The Wisconsin mens soccer team (4-7-0, 0-1-0 Big Ten) travels to University Park, Pa. Sunday to take on the Nittany Lions (3-6-2, 1-0-0). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. CT.
Tuesday night the Badgers lost their fifth straight game to in-state rival UW-Milwaukee 2-0. UWM scored once on a penalty kick, and then again off of a fast break after a Wisconsin corner kick. The Badgers beat the Panthers statistically, but were unable to score for the third game in their last five.
Sundays game will be the 19th time the two teams have met dating back to 1991. Penn State leads the overall series with a record of 10-7-1. The Badgers have beaten the Nittany Lions three of the last four times they have met. In 2002, head coach Jeff Rohrmans first year, the Badgers won 2-1 in the regular season, and then fell 1-0 in the Big Ten tournament. The Badgers have gone on to win the last two meetings, 1-0 in 2003 and 4-3 last year.
Penn State started the season winless in their first six games, and then rebounded by winning three of its last six, including beating defending National Champion and No. 11-ranked Indiana 2-1 in overtime. The team also took on No. 2 Akron over the weekend, losing by a score of 2-1.
This past week, Penn States Jason Yeisley was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the week, as well as being named to the (College Soccer News) and (Soccer America) teams of the week after scoring both of the Nittany Lions goals in their win over Indiana and the teams only goal in their loss to Akron.
Penn State will be playing Northwestern (6-3-0, 1-1-0) Friday night before it takes on the Badgers Sunday.