’Jacket Jam is Friday; women’s hockey team to scrimmage on Saturday
The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s basketball teams will host their inaugural ’Jacket Jam at 7:30 p.m. today in the Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
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.
The event is open to the public and admission is free.
Seven different players scored goals as the UWS women defeated Finlandia of Hancock, Mich., 9-0 in a nonconference game Friday at the Superior High School soccer fields.
Shelby Coombs and Ana Morse each tallied two goals, while McKenzie Krohn, Samantha Nelson, Rachel Wallace, Chelsea Cossin and Sarah Johnson rounded out the UWS scoring.
The Yellowjackets outshot the Lions (2-9-2) 54-2, as Finlandia’s Stephanie D’Ettorre made 24 saves. Alexandra Paige did not make a save in the shutout.
The Lady ’Jackets weren’t as fortunate on Saturday as they lost at UW-La Crosse 3-0.
Kelly Denk scored two goals for the Eagles in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest.
Megan Gresl added a goal and Sagan Pizzingrilli had a two-save shutout for the Eagles (5-6-2 overall, 2-1-2 WIAC).
Goalie Kalea Hatlewick had nine saves to lead the Yellowjackets (4-11, 0-7).
The ’Jackets host Ripon at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Yellowjacket women’s hockey team opens the 2012-13 season with an exhibition game against the Central Plains Capitals at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wessman Arena.
UWS won a match and lost three last weekend at the UW-La Crosse Invitational Volleyball Tournament.
The Yellowjackets opened Friday’s play with a 25-13, 15-25, 25-18, 25-19 loss to Loras College despite 12 kills from Nikki Gosson and 25 digs from Farrah Wirtz. St. Thomas then downed UWS 25-20, 25-14, 25-19 as sophomore Keely Deadrick of Esko had 24 set assists and seven digs to lead the Yellowjackets.
On Saturday, Hamline held off UWS in a hard-fought match, 15-25, 25-19, 19-25, 25-19, 15-9, despite 14 kills from Gosson and 17 kills apiece from Wirtz and Emily Cole.
UWS ended tournament play on a positive note with a 25-15, 25-14, 19-25, 25-20 victory over Luther as Gosson and Jessica Dvergsten each had 12 kills, Wirtz had 21 digs and Deadrick had 38 set assists to lead the Yellowjackets (17-13).
Gossen was named to the all-tournament team.
UWS is at UW-Stout at 7 p.m. today.
The UWS men’s and women’s basketball teams will be hosting their annual “Steak Fry” on Nov. 2. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from any Yellowjacket men’s or women’s basketball player.