The Wisconsin mens soccer team fell to No. 16 Creighton, 2-1 in a heartbreaking loss at Creighton Soccer Field Friday night. The loss brings the Badgers season record to 2-3-0.
We played OK. I thought our performance was good at times, said head coach Jeff Rohrman about the difficult loss. For periods of the game we played pretty good soccer, but we couldnt reward ourselves.
The Badgers' only goal of the night came from senior midfielder Nick Van Sicklen off of an assist from Jed Hohlbein at 21:30. Van Sicklen chased down a through ball from Hohlbein in the box and slotted the ball into the lower left-hand corner of the net.
The goal by Van Sicklen was the equalizer, as Creightons Tim Bohnenkamp scored early at 5:56. The game-winning goal came late in the game after nearly 60 minutes of scoreless action by Kama Bennah at 80:02 off of an assist by Vince Odorisio.
The Badgers continue their road trip against Drake (3-2-0) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Cownie Soccer Complex in Des Moines, Iowa. Drake was rated No. 25 in the NSCAA/adidas national rankings in the September 7 poll, but fell out of the top 25 after dropping games to Western Illinois and Wisconsins in-state rival Marquette.
We just have to re-group and collect ourselves for Sunday because we play a very good Drake team, Rohrman said.
Look for the Badgers to come out energized and ready for battle Sunday afternoon in another thriller. Stay tuned to uwbadgers.com for upcoming news and results.