The young University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (1-4-0) hopes to get back on track this week.After falling to Rutgers last Friday and losing twice on their last road trip, the Badgers are preparing for another tough East Coast team to come to Madison.Although Wisconsin currently starts four freshmen, the new players are beginning to play well together, which began to show in their Big Ten opener last week against Rutgers.“We made great strides last week going into the Rutgers game. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the result, but the performance was better, and we are looking for continued improvement this week,” Wisconsin head coach John Trask said.The strong back line of St. John’s will also test the Badgers’ offense. If UW wants to try to attack the defense, they will have to match the intensity of the road team.“They’re a program that believes in hard work and intensity,” Trask said. “We’ve got to, hopefully, at least compete at their level if not more.”The Badgers demonstrated they have the intensity to play a full 90 minutes in last week’s game when they fought and scored a tying goal in the 88th minute.On top of the intensity that St. John’s will bring, they have always been an organized and disciplined team. That makes it all the more important that Wisconsin possesses the ball cleanly and makes smart decisions in their attack to create gaps and opportunities to score.Trask is trying to have the team play cohesively, which is noticeable on the offensive end so far.Offensively, freshman forward Mark Segbers and another freshman forward, Tom Barlow, have been on the same page, scoring six goals combined so far this season. In the last game, the two scored both goals on through balls that allowed them to get behind the defenders.“Two balls through last week changed the game with their pace and their technique,” senior defender David Caban said.Not only are those two guys quick, but they also have the chemistry from playing club soccer together in Missouri for many years.“Our biggest advantage is in our frontrunners, Mark [Segbers] and Tom [Barlow],” redshirt junior Carl Schneider said. “We have a ton of speed, and defenses have trouble working with their chemistry and their speed.”The Badgers know their advantage lies up front with the young speedsters, so the team will attempt to find a way to get the ball to the players with opportunities to score. Expect UW to push the midfielders up field and pressure St. John’s defensive line.It hasn’t just been the offense that has been steadily improving. The Badgers’ defense has been working better together as the season continues.Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Casey Beyers had an impressive showing last weekend against Rutgers with nine saves, and he will want to have another good game against St. John’s this weekend to keep Wisconsin in the game.Wisconsin will try to wear them down on both the offensive and defensive ends to get more opportunities.“They’ll definitely be an organized team,” Caban said. “In past years, they’ve always been well organized, well disciplined; they will be hard to play through. If we can make one more play than they can, that’s all we need.”The organization of a team like St. John’s can frustrate opponents, but Wisconsin intends on keeping their composure and constantly attacking if they want opportunities.On the defensive end, the Badgers are focusing on making more plays that will give them more chances on the offensive end and make life easier on Beyers.“Last game, we felt like we left the other team off the sideline way too much, and this week, we are focusing on pinning them to a side, winning the ball and going [up field] from there,” Schneider said.The Badgers have given up 11 goals in five games this season, indicative of the inconsistency of the starting lineup and many new faces getting adjusted to the system.As the defense comes together, Wisconsin expects better results that will put the Badgers back in the win column.Wisconsin takes on St. John’s at 7 p.m. Friday at the McClimon Complex.
Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015:Tuesdayâ€¢ Basketball at Mulvane.WednesdayThursdayFridayâ€¢Basketball at WHS vs Â Wichita Colligate.â€¢Regional Wrestling at Pratt 2 p.m.Saturdayâ€¢Regional Wrestling at Pratt.Tuesday lunch: Fajita wrap, romaine and tomato, Spanish Rice, baby carrots, peaches.Wednesday lunch: Cheesy tuna noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, orange wedges, hot roll/jelly.Todayâ€™s news:*Special K Basketball has a home game on Friday starting at 1p.m.. Studentâ€™s can pay $1.00 at the door to watch.*Attention Senior females!Â Our local Beta Sigma Phi Â Rho Eta Chapter is providing a $500 scholarship to a graduating Wellington high-school female senior intending to pursue a post-high school course of study at either a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution. Applications are online under “Scholarships” on “Counseling” page and paper applications are available in the counseling office.*SENIOR GIRLS:Â PEOÂ members will be here today during lunchÂ to give out information regarding a scholarship. Please be sure to stop by their table and get the application form.*Leadership and SADD will be hosting a Dodge ball Tournament the afternoon ofÂ March 4thÂ for $10 per team; 5 on a team.Â We will also be hosting a talent show on that same day – $5 for an individual to perform; $10 for a group to perform.Â Deadline to sign up for both of these events isÂ February 25.Â Students wishing to watch either event may do so for $1.Â Sign up sheets for the talent show are outside the Choir Room, outside room 208, outside Officer Yunker’s office and in the main office.Â The Sign up sheet for the dodge ball tournament is in the main office.*Circle of Friends needs your help: Their video has an opportunity to be shown at the Wichita Thunder Hockey game. Just go to the Arcâ€™s Circle of Friends page on Facebook and like the Wellington Video.Guidance Office News* WHS Juniors: Looking at obtaining a degree in education? Applications are being accepted for the 26th annual Kansas Future Teacher Academy. It will be held on the campus of Emporia State University fromÂ Sunday, June 7 to Thursday, June 11. If you’d like more information, see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, February 24-Fort Hays.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments