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The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s and women’s soccer teams advanced to the UMAC tournament championship games with dramatic wins Wednesday, Oct. 31.
The Yellowjacket men trailed 2-1 early in the second half before rallying to defeat Crown 6-2 at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex, while the UWS women defeated the St. Scholastica Saints for the first time ever 1-0 in Duluth.
There were some tense moments early in the second half when Crown pulled ahead 2-1, but the Yellowjackets answered by scoring five straight to earn the win and move into the UMAC finals.
Elliot Chapman and Fernando Bicalho scored goals 48 seconds apart to put the Yellowjackets back in front, 3-2, and later James Bruce scored a pair of goals just 1:14 apart to help the Yellowjackets get the win.
Bicalho finished with a goal and three assists, while Chapman had a goal and two assists.
The Yellowjackets will host St. Scholastica in the UMAC title game at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
This will be the fourth straight year the Yellowjackets and Saints have played for the title.
UWS was 0-15 all-time against St. Scholastica, and in those 15 games only scored three goals.
The Yellowjackets were struggling to score again on Wednesday, but that was before Erin Schoborg got a loose ball off a corner kick and scored her first goal of the season with 35 seconds to play.
Madison Gutekunst finished with 10 saves for the Yellowjackets, who are 4-0-2 in their last six and advance to a conference title game for the first time in program history.
UWS will play at Northwestern at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in St. Paul.