Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Horwath extended his personal shutout streak to five games as the Wisconsin mens soccer team played to a 0-0 draw with UW-Green Bay Thursday evening at Santaga Stadium in Green Bay.
Horwath (Woodbine, Md.) made four saves to extend his shutout streak to 476 minutes and 17 seconds. He now has five shutouts in six career starts, the most recent of which helped the Badgers (4-2-1 overall) earn a tie on the road against a talented UW-Green Bay squad.
It was a very well-fought college game between two outstanding teams, head coach Jeff Rohrman said. Both teams had good chances and I was pleased with our intensity.
The game was back-and-forth all the way through the second overtime. The Badgers needed a diving header clearance from Aaron Nichols (Woodstock, Ill.) in the waning seconds of regulation to send the game to overtime. In the extra sessions, UW was unable to find a game-winner despite out-shooting the Phoenix (3-2-2) 5-1 in the two overtime periods.
Green Bay is one of the most dangerous attacking teams in the country and I think that some teams get caught when they overlook them, said Rohrman. They have unbelievable athleticism and pace and I think that at the end of the season, this tie on the road will prove to be valuable.
The Badgers next look to Sunday when they will open Big Ten play at Michigan. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. CT in Ann Arbor.