GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) –
GREEN BAY at WISCONSIN
When: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Where: McClimon Complex, Madison, Wis.
Green Bay and No. 24 Wisconsin continue their in-state rivalry on Wednesday, as the Phoenix makes the trip to Madison for a match under the lights. The Phoenix has never defeated the Badgers in the all-time series, but has remained close in the four of the last five meetings as the final margins have been 1-0.
Green Bay is 3-2-3 this season and will also be looking to pick up its first win on the road this season. Last week the Phoenix went 1-0-1, drawing at Big East opponent DePaul before topping Northern Illinois, 1-0, at home. Justy Linton (Winnipeg, Manitoba) netted the game-winner against NIU on a set piece in the 43rd minute.
Hekla Palmadottir (Akranes, Iceland) leads the team with seven points on two goals and three assists, and Heidi Hartmann (Plymouth, Minn.) has five points with a goal and three assists. In net, Katy Pilarzyk (Madison, Wis.) and Nastacia Behle (St. Paul, Mo.) have split duty, posting a combined 1.15 goals-against average and a .722 save percentage.
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Wisconsin is 5-1-1 on the season and re-entered the latest NSCAA rankings at No. 24 this week. Most recently Madison topped Milwaukee, 3-0. As a team, the Badgers have scored 21 goals with 21 assists in seven games this season, outscoring their opponents by a margin of 21-10 and outshooting them 111-74.
The team is led by Cara Walls with 16 points on a team-best seven goals with two assists. Kinley McNicoll leads the team with seven assists. Genevieve Richard has started all seven matches, recording a 1.30 goals-against average and a .719 save percentage. On Monday freshman Rose Lavelle was named the Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week after earning a pair of goals and three assists in two games last week. She currently ranks third on the team with 12 points (3g, 6a).
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