Less than three minutes into the game, Jayden Barrett of Tennessee ended Wisconsin's 327-minute shutout streak as the Volunteers handed Wisconsin its second loss of the season. The early goal proved too much for the Badgers (2-2-1) to overcome, falling 1-0 Sunday at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. Wisconsin and Tennessee (2-2-0) played in front of 409 fans on the neutral field.
For the first shot of the game, Barrett buried the ball on an assist from Emily Dowd who passed it from inside the 18-yard box. Wisconsin fought back, firing eight shots to Tennessee's six in the first half. The
Lady Vols keeper, Molly Baird, kept busy, making four saves in the first half alone.
Michele Dalton got her fourth start in goal for the Badgers, making one save in the outing. The Lady Vols had 11 shots, putting only two on goal. The UW had 12 shots, while Baird made five saves for the win.
The Badgers fought to the end with two shots in the final 10minutes, including UW's final shot of the game by freshman Alev Kelter that sailed high. Kelter led the Badgers with three shots, connecting two on goal.
In a physical game, Tennessee had 15 fouls and Wisconsin had seven. The Badgers tallied three corner kicks to bring their season total to 46 through five games.
The Badgers return home for a pair of matches against North Dakota State and DePaul this weekend. The Badgers kick-off the weekend at 7 p.m. Friday night against the Bison before hosting DePaul on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.
Athletic Communications Assistant
University of Wisconsin