Yellowjackets report: UWS volleyball sweeps Hamline
The victory ended a three-match losing streak.
SUPERIOR — A 10-kill performance from Kaylin Plautz helped Wisconsin-Superior sweep Hamline 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-22) in a nonconference volleyball match on Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium.
The Yellowjackets jumped out to leads of 6-1 and 10-2 in the first set. The Pipers kept it closer in the next two, but UWS finished the second set on a 5-0 run for a 2-0 lead and won the endgame in the third after the teams were tied 20-all.
Plautz's 10 kills came against only one error for a .375 hitting percentage. Alexie Pryd added eight kills and Maiana Stark seven. Pryd led the team in digs with 16, while Jenna Anderson added 14 and Colleen Claude 10. Claude (13 assists) and Cassy Teff (12) shared the passing duties.
UWS faces a pair of nonconference foes on Saturday in a triangular at St. Scholastica: Carleton and the host Saints.
UWS opens league play with rout
Niya Wilson scored two of Wisconsin-Superior's four second-half goals and three for the game as the Yellowjackets opened Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play with a 5-0 rout of Northland on Wednesday night at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
The Superior High School alumna's first came in the 37th minute and was her first of the season after scoring 20 times in 2021. It was also UWS's first goal from anyone in 383 minutes dating back to Sept. 1 in the season opener vs. Augsburg.
Wilson opened the second-half scoring with a 56th minute penalty kick, then yielded the spotlight to scorers Kamryn Hill and Allison Alessi until finishing her hat trick in the 85th minute.
UWS fired 37 shots at the Northland net, 19 of them on target.
Goalkeepers Jenna Lang and Quinn Clark (Duluth East) shared net duties, each recording one save in a half.
The Yellowjackets return to the field on Saturday for a road game at Wisconsin-River Falls.