The University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s hockey team scored all of its goals in the second period of a 3-1 win over the College of St. Scholastica Saints Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Wessman Arena.
With the win, the Yellowjackets (13-5-1, 3-4 WIAC) extended their winning streak to four games and completed the season sweep of the Saints for the just the second time. The previous sweep came in 2010-11, the first year St. Scholastica had a team.
UWS also won 2-0 on Dec. 10, 2019, in Duluth.
After a scoreless first period, UWS' Kaylee Wood scored at 6:42 of the second on an assist from Lauren Niska, and Molly Shelton and Amanda Sergent assisted on Amber Heidenreich's short-handed goal at 9:47.
CSS' Rachel Anderson cut the lead in half with a goal at 16:10 on an assist from Lily Holtz, but UWS' Kaleigh Martinson, with assists from Shelton and Heidenreich, scored at 18:17.
Yellowjacket goalie McKenzie Whalen finished with 12 saves and Lori Huseby had a season-high 37 saves for the Saints.
UWS hosts UW-River Falls at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. .
‘JACKET JOTTINGS: UWS leads the all-time series with CSS 11-7-1. … The Saints are now 5-4-1 all-time at Wessman Arena. … The Saints (8-8-3) host Finlandia at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
First period — No scoring.
Second period — 1. UWS, Kaylee Wood (Lauren Niska), 6:42. 2. UWS, Amber Heidenreich (Molly Shelton, Amanda Sergent), 9:47. 3. CSS, Rachel Anderson (Lily Holtz), 16:10. 5. UWS, Kaleigh Martinson (Shelton, Heidenreich), 18:17.
Third period — No scoring.
Saves — Lori Huseby, CSS, 17-16-4—37. McKenzie Whalen, UWS, 2-6-4—12.
UW-Eau Claire’s stifling defense guided the Blugolds to a 78-53 win over UWS Monday, Feb. 3, at UWEC’s Zorn Arena.
The Yellowjackets were held to a combined three field goals in the second and third quarters as they missed 22-of-25 shots and fell to 13-7 on the season.
Three players accounted for a majority of UWS’s points. Eva Reinertsen led the way with 18 points, followed by former Superior Spartan Ellie Leadstrom with 12, and Emily Carpenter, 11.
Hallee Hoeppner led the Blugolds (12-7) with a game-high 27 points to go with six rebounds and four assists.
UWS hosts North Central at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Reinertsen, a senior from Duluth, has been named UMAC Player of the Week for women's basketball after averaging 22.5 points and 11 rebounds in wins over Northland and Minnesota Morris.
She had 19 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals against the LumberJills, and added 26 points, 11 boards, one assist and one steal versus the Cougars.
She now has eight double-doubles on the season, while averaging 17.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
The UMAC weekly honor is the fifth of Reinertsen's career and second this season.
UWS — Eva Reinertsen 18, Ellie Leadstrom 12, Emily Carpenter 11, Marissa Ruiz 3, Mady Sanders 5, Paris Kallevig 3, Destiny Haldeman 1. Totals: 18-52 12-15 53.
3-point goals (5-17) — Carpenter 3, Reinertsen, Ruiz.
UWEC — Hallee Hoeppner 27, Anna Graaskamp 15, Katie Essen 13, Kelsey Bakken 12, Jessie Ruden 5, Katelyn Morgan 2, Ellie Carver 2, Cobli Laturi 2. Totals: 30-57 13-15 78.
3-point goals (5-15) — Hoeppner 3, Bakken, Ruden.
Vid Milenkovic is the UMAC Player of the Week for men's basketball.
Milenkovic, a senior from Zurich, Switzerland, averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds, leading UWS to wins over Northland and Minnesota Morris. He had 20 points, seven rebounds, five steals and four assists against the LumberJacks and 24 points, 13 boards and three assists at the Cougars.
Milenkovic, who picked up his 10th double-double of the season Saturday, is averaging 18 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
The UMAC weekly honor is Milenkovic's third this season.
UWS hosts North Central at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
‘JACKET JOTTINGS: With its win over Morris, UWS clinched its first UMAC playoff berth since 2016.