Oct. 12, 2009
MADISON, Wis. -- After lifting the Wisconsin men’s soccer team to its first Big Ten Conference win of the season Sunday, senior Scott Lorenz has been named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Lorenz was the difference for the Badgers in Sunday's 2-1, double-overtime victory over Michigan State, as he scored both goals to help UW snap a three-game shutout streak.
After the Spartans got on the board in the first half, Lorenz provided the equalizer in the 15th minute to eventually force overtime. He then provided the game-winner four minutes into the second overtime period to lift the Badgers to their first Big Ten win and snap a four-match winless streak.
The senior forward finished the day with five shots, including three shots-on-goal, while netting his first goals of the season.
Lorenz becomes the second UW player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors this season, as Brandon Miller earned the weekly award for offense on Sept. 21. Senior goalkeeper Alex Horwath also is a two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season.
The Badgers return to action with a non-conference matchup at in-state rival Green Bay on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m., with Time Warner Cable Sports airing a tape-delay broadcast of the match in the state of Wisconsin.