The Wisconsin women’s soccer team, in keeping with the university’s status as the place for women’s sports, lodged a fantastic upset Thursday evening. The Badgers knocked off No. 3 Virginia on the road in a 1-0 victory.
The win—one of the best in program history—came on a Dani Rhodes goal at the 68-minute mark from about 10 yards out. It was Rhodes’s second goal of the year for the Badgers (4-1), with goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem recording the shutout over the Cavaliers (3-1).
“Dani’s (Rhodes) composure to finish that ball in that moment is what you need,” head coach Paula Wilkins said via UWBadgers.com and a release from the Wisconsin athletic department. “For this team, we have a lot of players that can do that but she got the moment and capitalized on the moment. I am very proud of her. She gave me confidence. You have so many so many young players starting that these games really teach them something and these players are learning more and more every single day.”
I mean we told ya that you'd be dealing with her all night. #Badgers lead No. 3 Virginia 1-0 pic.twitter.com/BQcOsdY6Sr— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerWSoccer) September 1, 2017
Wisconsin finished with seven shots on goal to Virginia’s 10. Clem nabbed three saves in the shutout.
Wisconsin completes their East Coast road trip Sunday with a match-up against William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
The #Badgers break through and are on the board!— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerWSoccer) September 1, 2017
Two words: DANI. RHODES. pic.twitter.com/thh8UExuhF