The Wisconsin mens soccer team saw its winning streak snapped at four games, falling to Drake 3-1 Sunday afternoon on the final day of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Classic in Milwaukee.
The Badgers (4-2-0 overall), who had not allowed a goal in more than 365 minutes of action entering Sundays contest, fell behind 2-0 in the first 30 minutes against Drake (4-2-0).
We started a little slow today and got into a few situations where we didnt respond defensively as well as we would have liked in the first half, head coach Jeff Rohrman said. Drake is a very good team. If you let them play and give them chances, theyll take advantage like they did today.
Sophomore Brian Bultman (Tucson, Ariz.) cut the lead to 2-1 in the 56th minute with his team-leading third goal of the season. Junior Victor Diaz (Madrid, Spain) ripped a shot that Bulldog goalkeeper Phillip Breuer was unable to control and Bultman knocked in the rebound for his sixth career goal.
Diaz earned an assist on the play to push his season point total to five, second on the team only to Bultmans six.
I thought we responded well to get back to within one goal, Rohrman said. We had some good momentum, were pushing forward well and really looked like we were going to get the equalizer.
However, Drake had the answer as Garrett Webb drilled a long-range shot past UW keeper Ryan Vint (Plymouth, Minn.) in the 71st minute to put the Bulldogs back up by two.
Making his first career start, Vint finished the contest with one save. His counterpart, Breuer, stopped eight shots as the Badgers held a 9-4 advantage in shots on goal.
Today wasnt our day, but now well look forward to Thursday and UW-Green Bay, Rohrman said.
The Badgers return to the field Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. to take on UW-Green Bay in Green Bay. UW then opens Big Ten play on Sept. 23 at Michigan.