The Wisconsin mens soccer team kept pace with No. 11 UW-Milwaukee throughout regulation and into overtime Wednesday night, but UW-Ms Antou Jallow deflected the ball past Badger keeper Eric Hanson at the 92nd minute for the 1-0 sudden-death decision at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
The win marks UW-Ms tenth-straight victory, while Wisconsin enters the UW Soccer Fest Weekend with an overall record of 7-6-0 and 1-2-0 in Big Ten competition.
I thought we played a good first half, but we didnt get into a good flow during the second half, Wisconsin head coach Jeff Rohrman said. The Panthers created good chances in the second half and they finished the chances they got.
I cant fault our guys effort tonight though. They showed a lot of heart and fight and competed for the entire game. Weve got to do a better job of rewarding ourselves for the effort we put in.
During regulation, both teams produced several scoring opportunities, including a high shot-on-goal by Wisconsin senior Aymar Sinaise at 43:51, but defense across both teams remained strong.
Overall in goal, Hanson recorded six saves for Wisconsin, while UW-M keeper Chris Dadaian collected just one save for the Panthers. On the attack, UW-M outshot Wisconsin 17-6 overall.
Jallow scored his lone goal of the game after correcting a shot by teammate Chad Dombrowski past Hanson in the Badger net at 92:58.
The Badgers kick off UW Soccer Fest Weekend with the Wisconsin womens soccer team Friday night at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Following the womens game against Ohio State at 5 p.m., the men take on Ivy League opponent Dartmouth at 7:30 p.m. The Big Green improved its record to 2-6-1 this past Sunday after posting a 2-2 overtime tie against Yale.
The Badgers return to Big Ten play against Michigan (4-6-1, 0-3 Big Ten) on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. to wrap up the soccer alumni weekend.