The Wisconsin mens soccer team returns home to take on No. 8 Indiana Friday night at the McClimon Soccer Complex. All youth soccer players wearing their team jersey will receive free admission. Kick off is set for 8 p.m.
Last weekend, the Badgers lost to Penn State 1-0 in overtime, dropping their sixth straight. The game was the fourth overtime game of the season for Wisconsin which marks the most overtime games in a season since the team clocked four OT games in 2002. The team is 1-3 in overtime games this season. The Badgers have been out-scored 9-2 in their last six games.
The Hoosiers beat both Louisville and Michigan by the score of 2-0 over the weekend. The reigning NCAA Champions come into Madison for the first time since 2003, in which Indiana won 3-0.
The Hoosiers lead the all-time series against the Badgers 26-3-3. The Badgers have not beaten Indiana since 1995, the year the Badgers were NCAA champions. Wisconsin hasnt won in the last 11 meetings, and has been out scored 31-3 in those losses. UW has played the Hoosiers more than any other team (32 games) in the programs history.
Indiana is playing under second year head coach Mike Freitag, who took over for long-time head coach Jerry Yeagley. Yeagley spent 31 years at the helm and is credited with bringing the program to where it is today.
Senior Brian Plotkin leads the Hoosier offense with four goals and five assists, tallying a total of 13 points so far this season. Goalkeeper Chris Munroe has only allowed five goals in 11 games and over 1,000 minutes of play.
The Hoosiers are looking for their third straight NCAA Championship and eighth all-time, more than any other NCAA Division 1 program.