The UW mens soccer team will look for its tenth win of the season and honor its seniors when it plays host to UW-Green Bay at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 24) at McClimon Soccer Complex.
The Badgers (9-5-2, 3-1-1) will attempt to achieve double digits in the win column when they face the Phoenix (11-5-0). Should they come out with a victory, it would mark Wisconsins first season with at least 10 wins since their 2003 campaign, when they went 11-10-1.
Those honored on Tuesday will be Hamid Afsari (Whitefish Bay, Wis.), William Bagayoko (Baton Rouge, La.), Andrew Cardona (Waukesha, Wis.), Christopher Ede (Wauwetosa, Wis.), Aaron Hohlbein (Middleton, Wis.), Frank Iaizzo (North York, Ontario), Matthew Jelacic (Brookfield, Wis.), Reid Johnson (Mequon, Wis.), and Jake Settle (Cedar Rapids, Iowa).
The Badgers will enter Tuesdays match up coming off of Sundays loss to No. 19 Northern Illinois. Wisconsin played well throughout the game against their tough opponent, but ended up losing in overtime, 1-0. UW had won 5 of their last 6 games entering the contest.
UW-Green Bay also finds itself coming off of a loss to a high-caliber team from Illinois, as the Phoenix fell short against Illinois-Chicago, 2-0, on Sunday. The Badgers beat the Flames earlier in the season, 1-0, at home on Sept. 28th. Illinois-Chicago was ranked No. 9 in the nation at the time.
Wisconsin has had great success over the years against the Phoenix, having won 11 of the last 14 match ups against their in-state rivals. UW has won the last two competitions against UW-Green Bay, including last years 3-0 win in Madison.
The Badgers will look to protect their all-time series record against the Phoenix, as it currently stands at 15-14 in UWs favor.
A win against UW-Green Bay could act as an important momentum builder, as it would give Wisconsin confidence heading into Fridays (Oct. 27) battle against Indiana.
The two teams are currently tied at 3-1-1 for first place in the Big Ten. Fridays outcome will determine the outright Big Ten regular season champion of the 2006 season.
UW has not won the conference title since 1995, the same year that they won the NCAA championship.
Wisconsins contest against UW-Green Bay will begin at 6 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 24) in Madison at McClimon Soccer Complex.