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This Week in Women's Soccer

Aug. 14 at #15 Marquette - Exh. W, 1-0
Aug. 22 Oregon W, 1-0
Aug. 24 Tennessee W, 2-1 (OT)
Aug. 29 South Dakota St. W, 5-0
Aug. 31 Northern Iowa W, 3-0
Sept. 5 at Washington W, 4-0
Sept. 7 vs. #22 Portland W, 3-0
Sept. 12 at Michigan State W, 2-1 (OT)
Sept. 14 at Michigan L, 1-2
Sept. 20 Nebraska
W, 3-0
Sept. 26 at Indiana  W, 1-0
Sept. 28 at Purdue W, 1-0
Oct. 3 Ohio State   W, 2-0
Oct. 5 #7 Penn State
L, 0-2
Oct. 8 Iowa T, 0-0 (2OT)
Oct. 12 at Northwestern W, 2-0
Oct. 18 at Minnesota 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Rutgers  7:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 Maryland 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 at Illinois 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 2014 Big Ten Tournament TBD
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2013 Roster
0 Caitlyn Clem RS FR GK
1 Meghan Ledin SO GK
3 Rose Lavelle SO MF
4 Sydney McGinnis FR F
5 McKenna Meuer JR MF
6 Brianna Stelzer  JR D
7 Holly Heckendorf SO D
8 Lexi Peterson JR D
9 Morgan Taylor SO D
10 Molly Laufenberg JR MF
11 Caitlin Riley FR F
12 Micaela Powers SO MF
13 Kinley McNicoll JR MF
14 Marisa Kresge R JR MF
15 Cara Walls SR F
16 Alexis Tye FR MF
17 Jordan Blaser FR D
18 Kylie Schwarz SO D
19 Sarah Mondschein FR F
20 Nikki Greenhalgh SR F
21 Becca Harrison FR MF
22 Kodee Williams RS SR F
23 Arlyn Reed FR D
24 Genevieve Richard RS SR GK
30 Alexandra Heller RS SR D
31 Jackie Gellings JR GK
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Heller and Williams

The No. 15 Wisconsin women's soccer team looks to earn its first victory against Minnesota since the 2010 season as the Big Ten border rivals face off in Minneapolis on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (CT).

Coming off back-to-back shutouts, the Badgers aim to further move up in the Big Ten conference standings with a win against the Gophers.

#15 Wisconsin at Minnesota
Date  Saturday, Oct. 18  |  7 p.m. CT
Location  Minneapolis, Minn.  |  Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium
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Saturday evening’s match will have important implications for both teams in the
 continued hunt for the Big Ten regular season championship.

The Badgers moved up to 19 total points in the conference standings after defeating Northwestern 2-0 this past Sunday. Wisconsin now sits only two points behind Big Ten leaders Penn State and Michigan (21 points), and leads Minnesota by just three points (16 points).

Wisconsin trails Minnesota in the all-time series 11-13-1, but has had success playing in Minneapolis, and owns a mark of 6-3-0 against the Gophers.

The last time the two teams faced off, Minnesota edged out UW for a dramatic victory. The Gophers scored in the final seconds of double overtime to take the game 1-0.

Aside from conference implications, Saturday’s showdown will be important for the Badgers to earn a win toward the athletic department‘s “Border Battle”.

The Border Battle is an annual competition for border supremacy between the University of Wisconsin and University of Minnesota athletic departments. The winner of this weekend’s game will not only claim a significant victory for the team, but the winner will also earn its school 40 points in the battle.

Following its match with Minnesota, the Wisconsin women’s soccer team will return to McClimon to welcome conference newcomers Maryland and Rutgers in the season's final home matches next Friday and Sunday.

Wisconsin began its season 7-0 and tied the best start in program history. During the Indiana road trip, the Badgers became the fastest group in school history to reach 10 wins on a season and just the fourth ever to begin 10-1.

Kinley McNicoll has scored eight goals in 15 games this season and is in second place for team scoring. McNicoll has already eclipsed her goal total from all of last season (6). She's tallied at least one point in 9-of-15 games.

Despite playing just 11 games (injury), Cara Walls leads the team in goals (9) and leads the Big Ten in game-winning goals, netting her fifth of the season vs. Northwestern.

4    COMING UP ROSE: Last season, Rose Lavelle recorded at least one point in 10-of-19 matches. This year, she's 6-for-15, including a career-high three assists vs. SDSU to tie for third most in a single game in program history.

5    KLUTCH KODEE: Kodee Williams is tied for third on the team in goals (3). Each of the three goals scored this season by the redshirt senior have been game-winning goals. She is tied for second in the Big Ten for game-winners.

6    ROCK SOLID RICHARD: Genevieve Richard has allowed just six goals all season and leads the Big Ten in shutouts (9), goals against average (0.400) and save percentage (.889). She strung together four consecutive shutouts during conference play earlier this season.

7    GETTING GRITTY: UW has posted shutouts in 11-of-15 matches and allowed just six goals all season. The Badgers have already surpassed the five shutouts they recorded last season (19 matches). UW has scored 30 goals to counter.

8    GOALS GALORE: UW returns 88.6 percent of its goal scoring from last season, led by senior Cara Walls who netted nine goals in 2013. Kinley McNicoll and Rose Lavelle each scored six goals last year.

The Badgers bring back 86.4 percent of their 2013 point production, led by Kinley McNicoll who tallied 25 points in 2013. Cara Walls (22) and Rose Lavelle (19) ranked second and third on the team in points.

10    MAGIC NUMBER 10:
During the road trip to Indiana, Wisconsin reached 10 wins and extended its school record to six straight seasons reaching the milestone. UW has won at least five Big Ten games five seasons in a row, also a school best.

The Badgers return one of the most experienced lineups in the country this fall. Losing just one starter from last season, Wisconsin brings back 10 starters for their 2014 campaign. Roster has 5 seniors, 7 juniors.

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#12 WIS 2, NU 0 - 10/12/14 - EVANSTON, ILL.

• Wisconsin added number 11 to its season shut-out total by defeating Northwestern on their home turf at Lakeside Field, 2-0.

• Redshirt senior Genevieve Richard recorded a career-high 10 saves at goalkeeper for the Badgers.

• Junior Kinley McNicoll tallied three points on the day, recording the assist for the game-winning goal and scoring UW's second goal.

• Senior captain Cara Walls recorded her fifth game-winning goal of the season and continues to lead the Big Ten in that category.

Through 15 matches this season, the Badgers are showing a number of positive trends in their statistics.
• The Badgers have posted shutouts in 11 of 15 matches this season, while allowing just six goals.

• Senior Cara Walls has led UW in goals each of the last three seasons and she’s right on track to make it four-consecutive years. She currently holds the UW lead with nine goals despite playing just 11 games.

• Sophomore Rose Lavelle has recorded at least one point in six of the first 15 matches this season. An offensive threat in the midfield, she leads the team in shots on goal (18) and shots (37), and ranks second on the team in assists (6).

• Junior Kinley McNicoll has recorded at least one point in nine of the first 15 matches this season. She currently leads the team in points (23) and is second on the team in goals (8).

• UW currently holds a 5-1 record in true road games. For a second-straight season, the Badgers have embraced the road warrior mentality and began with three-straight wins away from home. Last year, UW went unbeaten on the road through its first eight road matches. Last year's team finished fourth in school history for single-season true road wins (6).

• Four freshmen have begun earning regular minutes for the Badgers this season. Becca Harrison is up to 14 career starts, while Alexis Tye and Sydney McGinnis have earned consistent time off the bench. Caitlin Riley earned her first minutes of the year against Nebraska and continues to see time off of the bench.

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