UWS ROUNDUP: Four Yellowjackets pick up weekly honors
The University of Wisconsin Superior’s Hannah Norlin was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
Norlin, a sophomore forward from Litchfield, Minn., helped the Yellowjackets extend their winning streak to three games and moved to 28-0 in conference play since joining the UMAC last season.
In Friday night’s “UMAC Game of the Week” against Minnesota Morris, Norlin scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds in an 81-72 win.
In Saturday’s 71-40 win over Crown College, Norlin had 13 points, seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist.
Norlin is averaging 14.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in conference play this season.
Track and field
For the second time in the 2016-17 indoor track and field season, UWS swept the UMAC weekly honors as sophomores Matt Swanson and C.J. Pillath were named the track and field athletes of the week, respectively.
Pillath, from Coleman, Wis., enjoyed a good day at Bemidji State’s Super 8 Open Saturday, placing second in the shot put (13.32 meters) and winning the weight throw (16.53 meters). Pillath now sits 15th in the nation in the weight throw.
This is the second-consecutive conference honor for Pillath, who previously earned the title on Dec. 5.
After a six-year hiatus, Swanson, a 2010 graduate of Superior High School, returned to the track at Bemidji State and took second place in the 800-meter dash (2:10.88) and third in the 400 meters (53.91 seconds). Both times were personal records.
As a senior at SHS, Swanson ran in the 400 and was a member of the 4x400 relay team at the WIAA Division 1 state meet.
The Yellowjackets will host the Twin Ports Invitational at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Anton Svensson was named the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Hockey Athlete of the Week.
Svensson, a senior from Sodertalje, Sweden, posted a pair of multi-point games in nonconference play over the weekend. Against Gustavus Adolphus Friday he scored a goal and assisted on the game-winner in a 5-3 win.
In a 4-1 victory over Bethel Saturday, Svensson scored two goals, including the eventual game-winning goal in the third period.
UWS hosts UW-Stevens Point at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday.
UW-Stevens Point scored three unanswered goals to hold off UWS 3-1 in WIAC play Tuesday in Stevens Point.
Sydney Conley made 24 saves for the Pointers (9-5-2, 2-1 WIAC), including 13 in the third period.
Emily Heid opened the scoring for UWS with a power play tally at 12:32 of the second period. The Yellowjackets were unable to find the net again, despite recording 12 more shots on six total power play opportunities.
Stevens Point tied the game midway through the second period before Ellie Punnett netted the game-winner on the power play in the final minute of the second period. Punnett finished the night with three points.
Kim Kobar made 22 saves for UWS (7-9, 1-3), which also lost to Point 2-1 on Nov. 19.
UWS plays at UW-Eau Claire at 7 tonight and hosts the Blugolds at 2 p.m. Saturday.
UW-Superior................... 1 0 0 — 1
UW-Stevens Point............ 0 2 1 — 3
First Period — 1. UWS, Emily Heid (A. Constant-Bercier, Hannah Currin), 12:32 (pp).
Second Period — 2. UWSP, Maddie Schlossmacher (Ellie Punnett, Cara Lemirande), 13:40. 3. UWSP, Punnett (Mackenzie Kratch, Lemirande), 19:33 (pp).
Third Period — 4. UWSP, Lemirande (Schlossmacher, Punnett), 2:25.
Saves — Kim Kobar, UWS, 12-6-4—22. Sydney Conley, UWSP, 3-5-13—21. A—125.
UWS will host the 13th annual “Rock On” climbing competition from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the climbing wall in the Marcovich Wellness Center.
The competition includes categories for male and female beginner, intermediate and advanced climbers.
Registration fee is $25 for students and $30 for all other participants.
Registration is also available online at www.uwsuper.edu/superioradventures or by calling 715-395-4610.