Afternoon State Sports Briefs: MU goalie named finalist for Lowe's Senior Class AwardWisconsin Sports
-- Marquette goal-keeper Natalie Kulla has been named as a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class award in women’s soccer. She’s one of 10 players competing for the award, which recognizes accomplishments on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
MILWAUKEE - Marquette goal-keeper Natalie Kulla has been named as a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class award in women’s soccer. She’s one of 10 players competing for the award, which recognizes accomplishments on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
Kulla has 38 career shutouts, the second-most in the nation. She has a three-point-five-nine-six grade point average in civil engineering. And Kulla is involved in several service projects including the Hunger Clean-Up and Big Brothers-Big Sisters. The winner of the Lowe’s award will be announced at the women’s College Cup in early December.
Tiger Woods is playing, but nobody from Wisconsin is joining him at the PGA Frys.com Open which began this morning in San Martin, California. Woods is making his first start on the Tour after missing the cut at the PGA Championship two months ago. The Frys tournament is the second event in the PGA Fall Series. Woods is using the event to gear up for next month’s Australian Open and President’s Cup.
On the PGA Champions Tour, Rhinelander native Dan Forsman is entered in the Insperity Championship at The Woodlands in Texas. That three-round tournament begins tomorrow.
Donald Driver returned to practice today for the Green Bay Packers, as they get ready to play the Falcons in Atlanta on Sunday night. The veteran receiver is coming off a bruised shin that was not as bad as it appeared to be last Sunday, when he got hurt in the home win over Denver. Despite being down in the end zone, Driver returned and scored a touchdown later on. The team said he suffered a nerve problem that caused his leg to feel dead during the game – but the feeling returned in the second half. Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews both sat out today with ongoing aches-and-pains, but both are expected to play against the Falcons. Tight end Andrew Quarless also missed practice with a knee injury. His status for Sunday night is not certain.
The UW-Green Bay men’s soccer team has lost three straight road games, after falling at DePaul yesterday 3-1. Tony Walls scored the only goal for Green Bay, which dropped to 1-2 in the Horizon League and 4-5-1 overall.
In women’s soccer, 12th-ranked UW-Milwaukee shut out Valparaiso 2-0 at home. Keara Thompson had a goal and an assist, as the Panthers improved to 4-0 in the Horizon League and 12-1 overall. UWM played for the first time without All-American Sarah Hagen, who’s attending a training camp for the U.S. Under-23 team.
UW-Green Bay's women's soccer team played to a scoreless tie against Loyola at home. The Ramblers outshot UWGB 8-to-7, but the Phoenix had seven shots on goal to just one for Loyola. Green Bay is now 1-2-1 in the Horizon League and 3-8-3 overall.
The UW-Milwaukee volleyball team remains atop the Horizon League standings at 8-0. The Panthers rallied from a two-set deficit last night to beat Valparaiso in five sets at home. Elizabeth Egerer had a career-high 23 kills for UWM. And Morgan Potter had 32 digs, surpassing one-thousand for her career.
UW-Green Bay is now 3-3 in the Horizon League, after a sweep of Youngstown State at home last night. Brittany Groth had 16 digs, Carlie Willison had 12 kills, and Kelly Mischler had eight blocks for the Phoenix, who improved to 7-11 overall.