UWS RDP: Yellowjacket spikers finish second in MankatoCougars nip women's soccer team in overtime
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as the volleyball team, were in action last weekend.
The volleyball team also hosted a triangular Tuesday night that included Lakeland and Northland College.
UM-Morris defeated the Lady Yellowjackets 1-0 in overtime Saturday at the Superior High School soccer fields.
The Yellowjackets and Cougars were as even as could be with each team attempting 13 shots during regulation play. Overtime was a bit different as Morris outshot UWS 3-0 with Justine Wolf scoring the game-winning goal with an assist from Rachel Berns.
Alexandra Paige finished with eight saves for UWS while Morris keeper Rikki Beaver had six.
The Yellowjackets (1-2) returns to action 3 p.m. today against Finlandia in Hancock, Mich.
Fresh off winning the Mount Mary College tournament recently in Milwaukee, UWS went 3-1 last weekend at the Bethany Lutheran tournament in Mankato, Minn.
The Yellowjackets’ three straight wins to open the tournament gave them seven in a row to start the season. Their steak was snapped with a 3-1 loss to Wartburg in the championship match.
UWS will compete in the Macalester Tournament Friday and Saturday in St. Paul.
Bethany Lutheran Tournament
UWS def. St. Mary’s 3-0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-12)
UWS def. Bethany 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-22)
UWS def. St. Catherine 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 25-14, 25-18)
Wartburg def. UWS 3-1 (28-26, 21-25, 19-25, 23-25)
The Yellowjackets recorded two shutouts on the weekend, 3-0 over Bethel on Saturday and 2-0 over St. John’s on Sunday and 3-0. Both games were played in Duluth.
Matt Elder was the keeper in both games for UWS, finishing with four saves against Bethel and five against St. John’s.
Ryan Linsmayer, Alberto Rivero and Gabriel Strock da Silva scored for UWS against Bethel. The goals by Linsmayer and Strock da Silva were their first as Yellowjackets.
Chase Carey assisted on Linsmayer’s goal.
Chris Scott had six saves for the Royals.
Ben Royce and Strock da Silva scored for UWS against St. John’s.
“It was great to see Royce get rewarded for his efforts,” UWS coach Joe Mooney said. “He had a great game against Bethel and couldn’t quite find the net. He had an equally great game tonight and he definitely deserved the goal.
“Gabe is also really starting to find his place with us. He has become very confident in the final third, and he’s a great finisher. We needed that goal. St. John’s was really tough in the second half and there was a big chunk of time where we couldn’t get the ball out of our own half. Gabe’s goal gave us the insurance we needed to close out the game. His goal shifted the momentum and gave us the chance to shut the game down.”
St. John’s goalkeeper Ryan Brutger registered four stops.
“It was a great way to cap off a good weekend,” Mooney said. “I think that we’ve been playing good soccer up to this point and the St. John’s game might have been the best we’ve played so far.
“St. John’s is loaded with great players and they’re very well-coached. There’s no question that they’ll do well in the MIAC this year, so we’re happy to get a good result against them.”
The Yellowjackets (2-2) start the conference season at 5:30 p.m. today when they travel to Finlandia University in Hancock, Mich.