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Bad bounce proves costly in Rattlers’ defeat

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Gazette staff
September 23, 2010
— Gravity did its thing and left the UW-Rock County Rattlers soccer team stunned in a 1-0 loss to host UW-Washington in a Wisconsin Collegiate Conference match Wednesday.

Getting pressure, the Rattlers went to clear the ball out of the zone, but the ball shot straight up in the air.


“It had a weird spin on it,” UW-Rock coach Grant McNall said.


Washington’s Kyle Wagner headed the spinning sphere into the Rattlers’ net for the game’s lone goal.


“Wagner jumped up and headed it in,” McNall said.


McNall said the freak goal spoiled a stellar effort from Rattler’s keeper Jose Montero.


“It was a real shame,” McNall said. “Jose had one the best nights in keeper (for UW-Rock) since 2005.


“Jose was on his game,” McNall said. “He stopped a penalty kick. We couldn’t find one goal for him.’’


Montero was credited with seven saves as UW-Rock fell to 3-3 in the WCC and 4-4-1 overall.


The Rattlers play at UW-Richland Center next Monday and conclude the regular season on Thursday hosting UW-Waukesha.


UW-Rock will play Waukesha using pink balls and will auction the balls off after the game for a breast cancer fund- raiser. A UW-Rock player’s mother is ill with breast cancer.


UW-WASHINGTON 1, UW-ROCK 0

UW-Rock County 0 0—0


UW-Washington 1 0—1


First half


W—Kyle Wagner, 26:00.


Saves—Jose Montero (UR) 7, Matt Pfeifer (W) 3, Schiraz Ackley (W) 2.



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