Phoenix Hosts Wisconsin Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Release: October 18, 2011
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Green Bay owns a 10-7-1 record against Wisconsin on its home field

By: Jill Wunrow

GreenBayPhoenix.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - With two consecutive wins over previously ranked soccer programs in Tulsa and Butler, the Green Bay (6-5-1, 2-2-0) men's soccer team looks to make it three wins in a row as it hosts in-state rival Wisconsin (7-4-2, 3-0-0) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Aldo Santaga Stadium. Time Warner Cable Sports32 will be on hand to tape the game for broadcast Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

Both teams enter Wednesday's contest with two consecutive wins. Green Bay came from behind on the road to beat Tulsa 3-2 on Oct. 8 before shutting out Butler 1-0 Oct. 15 on its home field. Wisconsin picked up back to back wins against Big Ten opponents Michigan and Michigan State with 2-1 and 1-0 wins respectively.

Green Bay is being led in scoring by senior Tony Walls (Wauwatosa, Wis.) who has four goals and four assists on the season while classmate Stuart Grable (Neenah, Wis.) leads the Phoenix with five assists. Kirby Allen (Appleton, Wis.) has become a strong asset for Green Bay as the freshman has tallied three goals, one being a game-winning double overtime goal against Dayton Sept. 18 in the Green Bay Soccer Classic.

The Badgers are led by junior Tomislav Zadro with four goals, seven assists and 23 shots while sophomore Chris Prince has chipped in four goals and one assist throughout 13 contests.

THE SERIES: Green Bay owns a 20-18-1 record against Wisconsin, picking up wins the past two seasons. The Phoenix is 10-7-1 when hosting the Badgers at Aldo Santaga Stadium.

NATIONAL RANKINGS: As a team, Green Bay's 5.17 saves per game is ranked 30th in the nation among 200 teams while goalie Ryan Wehking (St. Louis, Mo.) ranks 51st among 150 players with 4.36 saves per game. Grable's five assists per game and 0.42 average assist per game ranks 50th in the nation.

Wisconsin, who ranks fifth in the NCAA Great Lakes regional rankings, is 49th in the country in won-lost-tied percentage. Individually, Zadro's seven assists ranks eighth in the nation while his 0.54 assists per game ranks 12th.

In the NCAA RPI rankings, Wisconsin is No. 22 while the Phoenix has an RPI ranking of 104.

FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE: Live video and live stats will be available on GreenBayPhoenix.com for Wednesday's game between the Phoenix and the Badgers. Fans can follow live stats here. For live video coverage, click here.

SCHEDULE
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Wednesday, August 20
Men's Soccer 
vs. St. Thomas (Scrimmage)
3:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , August 24
Men's Soccer 
vs. UW-Parkside (Scrimmage)
3:30 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , August 29
Men's Soccer 
vs. Grand Canyon
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Monday , September 01
Men's Soccer 
vs. DePaul
3:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Friday , September 05
Men's Soccer 
at Drake
7:00 PM
Des Moines, Iowa
 
Sunday , September 07
Men's Soccer 
at Western Illinois
1:00 PM
Macomb, Ill.
 
Friday , September 12
Men's Soccer 
vs. Viterbo
4:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , September 14
Men's Soccer 
at Northern Illinois
6:00 PM
DeKalb, Ill.
 
Friday , September 19
Men's Soccer 
vs. Western Michigan
3:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Sunday , September 21
Men's Soccer 
at IPFW
1:00 PM
Fort Wayne, Ind.
 
Wednesday, October 01
Men's Soccer 
vs. Milwaukee
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 04
Men's Soccer 
at Oakland
7:00 PM
Rochester, Mich.
 
Tuesday , October 07
Men's Soccer 
at Wisconsin
7:00 PM
Madison, Wis.
 
Saturday , October 11
Men's Soccer 
at Detroit
1:00 PM
Detroit, Mich.
 
Wednesday, October 15
Men's Soccer 
vs. UIC
7:00 PM
Green Bay, Wis.
 
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