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UWS women singing happy tune

Superior Telegram

It’s been a pretty good couple of days for University of Wisconsin-Superior goaltender Natasha Singer.

The freshman from Kimberley, British Columbia, led the Yellowjackets women’s hockey team in a big weekend on the road with a win and tie at nationally-ranked UW-Stevens Point, then stopped 28 shots in a 2-1 victory over Augsburg Tuesday night at Wessman Arena.

For her efforts, Singer has been named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week in women’s hockey.

“As a coach you are always searching for the players that have the hot hand, and in hockey it is never more important than in goal. Natasha definitely had the hot hand for us last week,” said UWS coach Dan Laughlin. “And her play couldn’t have come at a better time. After losing three points the week before we needed a big weekend and she helped us get it.”

Singer made 38 saves in a 2-1 win Friday night, then 33 more as the Yellowjackets rallied to earn a point in a 2-2 tie on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Darby Lindgren’s power-play goal at 13:36 of the second period gave Augsburg (3-3-1) the lead, but Hailey Adair tied the score with her fifth goal of the season just 38 seconds later and Lynne Larson scored the game-winner 59 seconds into the third period for UWS, now 5-3-3 overall.

Erika Allen made 33 saves for Augsburg.

Augsburg............................... 0     1     0     —    1

UW-Superior........................... 0     1     1     —    2

Second Period — 1. A, Darby Lindgren 2 (Megan Robertson), 13:36. 2. UWS, Hailey Adair 5 (Maggie Cragg 5, Leah Elledge 4), 14:14.

Third Period — 3. Lynne Larson 6 (Karen Larson 7, Amanda Coey 4), 0:59.

Saves — Erika Allen, A, 7-14-12—33. Natasha Singer, UWS, 5-14-9—28. A—76.

Caroling for cans

The UWS Student Athlete Advisory Council will be conducting its annual “Caroling for Cans” Thursday, Dec. 3 when Yellowjacket athletes will go around town singing holiday carols in exchange for non-perishable food items.

All food items collected will be donated to the food shelf at St. Vincent de Paul.

Women’s basketball

St. Benedict rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit and held UWS to just 38.9 percent shooting to down the Yellowjackets 62-51 Tuesday night at Claire Lynch Hall in St. Joseph, Minn.

UWS (3-2) jumped to a 14-7 lead after one quarter before expanding the advantage to 27-15 at halftime.

The Blazers (4-1) pulled within 35-34 after three quarters and then scored 28 fourth-quarter points to pull away for the victory.

The Yellowjackets were paced by Bailee Bartunek and Hailey Kontny, who each finished with nine points. Kontny also led UWS with six rebounds and three assists.

Bartunek was 4-4 shooting with three rebounds before fouling out. Hadley Skalmos  ki chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

Alison Newton had a game-high 20 points to lead St. Benedict.

UWS begins its first season in the UMAC on Dec. 4 at Bethany Lutheran.

St. Benedict 62, UWS 51

UW-Superior (3-2)

Bailee Bartunek 4-4 1-1 9; Hailey Kontny 2-11 5-6 9; Hadley Skalmoski 4-8 0-0 8; Grace Kennedy 3-4 0-0 6; Justine Larson 2-3 0-0 5; Hannah Norlin 2-5 0-0 4; Brittany Laehn 1-2 0-0 3; Allie Nelson 1-8 1-1 3; Shaelyn Halverson 1-1 0-0 2; Jade Tucker 1-2 0-0 2; Anna Munsen 0-0 0-0 0; Sarah Lekson 0-5 0-0 0; Adriana DuPree 0-0 0-0 0; Amber Zimpel 0-0 0-0 0; Amelia Leger 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 7-8 51.

St. Benedict (4-1)

Alison Newton 4-6 11-14 20; Grace Wolhowe 5-7 1-2 15; Niki Fokken 4-13 1-2 9; Annie Dittberner 2-12 1-2 7; Chelsey Guetter 1-4 2-3 4; Tyla Wilder 1-2 1-2 3; Macy Kelly 0-0 2-3 2; Kate Banovetz 1-3 0-2 2; Morgan Merritt 0-3 0-0 0; Ke’Avae Taylor 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-52 19-30 62.

UW-Superior.................. 14    13      8    16    —   51

St. Benedict.................... 7     8     19    28    —   62

3-point goals—UWS 2-8 (Larson 1-1; Laehn 1-1; Nelson 0-4; Leger 0-1; Kontny 0-1), SB 7-19 (Wolhowe 4-5; Dittberner 2-8; Newton 1-1; Wilder 0-1; Merritt 0-2; Taylor 0-2). Fouled out—UWS-Bartunek; Lekson, SB-None. Rebounds—UWS 38 (Kontny 6), SB 30 (Fokken 8). Assists—UWS 10 (Kontny 3), SB 8 (Newton 3; Wolhowe 3). Total fouls—UWS 23, SB 13. Technical fouls—None. A—168.

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