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Badgers go for season sweep of in-state rivals



The Badgers (6-6-2, 0-4-1 Big Ten) host a pair of games at the McClimon Complex this week, taking on in-state rival UW-Green Bay in a Monday contest before hosting Penn State in a Big Ten Conference matchup on Sunday.

In Mondays contest, the Badgers seek to complete a season sweep of their in-state foes, having already defeated UW-Milwaukee (4-0, Oct. 8) and Marquette (1-0, Oct. 15).

Against Penn State, Wisconsin looks to snap a 12-game winless streak in conference play. The Badgers last win against a Big Ten opponent came in a 2-0 victory over the Nittany Lions on Oct. 15, 2006.

Wisconsin (6-6-2, 0-4-1 Big Ten)
vs. UW-Green Bay
(4-6-3, 2-2-1 Horizon League)
7:30 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 20 | McClimon Complex | Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin Notes | UW-Green Bay Notes | Live Stats

Wisconsin (6-6-2, 0-4-1 Big Ten)
vs. Penn State (4-7-2, 1-2-0 Big Ten)
12:30 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 26 | McClimon Complex | Madison, Wis.

Wisconsin Notes | Penn State Notes | Big Ten Notes | Live Stats


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When they host UW-Green Bay on Monday, the Badgers will look to extend a six-game unbeaten streak against in-state rivals. Wisconsin has not lost to an in-state team since falling, 2-3, to the Phoenix on Oct. 24, 2006. Since that loss, the Badgers are 0-0-1 against Green Bay, 1-0-2 against UW-Milwaukee and 1-0-1 against Marquette.

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Lorenz matched his season-high with seven shots in Saturdays match, including a season-best five shots on goal. Over the course of the Badgers last five games, Lorenz has launched 21 shots, including 14 shots on goal.

Over that span, which dates back to the UWs Oct. 5 matchup with Michigan State, Lorenz has accounted for 31 percent of the Badgers shots, including 42 percent of their shots on goal. He also has four of the teams seven shots on goal in that time frame (57 percent).

After being held to a season-low five shots by Marquette (Oct. 15), the Badgers racked up 13 shots against the Buckeyes. That marked the 11th time in 14 games this season that the UW tallied at least a dozen shots.

Of their 13 shots in Saturdays clash with Ohio State, the Badgers put a season-high 11 or 85 percent on goal.

Saturdays loss to Ohio State was the Badgers first this season in a game that saw the UW dent the scoreboard first. Miller tallied the games initial goal in the 49th minute, but the Buckeyes answered with a pair of second-period scores. The Badgers are now 6-1-1 on the season when scoring first.

With their win over Marquette last Wednesday, the Badgers also improved their record against non-conference foes to 6-2-1 on the season.

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Junior Brandon Miller put the Badgers on the scoreboard first, but No. 22 Ohio State got the last word with a game-winning goal in the 70th minute and handed the UW a 2-1 loss Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

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Junior Scott Lorenz continued his recent scoring streak by netting the game-winning goal in Wednesdays 1-0 win over in-state rival Marquette. Lorenzs unassisted score in the 15th minute was his fourth goal in the Badgers last four games and helped the Badgers improve to 2-0 against teams from Wisconsin this season.

The Phoenix enter Mondays contest fresh off a 2-0 loss to No. 14 Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, a result that snapped a two-game win streak. Before that loss, Green Bay had outscored Detroit and UW-Milwaukee by a combined 7-2 margin in a pair of wins.

In total, the Phoenix have tallied 16 goals in 13 games, with Tosaint Ricketts six scores leading the way for the team. Ricketts posted a hat trick in the teams 5-2 win over Detroit on Oct. 5. J.C. Banks also has scored three goals for the Phoenix.

Goalkeeper Adam Stikl owns a 1.16 goals-against average and has made 62 saves, an average of 4.77 stops per game.

Overall, Green Bay is 2-2-2 in its last six contests and owns a 2-3 record away from home.

The Badgers are winless in their last two meetings with Green Bay, dropping a 3-2 decision in the Phoenixs last trip to Madison in 2006 and battling to a scoreless draw last season.

Wisconsin is 9-6-0 all-time against the Phoenix in Madison, including a 5-2-0 mark at the McClimon Complex. The teams have split their last four meetings on the Badgers home field.

Since 2000, the Badgers are 4-3-1 against the Phoenix.

UW head coach Jeff Rohrman is 2-3-1 against Green Bay in his career, while Phoenix head coach Tom Poitras owns a 1-2-1 record against the Badgers.

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