The Wisconsin mens soccer team returns home to take on the DePaul Blue Demons tonight at 7 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
Wisconsin (8-8-0, 1-3-0 Big Ten) has played DePaul five times in its history and has won every game, however the two teams have not met since 1989.
Though juniors Jed Hohlbein and Nick Van Sicklen still lead the Badgers in scoring, sophomore forward Phil Doeh has come up big for Wisconsin in the past week. Doeh tallied the first goal in UWs 2-1 victory over Marquette last Wednesday and the Badgers only goal in Michigan Sunday. Doeh now has three goals and one assist on the season for seven points.
DePaul (7-7-0, 3-2-0 Conference USA) comes to Madison in the midst of a three-game winning streak, with wins against Charlotte, UW-Green Bay and Memphis. Blue Demon goalkeeper Michael Timlin recorded shutouts in the games against Charlotte and UW-GB, and is the reigning C-USA defensive player of the week.
Equally tough in the net, Wisconsins junior tri-captain Eric Hanson is tied for second in the Big Ten with four shutouts and is fourth in the conference with 55 saves despite having missed two games earlier this season.
For the Badgers, tonights match represents a chance to break .500 and gain momentum before finishing their Big Ten schedule. Wisconsin will play at home against Michigan State this Sunday and concludes the conference season at Northwestern next Sunday. The Badgers will finish their regular season Nov. 8 against Valparaiso in Verona.
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