The Wisconsin mens soccer team, (5-9-0, 0-3-0 Big Ten) beat in-state rival Marquette 3-0 Wednesday night at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Sophomore Christopher Ede (Wauwatosa, Wis.) scored two goals, his first and second of his UW career within six minutes of each other to put the game away late in the second half for the Badgers.
It's nice to get the win and we put a little icing on it with the third goal, said head coach Jeff Rohrman. Chris has been finishing things off well all week and he put in two nice goals for us. I thought it was a real collective effort tonight.
UW started on the right track, scoring on an early penalty kick in the first half to take a 1-0 lead over the Golden Eagles. Freshman Victor Diaz (Madrid, Spain) scored on Marquette goalkeeper Steven Grow in the 14th minute of play after faking left and shooting right on the penalty kick.
The Golden Eagles had a few close opportunities in the second half, with the ball in the box, but were unable to score past sophomore goalkeeper Mike Hood (La Crosse, Wis.). Playing in his third game of the year, Hood recorded his first career shutout in only his second start as a Badger.
With assists from B.J. Goodman (Lake Orion, Mich.) on his first goal, and Nick Caronna (Brookfield, Wis.) and Matthew Jelacic (Brookfield, Wis.) on his second, Ede was able to score twice from 20 yards away blasting the ball by Grow to make the lead 3-0 with only three minutes to play.
Opposing goalkeepers, UWs Hood and Marquettes Grow ended the game with four saves a piece. With the help of the Badger defense, Hood was able to keep the Golden Eagles scoreless for the seventh time this season as they fell to 5-7-1.
We really played well, defensively, down the stretch when we needed to, said Rohrman. I thought some of the game got away from us in the first half, but I thought we came out with the right mentality, attitude and intensity.
The Badger men next travel to Michigan to take on the Wolverines Sunday at the Michigan Soccer Field. Kickoff is set for noon CT.