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Varsity - August 23, 2012

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INSIDE MEN'S SOCCER BY ROSS LA DUE @BadgerMSoccer SCHEDULE This Week Friday at Memphis Next Five Aug. 31 vs. Washington Sept. 2 Sept. 7 at Portland Florida Int. Sept. 9 Georgetown 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon Sept. 14 Western Illinois 5 p.m. Sherrod and Collins, and luckily for the Badgers, the vast majority of the starting 11 from last season is back for another attempt against the Ti- gers. Being the lone game on the week- end, Wisconsin has the ability to ease into the new season. Badgers look to avenge team turns its attention to starting off the 2012 season on the right foot. The first step of the new W year begins with a trip to Memphis, as the Badgers not only look to start the season undefeated, but also avenge last year's 2-1 loss to the Ti- 48 » VARSITY AUGUST 23, 2012 ith the preseason now over, the men's soccer last year's loss to Tigers Trip to Memphis kick starts new year gers in Madison. Memphis returns its lead- ing striker in Mark Sherrod and attacking midfielder Liam Collins. Sherrod scored 19 of Memphis' 37 goals last year, including the game- winner against Wisconsin. The Badgers defense will be looked upon to shut down the potent combination of Exhibition rewind » The Badgers played two exhibi- tion matches last weekend, falling 1-0 to No. 7 Louisville and drawing 1-1 against Evansville. While they weren't the results the team was hoping for, it still gave an invalu- able chance for head coach John Trask to evaluate newcomers and his team as a whole. Coaches' poll tabs UW sixth » The Big Ten preseason coaches' poll was released on Tuesday, with the league's head coaches picking Wisconsin to finish sixth in the standings this year. However, the poll's recent history is a good thing for UW. Last year's Big Ten regu- lar-season and tournament cham- pion, Northwestern, was picked to finish sixth in the preseason, while the Badgers were picked seventh before finishing the year tied for second.

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