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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
7:00 p.m.
Sept. 26 at Indiana  6:00 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Purdue 12:00 p.m.
Oct. 3 Ohio State   7:00 p.m.
Oct. 5 Penn State
12:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 Iowa 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 at Northwestern 1:00 p.m.
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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Suffering its first loss of the season on the road against Michigan this past Sunday, the No. 13 Wisconsin women’s soccer team (7-1-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten) looks to bounce back at home against defending Big Ten conference champion Nebraska (4-3-1, 0-1-1 Big Ten) Saturday night.

The match will mark the Badgers’ first conference home game, as UW returns to their home turf with plenty of motivation. The team’s heartbreaking loss on the final second against Michigan in Ann Arbor last Sunday closely resembles the outcome of the last-second, double-overtime loss the Badgers were dealt by Nebraska last season.

 #13 Wisconsin vs.  Nebraska
Date Saturday, Sept. 20  |  7 p.m. CT
Location Madison, Wis.  |  McClimon Complex
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Wisconsin began its season 7-0 and tied the best start in program history. The last time a Badgers team began 7-0 was 1991, and that group went on to play in the national championship and finished runner-up.

Kinley McNicoll was named player of the week by the Big Ten (offensive), espnW and Top Drawer Soccer for her performance in Seattle, Wash. two weekends ago (2 G, 2 A). Brianna Stelzer also made Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week for the week of 9/9.

Despite sitting out of the Badgers' Big Ten opening weekend, Cara Walls continues to lead the team in goals (7). Walls recently scored two goals in back-to-back games (Aug. 29-13). She netted her Big Ten-leading fourth game-winning goal vs. Portland.

Kinley McNicoll had one goal and two assists last weekend. She now has scored six goals in eight games, which matches her total in 19 matches all of last season. She's tallied at least one point in 7-of-8 games.

5    ROSE ON REPEAT: Last season, Rose Lavelle recorded at least one point in 10-of-19 matches. This year, she's already 4-for-8, including a career-high three assists vs. SDSU to tie for third most in a single game in program history.

6    BEND IT LIKE BECCA: Freshman Becca Harrison has started all eight games for the Badgers thus far, and had a huge contribution to the team's success in Michigan. Harrison scored both goals in the Big Ten opener versus Michigan State, including the overtime game-winner.

Genevieve Richard is off to a solid start at goalkeeper. The senior has played 641:24 in net this season, allowing just four goals and making 20 saves. Her goals against avg. (0.56) is third in the Big Ten.

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:
Wisconsin is already well over halfway to 10 wins, which would mark the sixth-straight season reaching the milestone. UW has also won at least five conference games five seasons in a row, a best in school history.

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.

It will be an emotionally charged battle between Big Ten contenders on Saturday night, as Wisconsin (7-1-0) hosts defending Big Ten Champion, Nebraska (4-3-1).

• Nebraska leads the all-time series between the two programs, 1-4-1.
• The Badgers look for their first win over the Huskers in Madison. NEB is 3-0-0 in games played in Madison.
• Three of the last four meetings between the two teams have gone to overtime; two double overtime.
• The most recent meeting took place last season in Madison, when the Huskers earned a 2-1 win in double overtime.
• Wisconsin last defeated Nebraska in 2011 (W, 2-0, 10/7/11). It remains the only time the Badgers have earned a win over the Huskers.

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#9 WIS 1, MICH 2 - 9/14/14 - ANN ARBOR, MICH.

• Wisconsin was handed its first loss of the season after Ani Sarkisian of Michigan scroed a goal with one second left on the clock to prevent overtime and give the Wolverines a dramatic 2-1 victory.
• Junior Kinley McNicoll scored her sixth goal in eight matches this season during the 36th minute on a penalty kick. She improved to 3-for-3 on penalty kicks this season.
• Redshirt senior Genevieve Richard (7-1-0) suffered her first loss of the season, despite making a season-high six saves at goalkeeper for the Badgers.
• Wisconsin earned a season-high 12 corner kicks and also outshot Michigan 13-1.

Through eight matches this season, the Badgers have already shown positive trends.

• The Badgers have posted shutouts in five of eight games this season, while allowing just four goals.
• Senior Cara Walls has led UW in goals each of the last three seasons and she’s on track to make it four-consecutive years. She recorded two goals during the team's Washington road trip, bringing her season total to seven goals in six games. Walls missed the opening Big Ten weekend with an injury.
• Sophomore Rose Lavelle has recorded at least one point in four of the first eight matches this season. She ranks second on the team in assists (5).
• Junior Kinley McNicoll has recorded at least one point in seven of the first eight matches this season. After tallying one goal and two assist last weekend, she currently leads the team in both points (18) and assists (6).
• Last weekend, UW improved to 3-1 on the road. 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 Badgers finished fourth in school history for single-season true road wins (6).
• Three freshmen have begun earning regular minutes for the Badgers this season. Becca Harrison is up to eight career starts, while Alexis Tye and Sydney McGinnis have earned consistent time off the bench.

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