The UW mens soccer team (5-9-0, 0-3-0 Big Ten) will be traveling to Ann Arbor, Mich. to take on the Wolverines (7-6-1, 0-2-0 Big Ten) for the seventh time in the schools history. Kickoff is set for noon CT.
Wednesday the Badgers blanked Marquette 3-0 at the McClimon Soccer Complex. Sophomore Christopher Ede (Wauwatosa, Wis.) scored two goals, his first and second of his UW career sealing the game late in the second half. Early in the game, Victor Diaz (Madrid, Spain) scored a on a penalty kick in the 14th minute of play. Sophomore goalkeeper Mike Hood (La Crosse, Wis.) recorded his first career shutout in only his second start as a Badger.
The Wolverines hold the series lead 5-1-0 against Wisconsin, winning the last five meetings including last years 2-1 overtime loss in Madison. In 2000 the Badgers won the two teams first match up beating Michigan 4-1 in Madison.
Thursday the Wolverines took on No. 25 UW-Milwaukee, beating the Panthers 2-1 in double overtime. Goals from Chase Tennant and Trai Blanks were enough for the Wolverines to pull out a win on their home field. Michigan out shot the Panthers 16-8, attempted one more corner kick, and were able to hold the Panther offense at bay for most of the game. Goalkeeper Peter Dzubay recorded only one save, as the Michigan offense controlled the ball most of the second half.
Trai Blanks and Ryan Alexander lead the Michigan offense with nine and seven points respectively. Dzubay has recorded five shut outs so far this season, holding opponents to only 17 goals on the season.
The Badgers dont play again until Sunday Oct. 30, as they welcome Michigan State to Madison for their final Big Ten home game of the year. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
All kids 12 and under as well as all fans wearing their Halloween costumes will receive free admission.