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This Week in Women's Soccer

A 13 Marquette - Exh. T, 1-1
A 21 Western Michigan W, 2-1 (2OT)
A 23 North Dakota State W, 2-1 (1OT)
A 28 at #10 Pepperdine L, 2-0
A 30 at #12 UCLA 6 p.m.
S 4 Loyola 7 p.m.
S 6 Illinois State 1 p.m.
S 11 at Milwaukee 6 p.m.
S 13 at Kentucky 2 p.m.
S 17 at Penn State 6 p.m.
S 20 at Ohio State  11 a.m.
S 25 Indiana 7 p.m.
S 27 Purdue  3 p.m.
O 2 Minnesota 6 p.m.
O 8 at Iowa 7 p.m.
O 11 at Nebraska 1 p.m.
O 15 Michigan 7 p.m.
O 18 Michigan State  1 p.m.
O 24 at Maryland 6 p.m.
O 28 Northwestern 7 p.m.
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2013 Roster
0 Caitlyn Clem RS SO GK
1 Meghan Ledin RS SO GK
2 Chloe Knudtson FR D
3 Rose Lavelle JR MF/F
4 Sydney McGinnis SO F
5 McKenna Meuer SR MF
6 Brianna Stelzer  SR D
7 Holly Heckendorf JR D
8 Megan Kalkofen FR D
9 Morgan Taylor RS JR D
10 Molly Laufenberg SR MF/D
11 Victoria Pickett FR MF
12 Micaela Powers JR MF
13 Kinley McNicoll SR MF
14 Marisa Kresge R SR F
16 Alexis Tye SO MF
17 Katharine Torchio FR D
18 Kylie Schwarz JR D
19 Emily Bormgann FR F
20 Nikki Greenhalgh RS SR F
21 Becca Harrison SO MF
22 Jamie Donohue FR D
23 Steph Fabry FR F
25 Maddie Mittelsteadt FR F
26 Malley O'Brien FR MF
27 Natalie Jacobson FR F
31 Grace Quirk FR GK
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MADISON, Wis. – No. 13 Wisconsin looks for two more wins this weekend when it heads west for a pair of games, first facing No. 10 Pepperdine on Friday, followed by a match against No. 12 UCLA on Sunday.

This is the Badgers’ (2-0-0) first road series of the 2015 season, as they are coming off a two-game homestand where they beat both Western Michigan and North Dakota State in overtime.

Wisconsin and Pepperdine (2-0-0) have played a total of three times in the teams’ histories, with the sereis 1-1-1. UW’s lone win against Pepperdine came in 2008 when it beat the Waves in Madison.

Wisconsin has also only faced UCLA (1-1-0) a total of three times, however the Badgers have never beaten the Bruins and seek their first ever win. The teams most recently faced in 2012.

Wisconsin looks primed for the challenges ahead, as junior MAC Hermann Trophy watch list member Rose Lavelle and senior standout McKenna Meuer lead the offensive charge. Lavelle and Meuer have two goals each thus far, both coming in clutch spots for Wisconsin by providing the game-winning goals in overtime this past weekend.

Wisconsin’s defense also looks solid, anchored by veterans Brianna Stelzer and Molly Laufenberg, as the group managed to limit Western Michigan and North Dakota State to a combined six shots on goal.

Wisconsin and Pepperdine kick off at 5 p.m. CT on Friday and the Badgers face UCLA on Sunday at 6 p.m. CT.

#13 WISCONSIN (2-1-0) at #12 UCLA (1-1-0)
Date  Sunday, Aug. 30 |  6 p.m. CT
Location  Los Angeles, Calif.  |  Drake Field
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1     THE WILKINS WAY: With head coach Paula Wilkins at the helm for her ninth season, Wisconsin looks to make the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in the last seven years. Wilkins is approaching 100 wins at UW (89-55-21).
2     NATIONAL PRAISE: Wisconsin is ranked No. 13 in the country by both the NSCAA and TopDrawerSoccer. The Badgers were picked to finish third in the Big Ten Conference this year in the coaches poll.
3     ROSE IN BLOOM: Rose Lavelle returns to UW after earning NSCAA second-team All-America honors last season. A U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team member, Lavelle has been named to the 2015 MAC Hermann Trophy watch list.
4     MCMIDFIELD: Ranked the 18th best player in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer, Kinley McNicoll prepares for her senior season at Wisconsin. The midfielder is UW’s leading returning point scorer from 2014 (27pts on 9G and 9A).
5     STINGY WITH STELZER: Anchored by Brianna Stelzer, UW set a Big Ten record in 2014 with 18 shutouts in 24 matches. The Badgers had three seperate streaks of at least four straight shutouts last year (longest seven straight).
6     REPLACING CARA: Wisconsin will look to replace offensive threat Cara Walls this season, who graduated. Walls led the Badgers in goals all four seasons at UW, including a team-high 14 goals last season for 28 points on the year.
7     LIFE AFTER BIG TEN GEN: With 2014 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Genevieve Richard lost to graduation, the Badgers will send a new goalkeeper to protect the net this year. Richard was a 2014 NSCAA third-team All-American.
8     CALLING ON CLEM: With 2014 Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Genevieve Richard gone (graduation), UW will call on redshirt sophomore Caitlyn Clem to step into net. 
9     YOUTH MOVEMENT: Wisconsin signed a total of 10 freshmen for 2015: Borgmann, Donohue, Fabry, Jacobson, Kalkofen, Knudtson, Mittelsteadt, O’Brien, Quirk, Torchio. Roster also has six seniors, six juniors and four sophomores.
10   MAGIC NUMBER 10: Wisconsin looks to extend its school record and reach 10 wins in a season for the seventh straight season. UW also enters 2015 having won at least five Big Ten games six seasons in a row, also a school best.
11   REWORKED XI: There could be as many as five new Badgers in the Starting XI this season. Emily Borgmann, Marisa Kresge, Micaela Powers, Holly Heckendorf & Caitlyn Clem were new faces in the starting lineup last weekend. 

Friday night's game with Pepperdine marks the fourth all-time meeting between the Waves and the Badgers.
- The all-time series is tied 1-1-1.
- Wisconsin and Pepperdine have played once before in Malibu, as the game ended in a 1-1 tie in double overtime on Sept. 10, 2006.
- Both the Badgers and the Waves played two overtime games in their season-opening weekends. Both teams won both games, as well.
- Pepperdine made the NCAA tournament last season and played its way into the NCAA Sweet 16. The team fell to UCLA, who Wisconsin plays on Sunday.
- Hailey Harbison earned ALL-WCC preseason honors. She won WCC Freshman of the Year and earned NSCAA All-West Region first team honors last year.
- Pepperdine head coach Tim Ward is in his 18th season at the helm of the program. Last season, he surpassed 200 wins with the Waves.

Sunday’s contest against UCLA marks the fourth all-time meeting between the Badgers and the Bruins.
- Wisconsin is seeking its first ever win over UCLA, as the Bruins lead the all-time sereies 3-0-0.
- UW is 0-2-0 all-time vs. UCLA in Los Angeles.
- The two teams most recently met in 2012, as UCLA edged Wisconsin for a 1-0 victory in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Nov. 10.
- Wisconsin and UCLA actually faced twice during the 2012 season. The Bruins also hosted the Badgers at Drake Stadium and won 2-0 on Aug. 31.
- UCLA enters the weekend 1-1 after losing its season-opening game at Long Beach State, but then rebounding with a 1-0 victory in double overtime at San Diego State.
- UCLA returns two starters from last season's team, which advanced to the quarterfinals of last year's NCAA tournament.
- Wisconsin is one of the 14 opponents UCLA will face this season that made last year's NCAA tournament. 

Wisconsin will face a pair of nationally-ranked teams this weekend, including a top-10 test vs. Pepperdine.
- The Badgers were 3-1 against ranked teams last season. That included wins over No. 13 DePaul (2-0), No. 16 Rutgers (1-0) and No. 22 Portland (4-0).
- When Wisconsin beat Portland last season, it marked the program's first win over a ranked opponent sinec 2011.
- UW's lone loss to a ranked team last season came at the hands of No. 7 Penn State (2-0).
- Including last season, Wisconsin holds a 19-2-2 record in games played as a ranked team. UW was unranked to begin last season, but appeared in the NSCAA Week 1 rankings and remained ranked the rest of the year.

- Wisconsin is ranked No. 13 in the country in the Week 1 update of the NSCAA rankings.
- The Badgers are also ranked No. 13 in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.
- UW moved up to No. 20 in the Soccer America national rankings.
- Wisconsin is ranked No. 11 in the Bennett Rank/HERO Sports women's soccer rankings.

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