. 21. The match, set for 2 p.m., will be carried live by the Big Ten Network.