The Wisconsin mens soccer team hopes to get over the .500 mark Wednesday as it hosts Marquette at 7 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
The Badgers (7-7-0, 1-2-0 Big Ten) look to rebound from a 3-0 loss suffered against Indiana on Friday night. Wisconsin was forced to play a player short for most of Fridays game with offensive leader Jed Hohlbein received a red carded in the 19th minute. Because of the red card, the Badgers will also take the field without Hohlbein on Wednesday.
With Hohlbein out, the Badgers will count on juniors David Martinez and Nick Van Sicklen to lead the Wisconsin offense. Martinez shot five times against Indiana four coming on goal and has three goals this season, including the game winner over regionally-ranked UW-Milwaukee. Van Sicklen is second on the team in most offensive categories and is the only Badger to score two or more goals in two or more games this year.
Marquette (6-5-1, 3-1-1 Conference USA) comes to Madison riding a two-game winning streak, but has not competed in the past eight days. Junior midfielder Chris Lee leads the Golden Eagles with 7 goals on the year, including two in Marquettes last victory over Wright State.
Last time the Badgers and Golden Eagles faced off, Marquette pulled out a 3-0 victory over the Badgers in Milwaukee. Five of the last eight meetings between the two teams have resulted in overtime play, while four of the last eight meetings have ended in ties. Wisconsin leads the all-time series 11-9-6.