The visiting Rattlers battled from behind in the first half, but they managed a 2-2 tie at the break.

Fond du Lac scored two straight goals in the second half to take command.

“Our last game, our offense sputtered,” said Rattlers coach Grant McNall. “I decided to go with a different lineup, and it didn’t work out.”

Not only were the Rattlers saddled their first league loss, starters Nick Miller and Mike Schram went down with injuries. Miller has a severely sprained ankle, and Schram received 11 stitches in his knee after being cleated.

UW-Rock (2-1, 3-2-1) travels Wednesday to UW-Sheboygan.

UW-Rock County 2 1—3

UW-Fond du Lac 2 2—4

First Half

UF—Brandon Blake (Tyler Smeth), 4:00. UR—James Baines (penalty kick). UF—Bryce Bertelt (Blake), 9:00. UR—Grant Jahns (Tyler O’Rourke), 33:00.

Second Half

UF—Bertelt (Blake), 49:00. UF—Smeth, 52:00. UR—Jahns (Joe Benson), 80:00.

Saves—Jose Montero (UR) 4, Matthew Brey (UF) 13. does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse