NCAA Women

Badgers face Rutgers in overtime thriller

University of Nebraska

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin women’s soccer team (12-3-4) were victorious against Rutgers (9-6-4) on Sunday night in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. 

The Badgers were the No. 3 seed, while the Scarlet Knights were the No. 6 seed. Wisconsin won 4-1 on penalty kicks after overtime ended 0-0. 

How it happened

The Badgers’ post-season campaign commenced against Rutgers at home on Sunday after the team claimed the No. 3 spot in the Big Ten Tournament. 

It was a cold one at the McClimon Soccer Complex, with temperatures hovering around 35 degrees Fahrenheit. 

It was a back-and-forth battle between the two teams. However, the Badgers created most of the chances throughout the match. In the first two halves, Wisconsin outshot Rutgers 23-6. 

However, at the end of 90 minutes, the game remained level at 0-0. As a result, the match proceeded to overtime, which was two 10-minute periods. 

Wisconsin once again was knocking on the door, searching for the opening goal. Throughout the match, Rutgers’ main opportunities came from counter-attacking play, which Wisconsin managed to fend off. 

Since the score remained 0-0 after overtime, the match headed to penalty kicks. 

Aryssa Mahrt stepped up first and calmly buried the ball into the bottom right corner. 

Rutgers’ first taker proceeded to hit the ball towards the bottom right next, but Erin McKinney managed a fantastic save. 

Emma Jaskaniec proceeded to…

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