In what was a tightly played game throughout its 110 minutes of existence, neither the Wisconsin men's soccer team (4-3-1, 1-0-0) nor UW-Milwaukee (3-5-1) was able to get the best of their interstate rival, as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Panthers were first to find themselves on the scoreboard. Midfielder Craig Mallace booted a free kick across the goal. The ball was taken by Steve Bode, who placed it in the middle of the goal. Zeke Dombrowski handled it from there, heading the ball into the right corner of the net in the 9th minute.
In the games 52nd minute, UW forward Eric Conklin (Rockford, Ill.) was fouled in the box. Zack Lambo (Crystal Lake, Ill.) took the penalty kick, and knocked the ball into the lower right corner of the net.
UW-Milwaukee struck right back, when Chris Lins headed in a pass from Travis Phillips in the 54th minute, less than a minute and a half after the Badgers goal.
With the game clock winding down, UW was able to handle the pressure. In the 86th minute, William Bagayoko (Baton Rouge, La.) played a corner kick that was taken short from Pablo Delgado (Madrid, Spain). Bagayoko passed the ball to co-captain Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.) who headed the ball into the upper right corner of the net.
Both goalkeepers played solid games. Panther goalkeeper Grant Fernstrum came up with five saves, and UW goalkeeper Jake Settle (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was able to stop three shots of his own.
Wisconsins focus will now shift to conference rival Michigan State. The Badgers will head to East Lansing, Mich. on Sunday (Sept. 24), when they will face the Spartans at 1:00 p.m. and look to go 2-0 in conference play.