The University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team moved into a tie for first place in the UMAC with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-23) win over Northwestern on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
The loss snapped the Eagles’ 65-match winning streak, which started Oct. 5, 2013.
The Yellowjackets (18-9, 12-1 UMAC) got 11 kills from Taylor Howe and 10 each from Hannah Goggleye and Cami Sletta. Emily VerWay added 39 assists and 11 digs, Karlie Leif also had 11 digs, and Ashley Bayer had four blocks.
The Yellowjackets, who lost 3-0 to Northwestern on Sept. 26 in St. Paul, attacked at a clip of .302 in the victory.
The Eagles (19-7, 12-1 UMAC) got a game-high 21 kills from Jenay Fuglestad.
Things don’t get any easier for the Yellowjackets as they play at Minnesota Morris at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Morris is currently in third place in the UMAC.
UWS extended its winning streak to nine games with a 4-2 win over the University of Northwestern Eagles on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Reynolds Field in St. Paul.
Hugo Roos, James Bruce, Blake Perry and Aaron Blanchard scored goals for the Yellowjackets (13-2-1, 8-0-1 UMAC).
Fernando Bicalho and Leonardo Paredes picked up assists for UWS, which is 13-0-1 in its last 14 games.
Dalton VonKaenel finished the match with four stops in 81 minutes before giving way to Ulrik Lager who finished the match.
Derrick Aminga and Tyler Hurley scored for the Eagles (4-10-1, 2-6-1).
The Yellowjackets host North Central at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Northwestern scored once in the first half and three times in the second half in a 4-0 win over UWS in St. Paul.
Freshman Madison Gutekunst had 14 saves for UWS.
Yellowjacket athletes Jordan Koski and Leonardo Paredes received weekly honors from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
For the fourth time in as many tries Koski (Park Falls) has been named the UMAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Week.
Koski was the top finisher among Yellowjacket and UMAC runners at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invite over the weekend. The event was run on the same course that will host the NCAA Championships in a few weeks time.
Koski clocked a time of 26:36.4, which placed him 110 out of 344 runners on the slow, muddy track. Koski has been the top finisher for the Yellowjackets in all four events they've run in 2018.
This week marks the first time Paredes was honored by the UMAC.
The senior from Uberlandia, Brazil, scored a pair of goals in Saturday's 3-1 win over Martin Luther. Paredes started and closed the scoring for the Yellowjackets and finished the match with three shots attempted and two shots on goal.
Earlier in the week Paredes had an assist and a shot in the Yellowjackets' 4-1 home win over St. Scholastica. Paredes now has six goals and 13 points on the season.