The Wisconsin mens soccer team (3-6-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten) set to host UW-Milwaukee (3-2-3) at 7 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex. The in-state battle is always a hotly contested match-up and this years will be no exception. Last season UW-Ms Engelmann Field set the stage for what would be a tight 1-0 shutout for Wisconsin. The Panthers will certainly look to return the favor tonight.
The Badgers and Panthers did not meet in head-to-head competition, but had an opportunity to scout each other at the 2004 Big Toe Soccer Invitational in Madison earlier this season.
In recent games, the Badgers have been playing at a high level and controlling the ball, but coming up short in the final score. Looking to stop their now three-game skid, the Badgers will need the momentum of a win to charge them up for a difficult second half of the schedule.
After UW-Milwaukee the Badgers host No. 9 Penn State on Sunday, Oct. 10 before traveling to No. 3 Indiana and DePaul, Oct. 15 and 17. On Oct. 22 the Badgers have 19th-ranked Michigan at home, but are 1-4-0 against the newcomers in Big Ten soccer.
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