UWS RDP: ‘Senior Night’ spoiled for UWS womenUWS soccer teams also in action; hoop teams to host ‘Jam Night’
Kelly Schuh had 15 kills and nine digs as UW-Eau Claire spoiled senior night for the University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team with a 25-19, 25-20, 25-19 victory in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match on Wednesday night before 207 spectators at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.
Yellowjacket seniors honored were Farrah Wirtz, Esko; Salann Gilbert, Solon Springs; and Nikki Gosson, Mankato, Minn.
Anne Satterless and Amy Bomgren combined on 27 kills for the Blugolds (17-9 overall, 3-2 WIAC).
Overall, Gosson had eight kills, Farah Wirtz had nine digs, Kitty Tynen had six digs and Keely Deadrick had 31 set assists to lead the Yellowjackets (16-10, 0-5).
In game two, Vikki Vinikor led UWS with nine kills, Gosson added eight kills and Jessica Dvergsten had six Lauren Peterson also recorded her first kill as an Yellowjacket.
Trailing 14-7 in game three, UWS rallied to get within 20-19, but the Blugolds scored the next five points to complete the sweep.
The Yellowjackets (16-10, 0-5 WIAC) will play in the UW-La-Crosse tournament this weekend.
On Friday they play Loras at 5:30 p.m. and Hamline at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday they’ll face St. Thomas at 10:30 a.m. and Luther at 12:30 p.m.
UW-Eau Claire def. UW-Superior 3-0
UWEC (17-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) — Kelly Schuh 15-0-0; Amy Bomgren 14-1-2; Anne Satterlee 13-0-4; Kelly Riesgraf 4-0-1; Tessa Snell 3-0-3; Lauren Sutherland 0-1-0; Alexis Wong 0-1-0; Totals: 49-3-8.0. (Assists) — Emily Neave 35. (Dig leaders) — Lauren Sutherland 11; Emily Neave 10; Kelly Schuh 9.
UWS (16-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) — Vikki Vinokur 9-0-1; Nikki Gosson 8-0-1; Jessica Dvergsten 6-0-0; Jessica Zimmerman 6-0-0; Salann Gilbert 3-0-2; Kitty Tynen 3-0-0; Keely Deadrick 2-0-0; Brooke Vonasek 1-0-1; Lauren Peterson 1-0-0; Farrah Wirtz 1-0-0; Emily Cole 0-1-0; Totals: 40-1-5.0. (Assists) — Keely Deadrick 31. (Dig leaders) — Farrah Wirtz 9; Emily Cole 8.
Ryan Linsmayer’s 56th-minute goal and Matt Elder’s shutout goalkeeping gave UWS a 1-0 nonconference victory over Northland College on Tuesday at Ashland.
Linsmayer scored on an assist by Gabriel Stork da Silva but the Yellowjackets (8-5-1) were unable to score on any of their other 23 shots at Lumberjacks goalie Colton Schreyer.
Elder stopped seven shots by Northland (0-14).
The Yellowjackets are at St. Olaf at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The Yellowjackets lost to Hamline 3-0 Tuesday afternoon in St. Paul.
Kalea Hatlewick had 16 saves for UWS (3-10, 0-6).
Kesley Carraciolo scored twice and Heather Hollinger added a goal to support Molly Jacobs’ seventh shutout of the season for Hamline (9-3-1).
UWS hosts Finlandia at 4 p.m. Friday and plays at UW-La Crosse at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Yellowjacket men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their inaugural ’Jacket Jam at Mertz Mortorelli Gym at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.
The evening will include a skills competition, 3-point shooting contest, slam dunk contest and scrimmages for both teams. There will be giveaways and contests for fans as well.
Admission is free.