UWS Roundup: 'Jacket women pull off late winSoftball, men's soccer and volleyball also in action
The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s soccer team defeated Northland International University Tuesday afternoon 1-0, scoring the winning goal with less than five minutes left to play.
The Yellowjackets took 16 shots on goal compared to three for Northland International, but UWS came up empty throughout the first half and most of the second.
Freshman Jenna Bartsias scored the winning goal in the 86th minute on a play set up by sophomore Andrea McKay. In goal for UWS, freshman Felicia Bibeau earned the shutout by recording three saves.
Tuesday’s win was the second for the Yellowjackets in three games. Overall, UWS holds a 3-14 record.
The Yellowjackets are in action again at 3:30 p.m. today, when they play the College of St. Catherine’s in St. Paul, Minn.
The UWS volleyball team fell to UW-Whitewater 3-0 Saturday in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match.
UW-Whitewater (21-5, 6-2 WIAC) took the first two games 25-13 and 25-12. UWS (9-13, 1-6 WIAC) kept the third set closer but fell 25-19 to end the match.
Chelsie Christoffers led the Yellowjackets in kills with eight, followed closely by Nikki Gosson with seven. Christoffers also had 10 digs, just behind team leader Samantha Blake with 11, and Alison Lothenbach added 11 set assists.
For UW-Whitewater, Melissa Zuleger and Caitlin Hogan finished with 11 and 10 kills, respectively, while Alyse Karls had 34 set assists.
UWS will once again also host monthly Yellowjacket Booster Luncheons on the first Tuesday of each month at Barker’s Island Inn.
The next luncheon is at noon on Nov. 3. The guest speakers will be Yellowjacket men’s hockey coach Dan Stauber and women’s hockey coach Dan Laughlin.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $8.50, which includes a soup and sandwich buffet. No reservations are necessary. For more information call 395-4693.
The Yellowjacket softball team traveled to the University of Minnesota on Saturday to take on some well respected Division II competition. Despite only having one senior, Jen Parchem, and one junior, Kalli Kucharyski, on their roster, the ’Jackets came up short against St. Cloud State, 8-5, and 9-3 to Iowa Lake Community College.
The games were the first and second for UWS while St. Cloud State was playing its 14th game this fall.
UWS fell behind SCS 4-0 in the first inning, but responded in the second as Lindsay Garay led off with a standup double, Emily Eisenmann reached base on a single and Ashley Olson hit a sacrifice fly. Brittany Blake followed with a single, advancing to second on a stolen base, then scored on Taylor VanDamme’s three-run homer to put the ‘Jackets ahead 4-3.
The ’Jackets didn’t hole hold the lead for long as the Huskies tied the game up in the bottom of the second inning. The Huskies shut UWS down in the top of the third and responded with four runs. These runs ultimately proved to secure the win for the Huskies.
UWS scored one more run in the fifth inning as Olson singled and scored on a double by VanDamme.
Kucharyski pitched a complete game for UWS, striking out three and walking two. VanDamme went 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
Against ILCC, the game started out as a battle as both teams capitalized on scoring opportunities in the first inning.
Eisenmann started the Yellowjackets off with a double in the first and Ashley Martin singled. Martin later advanced on a fielder choice by Parchem before Garay singled to score Martin.
With the score 1-1 going into the second, UWS would only score two more runs. Blake reached on a single, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Olson, and scored on a single by Ashley Hietpas.
Eisenmann then singled, scoring Hietpas, which gave the ’Jackets a 3-1 lead.
Iowa Lakes’ bats came alive in the third and fourth inning where they combined to score eight runs.
Amanda LeBard pitched five innings for the ’Jackets, striking out four and walking five. Eisenmann and Martin both went 2-for-4.