Oct. 5, 2003
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MADISON, Wis. -
For Northwestern head coach Jenny Haigh and her players, this had all the makings of "deja vu all over again."
For the second time in three days, the Wildcats were able to get on the board first in a Big Ten match. And for the second time in three days, that lead did not hold up as the opposition put two in the goal and got the victory.
Wisconsin was the spoiler this time, as the Badgers leveled their record at .500 (6-6-1 overall, 2-4-0 Big Ten). Northwestern fell to 6-5 (2-3 Big Ten).
Sunday's 2-1 may have been a little harder to swallow, though -- after all, in this one NU's goal did not come until less than 20 minutes remained. That was when freshman walk-on Tori Bohannon nodded home a corner kick from Aileen Guiney to put the Wildcats in front. That goal ended up being Northwestern's only shot on goal for the day.
Wisconsin, meanwhile, pressed the action most of the day, and the Badgers were finally rewarded late in the match. After coming within inches of scoring just over eight minutes earlier, Molly Meuer answered the Northwestern goal at the 76:37 mark when her left-footed blast from 30 yards out went past NU's freshman goalkeeper Whitney Jones, who slipped to the ground going for the shot.
The contest appeared headed for overtime, but the Badgers continued to put the pressure on the Wildcats as Katy Lindenmuth made a run into the box and was dragged down by Julie Lipinski
. Jenny Kundert -- a first-team All-Big Ten forward a year ago -- took the ensuing free kick from the top of the box on the right wing, bent it around the wall and into the right corner of the net for the game-winner with just 2:10 remaining. It was Kundert's team-leading six goal of the season.
"We actually played pretty well," said head coach Jenny Haigh, "but we needed to do a better job down the stretch. We did not stay sharp and gave up too much, and Wisconsin has the weapons to take advantage of those things."
The Badgers outshot the Wildcats 16-12, but put nine shots on goal compared to the Wildcats' one. Jones made six saves in the NU goal, while the team was credited with another one. Sonderman didn,t need to make any saves in picking up her first collegiate win.
Northwestern plays its last two home games of the season this coming weekend, hosting Penn State Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. and then Ohio State Sunday afternoon in the first half of a soccer doubleheader at the Leonard B. Thomas Sports Complex. That match will start at 12:30 and be followed by the Wildcat men vs. Indiana at approximately 3 p.m.
Score by Half
Northwestern (6-5-0, 2-3-0) 0 1 - 1
Wisconsin (6-6-1, 2-4-0) 0 2 - 2
NU - Tori Bohannon (Aileen Guiney), 70:10
WIS - Molly Meuer (Katy Lindenmuth), 76:37
WIS - Jenny Kundert (unassisted), 87:50
Shots: Wisconsin 16, NU 12
Corner Kicks: Wisconsin 6, NU 3
Fouls: NU 16, Wisconsin 10
GK Saves: NU - Whitney Jones 6 (team 1); WIS - Kristin Sonderman 0