Badgers win on Rhodes’ penalty shot
All day the Wisconsin’s women’s soccer team misfired at Minnesota’s net. The Badgers had 17 shots on goal through 90 minutes of regulation time but had nothing to show for it.
Overtime was a different story.
Dani Rhodes’ penalty kick nearly six minutes into the extra session gave Wisconsin a 1-0 victory in its Big Ten opener in Madison.
The Badgers (7-1, 1-0) outshot the underdog Gophers, (4-3, 0-1), 9-2, in the first half and, 8-4, in the second half but couldn’t push a shot past Minnesota goalkeeper Kailee Sharp until Rhodes’ gamewinner.
The penalty opportunity was the result of a foul on Minnesota’s Tori Burnett just seconds after a shot by UW’s Becca Harrison was blocked.
Wisconsin goalie Caitlyn Klemm earned the shutout with four saves.
Villanova 3, Marquette 1: Three unanswered goals by Vilanova ruined Marquette’s Big East soccer opener on Saturday afternoon.
Theo Quartey scored a pair of goals for the Wildcats, including the final tally in the 85th minute
Marquette (1-5-1, 0-1) had a brief 1-0 advantage when Grant Owens scored his second goal of the season in the 18th minute.
However, Quartey tallied the equalizer in the
33rd minute, and Jack Gilliam put the Wildcats (4-3, 1-0) ahead with 15 minutes to play in the second half. Belmont 2, UW Milwaukee 1: Ranked first in the country in shots on goal coming into the game, the Panthers’ (23-2, 0-1) offense didn’t get going until late. Sean Reynolds’ goal in the 69th minute provided hope, but the two-goal deficit was too much to overcome.
Michigan 3, UW-Milwaukee 0: The Panthers (7-6) played well against the Wolverines but came up short against the Big Ten foe, 25-22, 25-19, 25-17.
Caitlin Schultz had 13 kills to lead the Panthers and Jenn Dore had 31 assists.