UWs mens soccer team (4-3-2, 1-0-1) was able to come out of Sundays road contest against conference rival Michigan St. (6-2-1, 0-1-1) with its undefeated conference record still in tact. The game ended in a 0-0 tie.
Coach Rohrman was impressed with the teams effort.
Its a testament to our quality of character to get a tie on the road in a conference as tough as ours, said Rohrman. A point on the road is a positive.
In what turned out to be a defensive-minded game, the Badgers best scoring chance came when junior Sho Fujita (West Bloomfield, Mich.) hit the post in the first half of the game.
Wisconsin was able to hold the Spartans scoreless by riding the strong play of seniors Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.) and Hamid Asfari (Whitefish Bay, Wis.). The two defensemen were able to neutralize MSUs strong forwards.
Spectacular play in net by Jake Settle (Grand Rapids, Iowa) also contributed to the Badgers shutout of MSU.
Coach Rohrman noted that in the future, UW must be able to create more scoring opportunities. Of the teams 13 shots, only three were on net.
We had some chances, but we just werent able to find the net, said Rohrman. Thats something we have to improve upon for the future.
Wisconsin will now look forward to its game at home on Thursday (Sept. 28) against No. 8 Illinois-Chicago. The game will take place at 6 p.m. at McClimon Soccer Complex.