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The Field House Chronicles: Huge recruiting news!

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Plus volleyball struggles, soccer splits and cross country dominates.

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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.

Women’s basketball

Perhaps the best news from the weekend of Badgers sports came from women’s basketball.

That’s refreshing!

Halle Douglass announced Sunday afternoon via twitter her commitment to play point guard for the University of Wisconsin Badgers. The six-foot-one-inch guard is a four-star recruit according to ESPN and is a top-100 overall recruit.

Douglass is an all-around great player. She has the potential to have one of the best careers in program history. Her commitment to UW may be the first step that finally turns around this sleeping giant of a program.

Volleyball

Do we really have to talk about this?

The Wisconsin volleyball team faced a pair of top-25 teams this last week at the HotelRED Invitational. It started strong Thursday night against Marquette with a 2-0 lead, but it dropped the last three sets against the Golden Eagles, falling 3-2.

The Badgers then lost to No. 17 Baylor 3-1 on Friday night.

Women’s Soccer

Wisconsin (4-1-1) beat Green Bay 2-0 Sunday afternoon after tying Loyola Chicago 1-1 Thursday night. The Badgers’ three goals came from Cameron Murtha, Dani Rhodes and Natalie Viggiano.

Rhodes’ goal lifted her to sole possession of seventh all-time for career goals in program history.

Men’s Soccer

Men’s soccer continues to perform at a .500 level, as it lost 1-0 to Bowling Green Friday but handed Lehigh its first defeat in a 2-1 win.

Inaki Irribarren and Bobby Harris scored in the win over Lehigh on Sunday.

Men’s Golf

The Badger Invitational is underway, and Sam Anderson is playing quite well for Wisconsin after shooting two-under par on Sunday. Overall, Wisconsin exited the first round 11 over par and tied for tenth out of 16 teams.

Round two will be completed Monday afternoon, and the tournament wraps up on Tuesday.

Cross Country

The men’s cross country team opened the season about as well as it could have, as the top three finishers were all Badgers in a victory over DePaul. Zack Snider, Andrew Schilling, and Conor Perrault all completed the 8k in 25:38.6.

The women also beat DePaul quite easily and were lead by Alexa Westley’s 21:58.5 time in the 6k.