May 7, 2013
2013 Wisconsin women's soccer schedule
MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team announced its 2013 schedule Tuesday, featuring nine home games and trips to Connecticut, Oregon and Illinois State during the non-conference portion of the schedule.
The Badgers' early-season slate will feature a pair of games against teams who qualified for the 2012 postseason (Illinois State & Milwaukee) and a trip to Eugene and Corvallis, Ore.
Wisconsin begins the season with four consecutive road matches, highlighted by its season opener at Connecticut. The Badgers visit Oregon during the last weekend in August to compete against the Ducks at the newly-renovated Papé Field. UW will open conference play on the road with three-straight matches, beginning at Purdue on Sept. 22. The Badgers return to the McClimon Soccer Complex for their conference home opener on Oct. 4 to welcome 2012 Big Ten champion and national finalist Penn State.
Aug. 15 - Exhibition vs. Marquette (McClimon Complex - 7 p.m. CT)
Badgers kick off preseason with a friendly against the Golden Eagles for the seventh-consecutive year.
Aug. 23 at Connecticut (Joseph J. Morrone Stadium, Storrs, Conn. - 8 p.m. CT)
UW's season opener features the Badgers' first meeting with the Huskies during the Paula Wilkins era ... the teams have met six times since 1987, but will battle for the first time since 2002.
Aug. 25 at Illinois State (Adelaide Street Field, Normal, Ill. - 1 p.m. CT)
Wisconsin's second road trip of season ... Badgers are 2-1-0 against Illinois State and have won two-straight vs. Redbirds ... UW defeated Illinois State, 3-2, in double-OT in 2012 ... Illinois State finished the season 13-5-2 and made an appearance in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
Aug. 30 at Oregon (Papé Field, Eugene, Ore. - 7 p.m. CT)
Marks first ever meeting between Wisconsin and Oregon ... UW owns a 9-10-5 mark vs. the PAC-12.
Sept. 1 at Oregon State (Lorenz Field, Corvallis, Ore. - 1 p.m. CT)
Badgers make second visit ever to Corvallis, Ore. ... the teams played to a 1-1 draw in only meeting back on Sept. 5, 1999.
Sept. 6 vs. Vanderbilt (McClimon Complex - 5 p.m. CT)
UW's 2013 home opener ... Badgers own 1-0-1 mark vs. the Commodores, including a 2-0 win during last meeting on Sept. 19, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 11 at Loyola-Chicago (Loyola Soccer Park, Chicago, Ill. - 7 p.m. CT)
Badgers and Ramblers will meet for third time in program history ... UW owns 2-0-0 series lead after 4-0 victory in 2012 ... Wisconsin has not allowed a goal in either of the previous two meetings.
Sept. 15 vs. Milwaukee (McClimon Complex - 1 p.m. CT)
Match marks 26th-straight meeting between in-state foes ... Badgers have battled the Panthers every season but one dating back to first meeting in 1984 ... Wisconsin leads all-times series 20-5-5, which included a 2-1 overtime victory last season at Milwaukee.
Sept. 18 vs. Green Bay (McClimon Complex - 7 p.m. CT)
Final non-conference match ... Badgers battle Green Bay for third-straight year and fifth time in the last six seasons ... Wisconsin is a perfect 16-0-0 vs. the Phoenix, shutting out Green Bay in 12 of those meetings.
Sept. 22 at Purdue (Boilermaker Soccer Complex, West Lafayette, Ind. - Noon CT)
Big Ten opener ... Badgers are undefeated in four-straight meetings with Boilermakers ... UW defeated Purdue 4-2 last season in West Lafayette, Ind.
Sept. 27 at Michigan (U-M Soccer Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich. - 6 p.m. CT)
Badgers' first trip to Michigan since Sept. 2011 ... UW owns a 12-10-4 mark vs. the Wolverines, including a 4-4-2 record in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sept. 29 at Michigan State (DeMartin Soccer Stadium, East Lansing, Mich. - Noon CT)
Badgers have won five-consecutive matches against the Spartans, including a 1-0 victory last season in Madison ... UW owns a 23-4-2 mark vs. Michigan State, including two-straight wins at DeMartin Stadium ... Badgers freshman GK Caitlyn Clem will battle sister, Courtney, for first time in collegiate career.
Oct. 4 vs. Penn State (McClimon Complex - 7 p.m. CT)
Big Ten home opener ... Badgers are 2-1-1 vs. Penn State since 2009 ... UW defeated Lady Lions, 1-0, during their last trip to Madison on Sept. 17, 2011.
Oct. 6 vs. Ohio State (McClimon Complex - Noon CT)
Badgers trail series 8-9-5, but own a 6-2-2 mark in Madison ... UW and Ohio State played to 0-0 draw last season in Columbus.
Oct. 12 at Illinois (Illinois Track & Soccer Stadium, Champaign, Ill. - 7 p.m. CT)
Badgers own 2-1-1 mark since 2009 vs. defending Big Ten tournament champions ... UW knocked off Illini, 2-1, in OT thriller last season.
Oct. 18 vs. Nebraska (McClimon Complex - 7 p.m. CT)
Badgers welcome Cornhuskers to McClimon Complex for second-consecutive season ... match marks sixth meeting ever between schools ... Nebraska defeated UW 2-3 in OT last season.
Oct. 20 vs. Iowa (McClimon Complex - 1 p.m. CT)
Wisconsin leads all-time series vs. Iowa 8-5-2, including a 4-2-0 mark in Madison ... Badgers are 3-3-0 vs. Hawkeyes since 2007.
Oct. 24 vs. Minnesota (McClimon Complex - 7 p.m. CT)
Wisconsin owns a 5-7-1 mark vs. Gophers in Madison ... match ended in 2-2 tie during team's last meeting at McClimon Complex on Sept. 29, 2011.
Oct. 27 at Indiana (Bill Armstrong Stadium, Bloomington, Ind. - 12:30 p.m. CT)
Badgers lead all-time series 12-8-2 ... UW has won five-straight meetings, including last year's win in Bloomington.
Nov. 2 vs. Northwestern (McClimon Complex - 1 p.m. CT)
Badgers lead series 14-5-1 ... Wisconsin is undefeated in four consecutive meetings ... UW holds 7-2-0 mark in Madison.