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 character limit. Take a look as we highlight the happenings of UW sports that are not football or men’s basketball.
No. 1 women’s hockey
Lot’s of preseason news here as the defending champs are gearing up for the season opener at Lindenwood on September 27th.
First, the Badgers were officially ranked first in the preseason USCHO poll after winning the national championship in spring. WCHA foes Minnesota, Ohio State, and Duluth all joined UW in the top 10.
The preseason USCHO women's poll is out and Wisconsin is where they left off - No. 1!— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) September 16, 2019
5- @CornellWHockey pic.twitter.com/CKBoLP166W
Next, the Badgers announced their captains for the year. Mekenzie Steffen will captain the team, while Abby Roque, Alexis Mauermann, and Kristen Campbell will serve as assistant captains.
Let’s keep ‘er movin’.
Wisconsin also announced that it will hold another rendition of “Fill the Bowl” by hosting Ohio State at the Kohl Center for the season finale on February 16.
Single game tickets are on sale now for 13 home games. Starting next month, fans can purchase tickets for “Fill the Bowl.” In the words of a certain UW administrator, get your tickets now because, before long, you probably won’t be able to.
The #Badgers final regular-season home game this year will be a #FilltheBowl game at the Kohl Center!— Wisconsin Hockey (@BadgerWHockey) September 17, 2019
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No. 9 volleyball
Make sure you check out this week’s iteration of The Sett for all your volleyball needs! The Badgers improved to 4-2 after a pair of sweeps at the Clemson Invitational.
No. 22 women’s soccer
The Badgers (4-2-1) kept the game tied for the first 50 minutes against No. 5 UCLA at Wallis Annenberg Stadium, but the Bruin’s Kennedy Faulknor snuck one past Wisconsin’s goalie Jordyn Bloomer.
We gave it our all tonight at No. 5 UCLA— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerWSoccer) September 15, 2019
Next up: @B1GSoccer action at Maryland and Rutgers#Badgers // #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/vZ9H83Wj5q
Wisconsin’s two losses have each been 1-0 defeats on the road against top-10 teams.
Wisconsin (2-4) is on a two-game losing streak after a pair of 1-0 losses at Butler and versus Portland.
While the results have not been there so far for the Badgers, goalie Dean Cowdroy made a spectacular save. More of this, please!
Save of the season by @deancowdroy, but the Badgers fell, 1-0, to Portland. pic.twitter.com/WVhHXaAt7L— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerMSoccer) September 16, 2019