UWS volleyball team goes 4-0 in MilwaukeeMen’s soccer team goes 1-1 on weekend; women lose opener
The University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team got the 2012 season off on the right foot by winning the Mount Mary College Invitational this past weekend in Milwaukee.
UWS went 4-0 on the weekend, defeated Grace Bible College 3-0, Crown College 3-0, Mount Mary College 3-1 and Mount Mary again in the championship game 3-0.
Against Grace Bible College Keely Deadrick led the way with seven kills and an attack percentage of .750. Deadrick also had a team-high 20 assists and seven service aces. Kitty Tynen had six kills and also had an attack percentage of .750. Lauren Peterson led UWS with six digs, followed by Tynen who had five.
Tynen again paced the offense against Crown, this time with a team-best 12 kills. Nikki Gossen was right behind her with 10 kills. The Yellowjackets as a team attacked at .469 percent. In contrast, Crown had a .000 attack percentage.
Deadrick, who had 34 assists and five aces, at one point served the Yellowjackets to four straight points. Defensively, Farrah Wirtz led UWS with 11 digs. Gosson, Salann Gilbert (Solon Springs) and Brooke Vonasek each had 1.5 blocks.
In the first match against Mount Mary college the Yellowjackets held a distinct advantage in attack percentage, attacking at a clip of .279 percent (their lowest of the year) to .044 percent for Mount Mary.
Vonasek, who on the weekend was playing her first volleyball in over a year after missing last season with an injury, led the Yellowjackets with 13 kills and a .522 attack percentage. Right behind her was Jessica Zimmerman, who had 10 kills.
The Yellowjackets as a team had 54 kills and Deadrick continued her torrid start, leading UWS with 42 assists and three aces.
Defensively the Yellowjackets were on top of their game, with four players reaching double digits in digs. Wirtz led the way with 18, while Deadrick and Tynen had 13 apiece.
Emily Cole added 10 digs and Deadrick and Vonasek had 2.5 blocks each.
The championship match lasted just 45 minutes, as Gosson posted 11 kills and Deadrick dished up 32 assists. Tynen finished off a strong weekend with six kills and a team-high three aces.
Defensively, Wirtz and Nicole O’Bryan each had 11 digs, and Vonasek had a team-high five blocks.
The Yellowjackets (4-0) return to action at the Bethany Lutheran College tournament on Friday and Saturday. Their first match is at 4 p.m. Friday against St. Mary’s.
Mount Mary College Invite
UWS def. Grace Bible Col. 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-16)
UWS def. Crown Colelge 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-5)
UWS def. Mount Mary 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-13, 25-14)
UWS det. Mount Mary 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-8)
The men’s soccer team is off to a 1-2 start after Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss to Augsburg College at Duluth East High School.
The ’Jackets opened the season with a 2-1 victory over Macalester College on Friday and a 1-0 loss to Concordia-Moorhead on Monday.
Auggies’ Scott Clinton scored the winning goal 9:02 into overtime.
Ben Royce, Nate Engel and Alberto Rivero scored for UWS. John Levenick assisted on Engel’s goal and Matt Elder finished with four saves.
Nick Lenertz had three saves for Augsburg.
Macalester scored the only goal of the first half when Chris Kartheiser scored in the 24th minute with an assist from Will Mackaman.
Alex Young tied it up for the Yellowjackets in the 66th minute with an unassisted goal, and Ben Kasper scored the winning goal at 87:58 with assists from Rivero and Engel.
Elder had one save for UWS and Ben Carr had seven for Macalester.
Despite outshooting Concordia-Moorhead 22-6 (9-2 on goal), the Yellowjackets fell to 1-1 on the season with a 1-0 loss to the Cobbers Monday afternoon at Duluth East.
Kristian Reiersgord scored for Concordia 9:23 into the game with an assist from Jared Rice.
Concordia’s Peter Runquist finished with nine saves in his shutout while Elder stopped one shot for UWS.
The Yellowjackets play at Bethel at noon Saturday.
UWS women lose
The UWS women lost their season-opener to St. Catherine (St. Paul) 7-1 Friday afternoon at Lincoln Park Middle School in Duluth.
The Wildcats scored three goals in the first half and four more in the second as they outshot UWS 28-6 overall. Katelyn Adams scored for UWS at 70:10 in the second half. Chelsea Cossin assisted.
Kalea Hatlewick stopped seven for UWS.
The Yellowjackets host Minnesota-Morris at noon Saturday at the Superior High School soccer fields.