Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Wisconsin knocks off second ranked team
by Paul Kennedy, September 19th, 2011 6:38PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women

MOST COMMENTED

[TOP 25 SPOTLIGHT] Wisconsin returned to the Soccer America Women's Top 25 for the second time this season following its 1-0 win over red-hot Penn State in their Big Ten opener on Saturday in Madison. The win evened the series at 2-2-1 since Paula Wilkins came from Penn State to become head coach of the No. 19 Badgers in 2007.

The lone goal was scored in the 11th minute when Lindsey Johnson flip throw from the far side of the field found Joana Bielefeld, who got a head on it and passed it to Laura Nosbusch, who poked it past PSU goalkeeper Erin McNulty for her fourth goal of the season. She now sits all alone in fifth place at Wisconsin with 26 career goals.

Michele Dalton stopped seven shots in posting her third shutout of the season and the 21st of her career, but the key to the win was shutting down Nittany Lion star Maya Hayes, who entered the game as the nation's leading scorer with 12 goals.

Hayes did not even attempt a shot.

“I thought we just brought the mentality that we were going to win balls and not let them settle it because they are a great technical team and a great tactical team with their spacing,” Wilkins said. “We wanted to make sure they didn’t have any clear possessions.”

Penn State came out aggressively in the second half, owning a 7-1 lead in shots, but Dalton made a crucial save in the 68th minute.

The win was the Badgers' second over a ranked team. They also beat Dayton, 3-1, handing the Flyers their only loss in nine games.

Wisconsin's only losses have come to ranked Notre Dame, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Central Michigan.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Amherst makes statement against top French youth teams    
[COLLEGE MEN] For the third time in the last quarter century, Amherst College men's team toured ...
Ohai gets goal, Taylor shutout in U-23s' win over Japan    
[SIX NATIONS TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-23 women's national team opened play at the Six Nations Tournament ...
Maryland's trip to England in works for years    
[COLLEGE MEN] Maryland, the 2013 NCAA Division I men's runner-up, will tour England in March with ...
Gonzalez awarded long-term contract extension    
[UC RIVERSIDE: Women] UC Riverside has signed Nat Gonzalez, the  Big West Women's Coach of the ...
Smith was close to leaving Santa Clara for Notre Dame    
[COLLEGE WOMEN] Jerry Smith, who signed a seven-year extension that will keep him at Santa Clara ...
Jacksonville lures Ruiz from UCF    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Jacksonville appointed UCF associate coach Mauricio Ruiz as the Dolphins' new head men's ...
2014 college men's signings    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Players with ties to the Development Academy confirmed their collegiate choices Wednesday on National ...
Drexel associate coach Green takes Belmont job    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Belmont hired Drexel associate coach Bryan Green as the fourth head men's coach ...
Thirty programs are making changes    
[WOMEN'S COACHING MOVES] Thirty Division I women's programs have replaced their head coach or are in ...
UNCG's Nugent named Cougars head coach    
[WASHINGTON STATE: Women] Steve Nugent, who spent the last three seasons at UNC Greensboro, was named ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives