The Wisconsin mens soccer team put a season-high 11 shots on goal but saw only one find its way into the net in 2-1 loss to No. 22 Ohio State in a Big Ten Conference matchup Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The Badgers scored first but allowed a pair of second-period goals to the Buckeyes -- including a game-winner by Danny Irizarry in the 70th minute to again come agonizingly close to their first Big Ten win.
All five of the Badgers conference matches have been decided by one goal or fewer.
After a scoreless first period, junior athid=6004&deptid=122"> --> Brandon Miller put Wisconsin on the scoreboard in the 50th minute with his second goal of the season. Miller took a pass from junior athid=5596&deptid=122"> --> Scott Lorenz and finished with a shot from the left side of the box that put the Badgers on top, 1-0.
Lorenz finished with a game- and season-high seven shots, including five shots on goal. He has tallied a total of 20 shots in the UWs last five contests, putting 14 of those on goal.
The Buckeyes answered four minutes later, as Konrad Warzycha converted on a deep shot to knot the score with an unassisted goal in the 54th minute. Another 16 minutes passed before Irizarry connected on the game-winner that snapped a three-match winless streak for OSU (8-4-2, 2-2-0 Big Ten).
The Badgers, meanwhile, fell to 0-4-1 in conference play and 6-6-2 overall. The UW is winless in its last 12 Big Ten contests.
The Badgers hit double-digits in shots on goal for the second time this season, but Buckeyes goalkeeper Byron Neal stopped 10 of their season-best 11 shots on goal. athid=6384&deptid=122"> --> Alex Horwath had six saves for Wisconsin.
Junior Taylor Waspi added four shots on goal for the Badgers, as he and Lorenz combined for 11 of the UWs 13 shots.
The team now faces a short turnaround, as it returns to Madison to prepare for a 7:30 p.m. contest against in-state rival UW-Green Bay on Monday at the McClimon Complex.
The Badgers are 2-0 against teams from Wisconsin this season, having already downed in-state foes UW-Milwaukee and Marquette.