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UWS men pick up first UMAC win; hockey team sweeps Lions

Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com UW-Superior’s Kelly Cockerill (19) pops the puck over Finlandia goalie Annah Smiddy (31) for her first goal of the season at Wessman Arena on Friday evening. 1 / 5
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The University of Wisconsin-Superior men’s basketball team picked up its first UMAC victory of the season with a 73-70 win over Martin Luther Saturday afternoon at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.

With the score tied 70-70, Shaq Coleman gave UWS a 72-70 lead with a pair of free throws with 20 seconds remaining.

After Martin Luther missed two shots, the Yellowjackets made it 73-70 with a Colton Williams free throw with seven seconds left.

The Knights missed a game-tying 3-point attempt in the final seconds.

Williams led the ’Jackets with 21 points and four rebounds. Coleman added 18 points and six rebounds and Vid Milenkovic had 17 points and 10 rebounds.

UWS also got eight points from Mac Reykdal in his first start of the season.

Ian Paulsen had 30 points and eight rebounds to lead the Knights (1-9, 1-3).

The Yellowjackets (3-8 overall, 1-3 UMAC) are off until Dec. 29 when they play at St. John’s.

MARTIN LUTHER (1-9, 1-3 UMAC)

Ian Paulsen 14-20 1-3 30; Richard Eckmann 5-9 1-2 13; TJ Babinec 4-10 0-0 11; Jared Witkowiak 3-5 0-0 7; Nate Lindloff 2-7 0-0 6; Joey Behm 1-3 0-0 3; Joshua Schroeder 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 29-58 2-5 70.

UW-SUPERIOR (3-8, 1-3 UMAC)

Colton Williams 9-13 2-4 21; Shaq Coleman 5-11 8-12 18; Vid Milenkovic 6-10 5-5 17; Mac Reykdal 3-5 0-0 8; Nate Kalien 3-6 0-0 7; Andrew McGill 0-1 2-2 2; Jaylen Vatthauer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-46 17-23 73.

Martin Luther................. 33     37        —        70

UW-Superior.................. 36     37        —        73

3-point goals—ML 10-21 (Babinec 3-7; Lindloff 2-6; Eckmann 2-4; Witkowiak 1-1; Paulsen 1-1; Behm 1-2), UWS 4-9 (Reykdal 2-3; Kalien 1-3; Williams 1-1; Milenkovic 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—ML 22 (Paulsen 8), UWS 32 (Milenkovic 10). Assists—ML 15 (Paulsen 4), UWS 7 (Coleman 3). Total fouls—ML 16, UWS 8. Technical fouls—None. A-378.

Women’s basketball

The Yellowjackets rolled to their fourth straight UMAC victory with an 87-39 win over Martin Luther Saturday evening at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.

Hailey Kontny and Hannah Norlin had 10 points apiece for UWS (8-2 overall, 4-0 UMAC).

Fifteen players scored for UWS, which led 24-11 after one quarter then held the Knights to just three points in the second quarter for a commanding 45-14 halftime lead.

Norlin added 11 rebounds in just 18 minutes for UWS, which scored 36 points in the paint and 33 points off 28 Knight turnovers. UWS also made 9-of-17 3-pointers.

UWS will play in the Wartburg Holiday Tournament Dec. 29-30 in Wavery, Iowa.

 

MARTIN LUTHER (4-8. 2-2 UMAC)

Grace Schultz 4-9 2-4 11; Sydney Cody 2-5 1-2 7; Crystal Carmichael 2-8 1-3 5; Jade St. Germaine 2-11 1-4 5; Emily Witkowski 0-6 4-4 4; Faith Otte 1-3 0-0 3; Hailey Johnson 1-4 0-2 2; Kati Aguilar 0-3 2-4 2; Cassandra Anklam 0-3 0-0 0; Sarah Dewey 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 12-55 11-23 39.

UW-SUPERIOR (8-2, 4-0 UMAC)

Hannah Norlin 4-7 2-3 10; Hailey Kontny 3-9 4-5 10; Emily Carpenter 3-6 0-0 8; Jade Tucker 4-7 0-0 8; Amelia Leger 3-5 0-0 8; Eva Reinertsen 2-7 3-4 7; Justine Larson 3-6 0-0 6; Morgan Nepstad 2-2 1-2 6; Lindsey Jalivay 2-3 0-0 6; Kaly Kostrova 2-2 0-0 5; Etta Sorenson 2-2 0-2 4; Brittany Laehn 1-3 0-2 3; Taylor Kane 1-5 0-0 2; Kourtney Palmi 0-1 2-2 2; Morgan Anderson 1-1 0-2 2; August Gordon 0-2 0-0 0; Madison Strube 0-1 0-0 0; Alisha Ross 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-70 12-22 87.

Martin Luther........... 11       3       9     16    —   39

UW-Superior............ 24     21      23     19    —   87

3-point goals—ML 4-11 (Cody 2-3; Otte 1-1; Schultz 1-2; Witkowski 0-2; Dewey 0-1; Carmichael 0-2), UWS 9-17 (Leger 2-3; Carpenter 2-3; Jalivay 2-2; Nepstad 1-1; Kostrova 1-1; Laehn 1-2; Gordon 0-1; Reinertsen 0-3; Kontny 0-1). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—ML 42 (Carmichael 7), UWS 50 (Norlin 11). Assists—ML 3 (Otte 1; St. Germaine 1; Carmichael 1), UWS 14 (Kane 3; Larson 3). Total fouls—ML 16, UWS 17. Technical fouls—None. A-396.

Women’s hockey

UWS wrapped up play in 2017 with a weekend sweep over the Finlandia Lions at Wessman Arena.

UWS won 7-1 Friday night and 11-0 Saturday afternoon.

Amanda Sergent scored two goals and Sky Brown posted 15 saves in Friday night’s win.

Saige Patrick and Sergent scored first-period goals, while Kelly Cockerill, Kaleigh Martinson and Megan Dulong added goals in the second period for a 5-1 UWS lead.

Lexie Weiss’ first assist of the season came on Cockerill’s first goal of the year.

Celina Clark and Sergent scored in the third period for UWS.

Kait Ryynanen scored for Finlandia (2-10-1).

Amber Heidenreich, a freshman from Phillips, scored her first three collegiate goals in Saturday’s win.

Sam Westgaard also scored her first goal of the season as UWS improved to 8-4 on the season.

Martinson also scored twice Saturday, giving her a team–high nine goals on the season.

Mikayla Goodin had a big day as well with a goal and five assists.

The Yellowjackets host Northland on Jan. 5.

 

Friday’s Game

Finlandia........................ 0      1       0    —      1

UW-Superior................... 2      3       2    —      7

First Period — 1. UWS, Saige Patrick 2 (Molly Shelton 3), 6:40. 2. UWS, Amanda Sergent 4 (Maggie Cragg 3, Agnese Apsite 2), 16:27.

Second Period — 3. UWS, Emily Cockerill 1 (Lexie Weiss 1), 0:06. 4. FU, Kait Ryynanen (Catlin Siegel), 5:29 (pp). 5. UWS, Kaleigh Martinson 6 (Mikayla Goodin 3, Apsite 3), 12:01. 6. UWS, Megan Dulong 2 (Patrick 5, Emily Heid 2), 16:53.

Third Period — 7. UWS, Celina Clark 2 (Kaylee Wood 2), 11:59. 8. UWS, Sergent 5, 16:01.

Saves — Annah Smiddy, FU, 18-24-x—42. Mary E. Hill, FU, x-x-13—13. Sky Brown, UWS, 3-4-8—15. A—178.

 

Saturday’s Game

Finlandia........................ 0      0       0    —      0

UW-Superior................... 3      3       5    —    11

First Period — 1. Cockerill 2 (Cragg 4), 1:45. 2. Martinson 7 (Goodin), 3:02. 3. Amber Heidenreich 1 (Patrick, Sergent), 14:44.

Second Period — 4. Emily Heid 4 (Goodin 5), 7:11. 5. Heidenreich 2 (Apsite 4, Shelton 6), 11:04. 6. Martinson 8 (Goodin 6), 16:20.

Third Period — 7. Heidenreich 3 (Sergent 4), 1:22. 8. Martinson 9 (Dulong 4, Goodin 7), 5:40 (pp). 9. Goodin 7 (Martinson 5), 8:34. 10. Shelton 3 (Cragg 5), 13:34 (pp). 11. Sam Westgaard 1 (Goodin 8), 13:53.

Saves — Smiddy, FU, 17-14-x—31. Hill, FU, x-12-14—26. Brown, UWS, 2-2-5—9. A—289.