This Week in Women's Soccer

Schedule
Aug. 15  Marquette - Exh. (#14) W, 5-1
Aug. 23 at Connecticut W, 3-2
Aug. 25 at Illinois State W, 4-1
Aug. 30 at Oregon W, 2-1
Sept. 1 at Oregon State T, 1-1
Sept. 6 Vanderbilt L, 4-3
Sept. 11 at Loyola-Chicago W, 5-1
Sept. 15 Milwaukee W, 3-0
Sept. 22 at Purdue  W, 3-1
Sept. 27 at Michigan (#13)  T, 0-0
Sept. 29 at Michigan State  W, 2-0
Oct. 4 Penn State (#8) L, 1-2
Oct. 6 Ohio State   W, 1-0 (OT)
Oct. 12 at Illinois  L, 2-3
Oct. 18 Nebraska (#22) L, 1-2 (2OT)
Oct. 20 Iowa  W, 2-1
Oct. 24 Minnesota  L, 0-1 (2OT)
Oct. 27 at Indiana  L, 0-1
Nov. 2 Northwestern  W, 3-0
2013 Big Ten Tournament
Nov. 6 Penn State (#22) 10:30 a.m.
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2013 Roster
0 Caitlyn Clem FR GK
1 Meghan Ledin FR GK
2 Lindsey Holmes SO F
3 Rose Lavelle FR F
4 Carly Vogel JR D
5 McKenna Meuer SO MF
6 Brianna Stelzer  SO D
7 Holly Heckendorf FR D
8 Lexi Peterson SO MF
9 Morgan Taylor FR D
10 Molly Laufenberg SO MF
11 Marta Wangard SO MF
12 Micaela Powers FR MF
13 Kinley McNicoll SO MF
14 Marisa Kresge R SO MF
15 Cara Walls JR F
16 Casey Mann SO D
18 Kylie Schwarz FR D
20 Nikki Greenhalgh JR F
21 Alev Kelter SR MF
22 Kodee Williams RS JR MF
24 Genevieve Richard RS JR GK
27 Becky McGrath SO D
28 Nicole La Petina SR MF
30 Alexandra Heller RS JR D
31 Jaclyn Gellings SO GK
Complete Roster

Team

Nov. 4 - 10 
Badgers open Big Ten tournament against third-seeded Penn State
The Badgers embark on the postseason when it travels to Champaign, Ill., on Wed., Nov. 6, for their quarterfinal  battle with third-seeded Penn State. Kickoff is slated for 10:30 a.m. CT on the Big Ten Digital Network.

Wisconsin is 12-12-2 all-time in the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament, having won the tournament title twice in both 1994 and 2005. 

   Wisconsin (10-6-2, 5-5-1)  vs. #22 Penn State (13-5-1, 7-4-0)  
2013 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament (Quarterfinal)
Date  Wednesday, November 6  |  10:30 a.m. CT
Location  Champaign, Ill. |  Illinois Soccer Stadium
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Series  Penn State leads, 3-17-4
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KEY NOTES TO CONSIDER
1  MCNICOLL'S MAGIC
: Sophomore Kinley McNicoll has emerged as a premier player in the Big Ten this season. After earning Big Ten All-Freshman team honors in 2012 and earning a spot on the U20 Canadian National Team this past summer, McNicoll is translating her experiences into a solid sophomore campaign. The Oakville, Ontario native is now leading UW in points (25) and assists (13), while anchoring a strong Badgers midfield.

2 THE REIGN OF ROSE:  After earning Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week accolades on Sept. 16, Rose Lavelle continues to show why she is a legitimate candidate for the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year award. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native ranks third on the team in points (19) and is tied for first among all Big Ten freshman in assists (7).

3 DO IT ALL WALLS: Cara Walls has been the Badgers’ X-factor in 2013. The junior has tallied eight goals (22 points) and was on pace to lead Wisconsin in goals and points for the third-consecutive season. If she is able to accomplish the feat, she will become just the second Badgers player in school history to do so.

4 10 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER:
 With its shutout of Northwestern (Nov. 2), Wisconsin reached the 10-win plateau for the fifth-straight season during the Paula Wilkins era. Wilkins has now guided UW to 10 or more wins in five of her seven seasons at the helm, reaching the NCAA tournament in three of those five seasons.   

Penn State

SERIES VS. PENN STATE
Wednesday’s match marks the 25th meeting between the Badgers and the Nittany Lions, dating back to 1994.   

• UW owns a 2-2-1 mark against the Nittany Lions dating back to 2009.  

• The Badgers have battled Penn State three times on neutral soil, earning a 1-2-0 mark.

Football Notes
Game Notes
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WISCONSIN IN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
Wisconsin will make its fifth-straight postseason appearance on Wednesday when it battles third-seeded Penn State at the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament.   

• The Badgers own a 12-2-2 mark all-time in the Big Ten tournament, winning the tournament title in both 1994 and 2005.  

• Wisconsin last advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament during the 2005, going on to win the tournament title.

• The Badgers have entered the tournament as the sixth-seeded team four times, and earned a spot in the semifinals the last time the conference was held in Champaign, Ill.

NOTES FROM UW'S LAST GAME:
WIS 3, NW 0 - 11/4/13 - McClimon Complex

• Wisconsin earned its fifth shutout of the season and its 11th multi-goal match of the year in its 3-0 win over Northwestern in UW’s regular-season finale. 

• With the win, the Badgers extended their unbeaten streak against Northwestern to five straight matches.

• Lindsey Holmes earned her first goal of the season and the match’s game-winning score in the 13th-minute of action. 

• Cara Walls (34’) and McKenna Meuer (81’) also tallied goals in the win.   

SENIOR STATUS
Alev Kelter and Nicole La Petina serve as the Badgers’ elderstatesmen in 2013. Although neither saw any game action nor suited up for the Badgers last season, the duo is providing UW with valuable leadership and experience from their respective positions.

•  Kelter, who spent last season exhausting her eligibility with the UW women’s hockey team, represents the vocal leader of the group. Kelter has tallied nine points (3G, 3A) this season for the Badgers, leading UW to a season-opening win at UConn with an assist.

• La Petina, who sat out all of last season due to injury, saw limited minutes this weekend but figures to play a larger role once her endurance and stamina are back at 100 percent.

• La Petina and Kelter represent the Big Ten’s smallest senior class.

• La Petina and Kelter also represent the Big Ten’s most inexperienced senior class, as UW ranks dead last in returning minutes played.

• The Badgers boast 26 underclassmen, 18 of which are sophomores and juniors. UW is optimistic about the future as this year’s team is guaranteed two more years together as a group.

REIGN OF ROSE
Freshman Rose Lavelle solidified her standing as one of the freshman to watch in the Big Ten, and possibly the country, through 18 games.

• Lavelle tallied the Badgers’ game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Iowa on Oct. 20. The freshman also broke through against Penn State for UW’s lone goal of the match.

• Lavelle earned Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week honors on Sept. 16 following her seven-point performance in the previous week against Loyola-Chicago and Milwaukee.

• The freshman has earned at least a point in eight of UW’s 18 matches.

• Lavelle tallied the Badgers first goal of the season in the teams’ 3-2 win at UConn (Aug. 23). 

• The freshman recorded her first assist of her Badgers career at Illinois State (Aug. 25), recording the helper on Cara Walls’ second goal of the game.

• Two days after joining the Badgers for preseason training, Lavelle guided the Badgers to a 5-1 exhibition win over then 14th-ranked Marquette. Lavelle tallied a pair of goals and an assist in the win, in what was her McClimon debut.

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Fr. Rose Lavelle

MCNICOLL'S MAGIC
Sophomore Kinley McNicoll has shown the biggest production improvement from her freshman campain, in which she earned All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors.

• Through 18 matches, McNicoll is already showing great promise, tallying at least an assist or a goal in all but three matches. The sophomore leads all Badgers in points (25) and has a Big Ten-best 13 assists.

• McNicoll recorded a pair of scores in UW’s 2-0 shutout at Michigan State on Sept. 29.

• The sophomore provided the helper to Alev Kelter during the UW’s 2-1 win at Oregon. She also netted a second-half PK score against Illinois State that provided some breathing room for UW as they cruised to a 4-1 win in their second game of the season.

• McNicoll also assisted on Cara Walls’ game-winning goal in the Badgers opener against UConn (Aug. 23).

CLUTCH CARA
After four game-winning scores in the first half of the season, Cara Walls is staking her claim as one of the Big Ten’s most clutch players.

• The junior ranks tied for fourth in the conference in game-winning scores, recording three in the UW’s first three games of the season.

• Walls tallied the game-winning score against Illinois State on Aug. 25. Last season, Walls recorded the game-winning score in overtime during UW’s final regular-season home game of 2012 vs. Illinois (Oct. 14).

HIT THE ROAD JACK
After starting the season with four-straight road contests for the first time in half a decade, the Badgers seem to be getting used to life away from home.

• Following its 2-0 win at Michigan State on Sept. 29, Wisconsin moved into the top-5 in school history in single-season true road wins.

• This year’s Badgers finished the regular-season fourth in school history in single-season true road wins (6).

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