Welcome to The Field House Chronicles, where we look at the goings on of the wide world of Badger sports. We almost called it “The Field House / Kohl / LaBahn / Goodman / Porter / McClimon / Nielson / URidge Chronicles,” but it maxes out the Chorus character limit. Take a look as we highlight the happenings of UW sports that are not football or men’s basketball.
No. 16 women’s soccer starts off the season 1-1
Women’s soccer kicked off the season with a 1-0 road win over UCF on August 22. The Badgers’ loan goal came in the 64th minute as standout Dani Rhodes poked in a rebound from Cammie Murtha.
Here's a peek at Rhodes' goal which gave UW the lead! pic.twitter.com/ZQ6u2ZPT9W— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerWSoccer) August 22, 2019
Badger goalie Jordyn Bloomer earned the shutout which included stuffing a penalty kick in the closing minutes.
Bloomer did her best in the Badgers’ second game of the season against No. 1 Florida State, keeping the defending champs scoreless through regulation. However, FSU broke through in OT, giving the Seminoles a 1-0 win.
The Badgers take on Marquette in Madison this coming Thursday.
No. 5 Volleyball Cardinal vs White Scrimmage
My colleague Matt Rock is going to be our tour guide for volleyball this season, and we won’t shy away from an update or two here as well. Volleyball season is right around the corner, and the team... well... tied itself two sets to two on Saturday.
⚡️ Going into NEXT WEEK with this ENERGY ⚡️— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) August 24, 2019
Highlights from today's Red and White Scrimmage pic.twitter.com/JYayhW0zYu
The fifth ranked Badgers have an excellent roster, and I’m excited to see Dana Rettke and Sydney Hilley return to the Field House.
Kelly Sheffield Press Conference— Wisconsin Volleyball (@BadgerVB) August 25, 2019
✅ Development over the first few practices
✅ Expectations for Florida State/North Carolina
✅ Experienced Roster
✅ Dana Rettke's growth over the summer
✅ Sydney Hilley's improvement since her Sophomore season pic.twitter.com/saY7OA5mjB
#CawlidgeHawkey is ‘round the corner!
Men’s hockey started practice last week! Granato has a lot of talent on his roster, but he hasn’t been quite able to make it click yet. It’s going to be a pivotal year for Granato’s tenure.
Hey, it’s good to be back home. pic.twitter.com/STjmrLh5wr— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerMHockey) August 24, 2019
Also, women’s hockey officially announced its 2019 recruiting class signees, and it’s an incredible bunch. It’s highlighted by:
- former Patty Kazmaier award winner Daryl Watts, who transferred from Boston College,
- Grace Shirley, who will play along side sister Sophie Shirley,
- and Dara Greig, an up-and-comer for Team Canada.
It will soon be a great day for hockey, friends. Very soon.