The South Dakota State women's soccer team was bested by Wisconsin 5-0 in the weekend finale on Sunday...
Both teams entered the game with a 1-0-0 record after wins on Friday afternoon. The Jackrabbits defeated Green Bay 2-0, while Wisconsin edged Notre Dame 1-0.
The Badgers attacked early and often, scoring the first of two first-half goals in the 22nd minute. The forward hit the shot from outside the box and lofted it into the right corner of the net, just out of the outstretched reach of Elisa Stamatakis.
Fifteen minutes later, Wisconsin added to its lead with a shot from the top of the box.
The two teams played the final eight minutes without a score.
Wisconsin controlled the first half offensively with the advantage in shots (12-3), shots on goal (4-1) corner kickers (4-1), offsides (3-1) and fouls (3-2).
Stamatakis made two saves in the first half.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first, as the Badgers scored 11 minutes into the half on a corner kick-header combination.
Eight minutes later, Wisconsin used another header to extend the lead.
Wisconsin added its fifth goal in the 66th minute.
"I thought we started the game very well and did some good things periodically throughout the game," head coach Lang Wedemeyer said. "But when you play a quality team like Wisconsin, they make you pay for your mistakes. Hopefully we will learn a lot from this game and be better next week."
The Badgers finished with the advantage in shots (23-5), shots on goal (10-1) and corner kicks (7-1).
Wisconsin committed eight fouls and was whistled for offsides five times, while SDSU committed four fouls and was offsides once.
Stamatakis made five saves in 74 minutes of play.
Next the Jackrabbits travel to the Kansas Invitational Tournament for two games. SDSU faces UNLV on Friday at 2:30 p.m. and closes the weekend against Georgia on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.