The Wisconsin men's soccer team (4-2-2, 0-1-1 Big Ten) take a break from conference play by hosting a mid-week contest against Western Illinois and then jumps back into the Big Ten slate by taking on Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Sunday.
Wisconsin (4-2-2, 0-1-1 Big Ten)
vs. Western Illinois (6-2-1, 0-1-0 Summit League)
7 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 1 | McClimon Complex | Madison, Wis.
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Wisconsin (4-2-2, 0-1-1 Big Ten)
at Michigan State (4-4-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten)
Noon | Sunday, Oct. 5 | DeMartin Complex | East Lansing, Mich.
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The Badgers have adjusted their sportid=122"> --> schedule by moving their game at Marquette to Wednesday, Oct. 15. The game, originally scheduled for Sept. 24, will begin at 7:05 p.m. at Valley Fields in Milwaukee. In turn, the Badgers also have moved their home match against UW-Green Bay that was originally scheduled for Oct. 15. The UW will now welcome the Phoenix to the McClimon Complex at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20.
Senior athid=5598&deptid=122"> --> Kenny Dix scored for the Badgers in the 28th minute of Saturdays clash with Michigan to notch his second goal of the season. Dix has more than doubled his career scoring output through just eight games this season after entering the year with three career points. Prior to this season, Dixs only career points came on a goal and an assist he tallied as a sophomore during the 2006 campaign.
Junior forward athid=5596&deptid=122"> --> Scott Lorenz launched a game-high seven shots in Saturdays tie with the Wolverines, including three shots on goal. One of those shots served as the assist on Dixs goal in the 28th minute. Lorenz now leads the Badgers in shots (25) and shots on goal (14) for the season.
Junior goalkeeper athid=6384&deptid=122"> --> Alex Horwath came within 24 seconds of scoring his third shutout of the season, with the Wolverines penalty kick goal the only blemish on his stellar day in net. Horwath tallied six stops including five in the second period to boost his conference-leading saves total to 42.
Saturdays performance marked the third time this season Horwath has tallied at least six saves. He averages a Big Ten-leading 5.25 saves per game.
After moving from seventh to fifth on the Badgers all-time list with six shots in Saturdays 1-1 tie with Michigan, senior forward athid=5211&deptid=122"> --> Victor Diaz needs just two more to tie former UW standout Nick Van Sicklen for fourth on the schools all-time shots list.
Saturdays draw with the Wolverines was the second-consecutive tie for the teams, who finished in a 2-2 deadlock after two overtime periods in their meeting on Sept. 23, 2007.
The Badgers have seen five of their eight matches this season go beyond regulation, with the UW owning a 2-1-2 mark in overtime games.
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A goal by senior Kenny Dix and a strong defensive effort got the Badgers within 24 seconds of their first Big Ten win in nearly two years Saturday, but a late foul led to a penalty kick that allowed Michigan to tie things up at 1-1 in the 90th minute, and the UW was forced to settle for a draw with the Wolverines.
SCOUTING WESTERN ILLINOIS
After rattling off six consecutive wins to begin the season, the Leathernecks are mired in a three-game winless streak after going 0-1-1 in UW-Green Bays Nike Classic two weeks ago and then dropping a 1-0 decision to Oakland in their Horizon League opener on Saturday. WIU has outscored its opponents 12-6 on the season, and is averaging 1.33 goals per contest. Martin Browne, Jr. leads the Leathernecks with four goals and four assists, while three other players have tallied two goals each.
ABOUT THE WIU SERIES
The teams last met in 2006, with the Badgers claiming a 1-0 win in their first head-to-head matchup with the Leathernecks in 18 years.
The teams met in eight consecutive seasons during the 1980s, with the Badgers going 5-2-1 over that span in games that alternated between Madison and Macomb, Ill.
The Badgers are 4-1 all-time against the Leathernecks in games played in Madison, including a 1-0 mark at the McClimon Complex.
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Record at UW: 56-58-11 (7th season)
Career record: same
Alma mater: UW-Milwaukee, 1986
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Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison, Wis. (pop. 223,889)
Enrollment: 42,041 (28,999 undergrad)
Colors: Cardinal and White
Conference: Big Ten
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Chancellor: Biddy (Carolyn A.) Martin
Director of Athletics: staffid=100"> --> Barry Alvarez
Associate A.D., Mens Soccer: staffid=511"> --> Steve Waterfield
Facility: Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex
All-time record: 339-123-59 (.708)
Assistant A.D., Communications: Justin Doherty
Director of Web Site Services: Tamara J. Flarup
Staff Assistant (Mens Soccer Contact): Brian Mason
Mason's Office Phone: (608) 262-2311
Mason's Cell Phone: (608) 279-8659