UWFox Cyclones Soccer Team – State Champions for the Second Year in a Row
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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Cyclones soccer team, lead by head coach Wil Krautkramer, defeated UW-Fond du Lac Falcons for the sixth straight time to earn the title of Wisconsin Collegiate Conference (WCC) State Champions for the second consecutive season. The Cyclones earned the number one seed in the WCC state tournament after going undefeated and taking the conference championship.
The Cyclones defeated UW-Rock County Rattlers 3-1 early in the tournament to earn the spot in the state championship game, which was played on October 16 at UWFox.
The Cyclones and Falcons went into the second half with the game tied. UW-Fond du Lac’s goalie put up a strong fight to keep the game as close as it was. Reorganization, accurate passing and accurate finishing in the second half contributed to the Cyclones’ state championship victory. “It was another brilliant performance for a group of hard working student athletes,” Krautkramer said.
Andy Pohlkotte and Ramiro Mendez were leading scorers in the game, while Levi Stroik and Jake Dollinger contributed with assists. An overall team effort allowed the Cyclones to finish the 2010 season with a 7-0 conference record.
Over the last two seasons, the Cyclones accomplished a conference record of 13-0-1, and overall record of 26-1-1 and two back-to-back state and conference championship titles. “I couldn’t be more proud of a group of student athletes,” Krautkramer said. “They have represented our campus in fantastic fashion.”