UWS volleyball team splits; soccer teams come up short
Mackenzie Lund’s goal in the 75th minute proved to be the only score of the game as St. Olaf defeated the University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s soccer team 1-0 on Sunday in a nonconference game at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth.
St. Olaf (10-2-1) held a narrow 14-13 edge in shots over the Yellowjackets (7-5-2). Matt Elder had three saves in goal for UWS; Ben Braman stopped five shots for St. Olaf.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Yellowjackets, who play Bethany in Mankato, Minn., at 7 p.m. today.
The UWS volleyball team went 2-2 over the weekend at the Carleton College Triangular in Northfield, Minn.
UWS bounced back from a sweep against Carleton College, 26-24, 25-23, 25-9, Saturday to down Buena Vista and salvage a 1-1 split.
Alissa Autio of Floodwood led the Yellowjackets (17-9) with 22 kills in the two matches.
On Friday, Kitty Tynen and Jessica Zimmerman each had 11 kills in a 25-22, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Moravian College and 17 kills each in a 22-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-17 loss to Bethel.
Against Moravian, Tynen made timely kills to break ties late in each of the first two sets against the Greyhounds. She also added 16 digs to the effort, while Keely Deadrick had 25 assists and three aces for the Yellowjackets.
In the second match, UWS edged Bethel in the first set on the strength of seven kills from Zimmerman, but the Yellowjackets were unable to maintain the momentum and dropped three straight sets to end the match.
UWS picked up another 34 assists and 11 digs from Deadrick against Bethel. Moravian (10-12) was led by Taylor Kornmann who had 10 kills. Carlee Hoppe led Bethel (10-13) with 18 kills and 13 digs.
The Yellowjackets return to the court Wednesday against Finlandia in Hancock, Mich.
The UWS women were blanked by UW-Stevens Point 4-0 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match Saturday in Stevens Point.
The Yellowjackets only allowed one goal in the first half, despite being outshot 19-1, but then gave up three goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half. The Pointers outshot the Yellowjackets 39-1.
Goalkeeper Alexandra Paige stopped 19 shots for UWS (3-11-1 overall, 0-5-0 WIAC), while Kristen Churkey made one save for Point (4-7-2, 2-3).
UWS plays against at UW-Whitewater at 2 p.m. Saturday and at Alverno (Milwaukee) at 1 p.m. Sunday.