The Wisconsin mens soccer team looks to get back to .500 in the Big Ten as it travels to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Sunday to play the Wolverines at noon.
The Badgers (8-7-0, 1-2-0 Big Ten) go to Varsity Field with momentum on their side having gotten the best of Marquette 2-1 on Wednesday in Madison. The victory marked the 300th win in the programs 27-year history.
Wisconsin will be counting on its defense to shut-down junior forward Knox Cameron and the rest of the Wolverine offense. Cameron, one of the two reigning Big Ten Offensive Players of the Week, had three goals and an assist last week, and added two assists in Michigans 2-1 victory over Northwestern on Friday.
The Badger defense will be counting on senior tri-captain Watson Vaughan Prather to lead the defense in Michigan. Prather was sidelined with injury since Sept. 24 but returned to the lineup Wednesday night. In Prathers absence, the corps of freshmen defenders including Andrew Cardona, Aaron Hohlbein and John Scripp helped the team to three shutout victories.
Wisconsin will also look to its underclassmen on the offensive side of the ball, with sophomore Phil Doeh and freshman Matt Jelacic having both scored goals in Wednesdays victory.
Sundays game will be only the fifth meeting between the Badgers and Wolverines (10-4-0, 2-1-0 Big Ten), with Michigan leading the all-time series 3-1-0. Wisconsin won the first matchup 4-1 in Madison in 2000.