UWS Round-up: VerWay does it her way
University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Emily VerWay was named this week’s UMAC Setter of the Week after helping the Yellowjackets to a 3-1 record over the last seven days.
The junior setter from Inver Grove Heights, Minn., began her week with a 44-assist match against rival St. Scholastica, which was also good for the ninth best assist performance in the UMAC this season.
Her assists continued to pile up as UWS took on three more conference opponents, adding 36 assists to her line against Crown College on Sept. 23. She ended the week with 132 assists in total.
In the 3-0 win over Crown College (25-13, 25-17, 25-14), the Yellowjackets got nine kills from Brylee Colligan to go along with VerWahy’s 34 assists.
UWS (10-7 overall, 5-1 UMAC) then lost its first conference match, losing 3-0 (25-11, 25-14, 25-22) to Minnesota-Morris (12-4, 4-1).
The Yellowjackets fell to 10-9 overall, and 5-3 in the UMAC with a pair of losses Wednesday in New Ulm, Minn.
The Yellowjackets went the distance with Martin Luther College before falling 3-2 (25-15, 27-25, 18-25, 15-25, 15-6). Anna Ribich led UWS with 13 kills and VerWay had 41 set assists and 14 digs.
Jade St. Germaine led Martin Luther (11-8, 6-2) with 18 kills.
League-leading Northwestern swept UWS 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14), despite VerWay’s 30 assists and had 10 digs.
Lindsey Peterson led the Eagles (16-3, 9-0) with 17 kills.
The Yellowjackets play at Crown College at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Yellowjackets’ UMAC game Saturday against Martin Luther at NBC Spartan Sports Complex was suspended in the 60th minute and will be played at a later date.
UWS got back on the field Wednesday and defeated Northland College 4-0 in Ashland.
Danny Kearns, Jonah Garcia, Leonardo Peredes and Felix Blick scored goals for UWS and Dalton VonKaenel made six saves to record the shutout.
Superior outshot Northland 27-6, including 19 shots on goal.
UWS (5-3-1, 1-0-2 UMAC) plays at Bethany Lutheran at 2 p.m. Saturday.
UW-Superior................... 1 3 — 4
Northland College........... 0 0 — 0
First Half — 1. Danny Kearns (Jon Bucklew), 23:26.
Second Half — 2. Jonah Garcia (Harry Simpson), 56:10. 3. Felix Blick (Elliot Chapman), 74:36. 4. Leonardo Perdes (Jams Bruce), 75:52.
Saves — Dalton VonKaenel, UWS, 6; Urik Lager, UWS, 0. Thomas Whiting, NC, 14.
After an 80-minute delay, the UWS women lost to the Martin Luther Knights 2-0.
The Knights scored in the 38th minute on a penalty kick by for Lydia Bitter.
The Knights’ second goal came in the 51st minute.
UWS got off eight shots in the game, including three shots on goal from Emma Street.
The Yellowjackets then played to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Northland College Wednesday in Ashland.
Bailey Henderson played the entire 110 minutes for UWS, finishing with six saves.
UWS (3-6-1 overall, 2-2-1 UMAC) plays at Bethany Lutheran at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
UWS took second place at the Northwestern Invitational Tuesday at the Gross National Golf Club with a team score of 375 (91-over-par). Minnesota Morris finished first at 378.
Maggie Cragg finished fifth for UWS with a 91. Alayna Tulip was seventh at 92; Aly Busick carded 94 to finish eighth; and Reggie Semenko shot 98 to take 14th.
Jessalyn Rondestvedt of Northwestern took medalist honors with an 82.
Both UWS teams will compete in the Viking Invitational, hosted by Bethany Lutheran, Saturday and Sunday in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
- Minnesota Morris, 372; 2. UW-Superior, 375; 3. Northwestern, 376; 4. St. Scholastica, 387; 5. Bethany Lutheran, 408; 6. Martin Luther, 421; 7. Northland College, 537; 8. North Central, 539.
The Yellowjackets also finished second overall in the Northwestern Invitational with a 17-over-par 301.
Joey Cummings tied his best performance of the season, shooting 72 to finish in second place, one stroke behind Northwestern’s Mac Saby.
Also for UWS, Ryan Peterson finished sixth at 74; Matthew McCoshen finished 14th with a 79; and Nick Moore was 21st with an 82.
- Northwestern, 289; 2. UW-Superior, 301; 3. St. Scholastica, 311; 4. Northland College, 325; 5. Crown College, 332; 6. Minnesota Morris, 332; 7. Martin Luther, 335; 8. North Central, 352.