Freshman Ivy Grochowski scored in the 82nd minute to lift the University of Wisconsin-Superior women’s soccer team to a 4-3 non-conference victory over North Central in the Yellowjackets' home finale Thursday, Oct. 31, at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Grochowski's first career goal broke a 3-3 tie in a back-and-forth match. On the game-winning goal, she deposited a pass from senior Tatum Lardinois into the top left corner of the net, past North Central's Ellie Tieszen.

Sophomore Annah Schussman and senior Kaylie Johnson each added a goal and assist to help UWS sweep NCU in the two-match season series. Superior also shut out the Rams 4-0 in UMAC play Oct. 9.

Mikel Vacek got the Rams on the scoreboard in the 30th minute, and NCU tied it with a Brekhus goal from Kara Lewis in the 34th.

Olivia Gaffney scored her second goal of the season in the 40th minute to give UWS the lead again going into halftime.

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Rachel Cribb then tied the match again in the 55th minute.

Madison Gutekunst picked up the win the nets for UWS, making six saves – three in each half. Tieszen made 10 saves for the Rams (1-15) in the loss.

The 'Jackets (7-10-2) closed out the regular season with an 1-0 overtime loss at Martin Luther on Saturday, Nov. 2

UWS is theNo. 3 seed for the UMAC tournament and plays at No. 2 Northwestern at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Volleyball

UWS went 2-2 over the weekend at the Wisconsin Lutheran's Warrior Invitational at West Allis, Wis.

The Yellowjackets opened with a 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-13) loss to Maranatha Baptist, then rebounded with a 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 25-12, 26-28, 15-9) win over Beloit.

Against Beloit, Cami Sletta tallied 19 kills, Hannah Goggleye had 10 kills, Brylee Corrigan had nine kills and 10 digs and Cassy Teff had nine kills. Gina Baertsch had 27 set assists and Megan Holz had 20 assists.

In the Maranatha match, the Corrigan finished with 13 kills and 21 digs, Sletta had 14 kills, Baertsch had 25 set assists and 15 digs, and Holz had 17 set assists.

On Saturday, UWS fell to the hosts 3-2 and defeated Illinois-Chicago 3-1.

In the win over Chicago, Sletta finished with a team-best 19 kills, Baertsch and Holz had 32 and 19 assists, respectively, and Carrera had 16 digs.

In the loss to Lutheran, Sletta finished with 14 kills. Goggleye added 13 kills and Baertsch had 26 assists.

UWS played Bethany Lutheran in the UMAC tournament. The winner plays Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Northwestern in St. Paul.

Women’s hockey

The Yellowjackets opened the season with a non-conference sweep of Concordia-Wisconsin this weekend at Wessman Arena.

Cassie McClure, Kaleigh Martinson, Ashley Schintz, Tessa Jorde and CC Hayes scored goals in Saturday’s 5-1 win.

McClure and Hayes also had assists, Jenna Byfuglien added two assists, and goalie Catherine Johnson stopped 22-of-23 shots.

UW-Superior’s Catherine Johnson (39) makes a stop in the first period of the Yellowjackets’ game with Concordia at Wessman Arena on Saturday afternoon.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior’s Catherine Johnson (39) makes a stop in the first period of the Yellowjackets’ game with Concordia at Wessman Arena on Saturday afternoon. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Yellowjackets opened the season with a 3-1 win on Friday.

Hayes, Megan Dulong and Martinson scored goals and Johnson made 23 stops for UWS.

Breanna Thomson had 39 stops for Concordia.

UWS plays at Hamline at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.

Cross country

The UWS men were second and the women third in the UMAC Championships Saturday, Nov. 2, at Nemadji Golf Course.

The St. Scholastica men snapped the Yellowjackets’ three-year reign as UMAC champion with its first win since 2015.

The Saints’ 19 points was the lowest in the UMAC NCAA Division III era beginning in 2008. The Saints won by 50 points over UWS.

UW-Superior’s Men’s Cross Country Team begins the 8K race during the UMAC Cross Country Championship at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior on Saturday afternoon. The Yellowjacket men finished in second place. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior’s Men’s Cross Country Team begins the 8K race during the UMAC Cross Country Championship at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior on Saturday afternoon. The Yellowjacket men finished in second place. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

The Saints had runners finish 1-2-3 with senior Easton Foss taking first in 26:32.1.

UWS’s Derrick Moe placed fifth (27.31.0) and the Yellowjackets’ Eddie Carlson was ninth (28:01.1).

The St. Scholastica women won its fifth-straight UMAC title, edging Minnesota Morris by two points.

UWS finished third with 86 points.

Minnesota Morris’ Makenna Langerud won in 23:59.

UW-Superior’s Haruka Hamanaka (1316) begins her second lap at the UMAC Cross Country Championship at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior on Saturday afternoon. Hamanaka, the top Yellowjacket finisher, finished 13th overall.  (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
UW-Superior’s Haruka Hamanaka (1316) begins her second lap at the UMAC Cross Country Championship at Nemadji Golf Course in Superior on Saturday afternoon. Hamanaka, the top Yellowjacket finisher, finished 13th overall. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

UWS’s Haruka Hamanaka was 13th in 25:16.8; Roz Larson was 14th, 25:35.9; and Nicole Koski was 15th, 25:38.