Women's Soccer Falls To Wisconsin In Season Opener

Aug. 30, 2002

LINCOLN, Neb. - Lauren Schmidt scored off a corner kick at 76:35 from Sarah Capel and the Wisconsin Badgers defeated the USC Trojans, 1-0, in the 2002 season opener for both teams in Friday action at the Nebraska adidas Invite. Schmidt scored on just the fifth shot of the game by the Badgers.

USC (0-1) controlled most of the game, outshooting Wisconsin (1-0) by a 20-6 margin and 10-1 advantage on corner kicks. The Women of Troy had several chances to score, including a shot by freshman Hillary Schwarzbach that hit the crossbar and chance by junior Jessica Edwards, who just missed a wide open net late in the second half.

'I think we will get better, but we have to do a better job at finishing our chances,' said USC head coach Jim Millinder. 'Wisconsin came with a good game plan. I think we will get better. We have to go back to the drawing board and come back to face North Carolina.'

Edwards and senior Ali Fennell led the Women of Troy with four shots each while Schwarzbach and junior Megan Abbamonto tallied three shots each.

USC will play No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday (Sept. 1) at 11 a.m. at Abbott Sports Complex in nonconference action.

USC (0-1)  	0-0---0Wisconsin (1-0)	0-1---1

Wisc 76:35 Lauren Schmidt (Sarah Capel)

Shots: USC 20, Wisc 6 Corners: USC 10, Wisc 1Fouls: USC 10, Wisc 11

Saves: Julie Peterson (USC) 2; Kelly Conway (Wisc) 5.

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