UWS RDP: Volleyball and men’s soccer teams notch wins
The University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team broke into the win column in the WIAC with an exciting 3-2 win over UW-Stout Wednesday night in the Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
The Yellowjackets opened up a 2-0 lead with wins of 25-19 and 25-12 in the first two games. The Blue Devils forced a fifth and deciding game with wins of 25-23 and 25-16 in games three and four.
UWS clinched the victory, and extended its winning streak to four, by winning the fifth game 15-11.
Both teams finished the match with attack percentages over .200 (.233 for the Yellowjackets and .218 for the Blue Devils) and both teams displayed spectacular defense at times, each clearing over 70 digs in the match (73 for the Yellowjackets compared to 71 for the Blue Devils).
Kitty Tynen had a tremendous match for the Yellowjackets, leading the team with 19 kills and adding 16 digs on defense. Jessica Zimmerman added 16 kills, while Vonasek and Autio had nine each for the Yellowjackets, who had 63 kills as a team. Keely Deadrick had 51 assists and an ace, while Olson and Tynen each had a team-best two aces.
On defense, Lauren Peterson led the Yellowjackets with 25 digs while Brooke Vonasek had one solo block and three block assists, while Deadrick had four block assists. The Yellowjackets had five blocks in the match.
The Yellowjackets (14-5, 1-3) host UW-La Crosse at 7 p.m. Friday.
The match is the Yellowjackets’ “Dig Pink” match for 2013. “Dig Pink” is a WIAC-wide initiative where teams raise money on behalf of the Side-Out Foundation to go toward breast cancer research and awareness.
Six players scored goals for the UWS men in a 6-0 nonconference victory over Northland College on Tuesday at Public Schools Stadium.
Ben Royce, John Levenick, Nate Engel, Logan Klatt, Seth Aycock and Nico Ralief each scored for the Yellowjackets, while Matt Elder and Zach Harweth combined on the rare no-save shutout.
Colton Schreyer had 12 saves for Northland College (3-8).
UWS leading scorer Brian Grand also dished out three assists, and Royce, Eric Loberg-Kreft and Aycock had an assist each.
The Yellowjackets outshot the Lumberjacks 41-1, including 18-0 on goal, and held an 11-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The Yellowjackets (6-4-2, 1-0-1 WIAC) are back in action at 4 p.m. Tuesday against St. John’s in Collegeville, Minn.
Miranda Garrelts scored off a Rachel Wallace corner kick in the second half to lift the UWS women into a 2-2 nonconference tie with Northland College Tuesday at the Superior High School soccer complex.
Superior’s Katelyn Adams scored her first goal of the season on a first-half breakaway, sandwiched between goals by Northland’s Sarah Hudson and Jolynn Dohmann.
Kalea Hatlewick made six saves for the Yellowjackets (3-8-1), including one on a breakaway with one minute remaining in regulation. Jessica Jaeckel had 11 saves for the Lumberjacks (5-3-2).
UWS hosts UW-Stout at noon Saturday.