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Varsity - August 23, 2012

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INSIDE WOMEN'S SOCCER BY JEREMY WODAJO @BadgerWSoccer SCHEDULE (2-0-0, 0-0-0) Last Week Aug. 17 Notre Dame This Week Sunday Loyola-Chicago Next Five Aug. 31 at UCLA Sept. 2 Sept. 9 W, 1-0 Sept. 19 S. Dakota State W, 5-0 1 p.m. 9 p.m. at Loyola Marymount 2 p.m. Illinois State Sept. 12 at Milwaukee Sept. 16 at Penn State 12 p.m. Freshmen showing I t hasn't taken long for head coach Paula Wilkins' freshman class to make its presence felt. The Badgers' fast start to the 2012 season — after a 2-0 opening week- end — is due in large part to the chemistry that has devel- oped between the freshmen and their more experienced teammates. 46 » VARSITY AUGUST 23, 2012 weekend with their second-straight shutout. Wilkins' decision to start four freshmen has paid dividends early on and has led her to believe that the class, as a whole, is poised for a strong showing in 2012. "I think it's great," Wilkins said. "There are more freshmen that can be on the field and I think it's going to make my job really hard." poise early on in 2012 Youthful bunch has guided UW to fast start "Their work ethic passes on to us and vice-versa," sophomore Kodee Williams said. "They've taken what we have been telling them and are using it completely to their advantage." The Badgers opened the season by recording their first win over Notre Dame since 1989 and ended the By the numbers » The Badgers are 2-0-0 for the first time since 2005 and recorded just their second win all-time against Notre Dame by claiming a 1-0 win in their 2012 opener. The Badgers ended their week- end with a 5-0 thumping of vis- iting South Dakota State, as the team began its season with con- secutive shutouts for the first time since 1993. The Badgers have score five or more goals in at least one match during four of Wilkin's six seasons at the helm. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

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