UWS ROUND-UP: Hockey teams open season; men’s soccer, volleyball gear up for playoffs


The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team opened its season with a weekend split.

The Yellowjackets won 2-1 over Concordia (Wis.) Friday night in St. Cloud, and lost 4-3 in overtime to Gustavus Adolphus Saturday afternoon at Wessman Arena.

Mikayla Goodin scored four of the Yellowjackets’ goals, including two both nights.

Agnese Apsite and Amber Heidenreich assisted on Goodin’s first goal Friday night and Saige Patrick helped out on the second.

Emily Goldwin scored Concordia’s goal 1:36 into the third period.

On Saturday, Erica Power scored 2:23 into overtime to lift the Gusties over the Yellowjackets in a nonconference game.

Goodin scored the first two goals of the game in the second period before Gustavus cut the lead in half on Power’s short-handed goal with 1:43 left in the second period.

Kaitlyn Klein tied the score early in the third but UWS retook the lead on Kaleigh Martinson’s tally at the 10:48 mark. Amelia Vosen sent the game to overtime by scoring with 23 seconds left in regulation.

Sky Brown had 33 saves for UWS.

UWS will play a home-and-home series with St. Catherine this weekend, 7 p.m. Friday in St. Paul and at 2 p.m. Saturday at home.

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

Concordia (Wis.)............. 0     0        1    —     1

First Period — 1. UWS, Mikayla Goodin 1 (Agnese Apsite, Amber Heidenreich), 3:24.

Second Period — 2. UWS, Goodin 2 (Saige Patrick), 2:01.

Third Period — 3. CU, Emily Goodin (Issy Bilton, Chloe Bachman), 1:36.

Saves — Sky Brown, UWS, 26. Christina Pattengale, CU, 27.

Gustavus Adolphus......... 0     1      2     1  —    4

UW-Superior................... 0     2      1     0  —    3

Second Period — 1. UWS, Mikayla Goodin 3 (Emily Heid, Amber Heidenreich), 9:51. 2. UWS, Goodin 4 (Heidenreich, Jenna Curtis), 16:00. 3. GA, Erica Poer (Kaitlyn Klein), 18:17 (sh).

Third Period — 4. GA, Klein, 3:00. 5. UWS, Kaleigh Martinson (Amanda Sergent, Molly Shelton), 10:48. 6. GA, Amelia Vosen (Elly Strunk, Rachel Lenz), 19:37.

OT — 7. GA, Power (Vosen, Sydney Henrichs), 2:23.

Saves — Amanda DiNella, GA, 7-5-4-1—17. Sky Brown, UWS, 14-8-10-1—33. A—297.

Men’s hockey

The UWS men opened with a pair of 4-2 losses — Friday at Lake Forest (Ill.) and Saturday to Concordia (Wis.) in Mequon.

Stefen Seel scored twice and Concordia outshot the Yellowjackets 47-29 to win Saturday’s nonconference game.

Former Superior Spartan Daniel Litchke and Twig’s Ian Ecklund scored second-period goals for UWS (0-2). Litchke’s goal came on a power play 10 seconds into the period, and Ecklund’s tally came with one second left.

Nick Malvin made 27 saves for Concordia (2-0), while Kyle Miller stopped 43 shots for the Yellowjackets.

UWS hosts Augsburg at 7:05 p.m. Friday. Augsburg defeated the Gusties 3-2 in overtime Friday.

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

Lake Forest..................... 1     2        1    —     4

First Period — 1. LF, Aaron O’Neill (Cody Guidorzi, Mark DerManulian), 17:25.

Second Period — 2. UWS, Evgeny Yakovlev (Bruno Birzitis, Aidan Salerno), 2:13 (pp). 3. LF, Bron Loiselle (Guidorzi, Zach Feldman), 6:41. 4. LF, Joe Sardina, 15:06.

Third Period — 5. UWS, Birzitis (Ryan Carlson, Tanner Skaja), 2:37. 6. LF, Drew Cleereman, 14:05.

Saves — Kyle Miller, UWS, 11-5-15—31. George Argiropoulos, LF, 6-8-7—21. A—317.

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

Concordia (Wis.)............. 2     1        1    —     4

First Period — 1. CUW, Stefen Seel, 2:13. 2. CUA, Connor Hogg (Taylor Gauld, Seel), 16:46 (pp).

Second Period — 3. UWS, Daniel Litchke 1 (Bruno Birzitis, Aidan Salerno), 0:10 (pp). 4. CUW, Seel (Josh Adkins, Brett Garvey), 18:33. 5. UWS, Ian Ecklund, 19:59.

Third Period — 6. CUW, Gauld (Jake Switzer, Seel), 5:52 (pp).

Saves — Kyle Miller, UWS, 12-20-11—43. Nick Malvin, CUW, 9-9-9—27. A—219.


UWS closed the regular season with a 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-17, 26-24) loss to Hamline University Saturday in St. Paul.

Leah Nightingale led the Yellowjackets (18-12) with 14 kills and Emily VerWay contributed 36 set assists for UWS, which qualified for the five-team UMAC postseason tournament.

The Yellowjackets began the weekend with a (3-1) 25-19, 26-28, 25-23, 25-17 win over North Central Friday in Minneapolis.

Brylee Colligan had 22 kills and three blocks as UWS kept North Central winless in UMAC play.

VerWay added 49 set assists and 14 digs for the Yellowjackets (18-11, 11-5), while Emma Middendorf had 11 kills to lead the Rams (2-26, 0-16).

The Yellowjackets are the No. 3 seed for the UMAC Tournament and will play at No. 2 Minnesota Morris at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The tournament began Monday with No. 5 St. Scholastica playing at No. 4 Martin Luther.

UMAC Tournament

Monday, Oct. 30

No. 5 St. Scholastica (13-18) at No. 4 Martin Luther (15-16) (n)

Wednesday, Nov. 1

No. 3 UW-Superior (18-12) at No. 2 Minnesota Morris (25-7), 7 p.m.

TBD at No. 1 Northwestern, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Women’s soccer

Molly Hancuh scored a pair of goals to lead Minnesota Morris to a 3-1 win over UWS Saturday in the regular-season finale at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Megan Tschida stopped five shots for the Cougars (9-7-1 overall, 7-4-1 UMAC), while Bailey Henderson stopped eight shots for the Yellowjackets, whose season ends with records of 4-12-1 overall and 3-7-1 UMAC.

Men’s soccer

Fernando Bicalho scored a pair of goals as UWS (13-6-1, 10-1-1) closed out the regular season with a 5-0 victory over Minnesota Morris (9-9-1, 7-4-1) at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Miguel Ocampo added a pair of assists for UWS, while Brandon Johnson and Dalton VonKaenel combined in the shutout.

The second-seeded Yellowjackets host No. 3 Northwestern in the UMAC tournament Thursday.

The game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but has been moved back a day due to predicted inclement weather.

’JACKET JOTTINGS: Jon Bucklew leads UWS with 24 points on nine goals and six assists. Following are Eric Watson, 17 points (8 goals, 1 assist) and Fernando Bichalo, 13 points (5 goals, three assists). … Northwestern’s leading scorer is Josiah Donat with 14 goals and one assist for 29 points.


UMAC Men’s Soccer Tournament

Monday, Oct. 30

No. 5 Martin Luther at No. 4 Minnesota Morris, 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

TBD at No. 1 St. Scholastica, 1:30 p.m.

No. 3 Northwestern at No. 2 UW-Superior, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Championship Game

Semifinal winners, TBD