UWS enjoyes undefeated weekend

Superior Telegram The University of Wisconsin-Superior athletic department enjoyed an undefeated weekend. The Yellowjackets' women's soccer team won its first game, the volleyball team went 4-0 at the Finlandia Invitational, and the men's soccer ...

Sally Linzmeier
University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Sally Linzmeier (12) stops a ball at midfield during a recent Yellowjacket game at the UWS soccer field. (Jed Carlson /

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior athletic department enjoyed an undefeated weekend.

The Yellowjackets’ women’s soccer team won its first game, the volleyball team went 4-0 at the Finlandia Invitational, and the men’s soccer team picked up a pair of wins.



Women’s soccer

After starting the season 0-3 in nonconference play, the Yellowjackets opened Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play Saturday with a 2-0 victory over North Central at the UWS soccer field.

Shelby Coombs and Hannah Buchite scored for the Yellowjackets and Allie Paige and Bailey Henderson shared in the shutout with five saves.

Coombs also assisted on Buchite’s goal.

The Yellowjackets have 11 days off until hosting St. Scholastica at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23.



UWS went 4-0 at the Finlandia Invitational in Hancock, Mich., over the weekend.


The ’Jackets swept a pair of matches Friday, topping the host Lions 25-18, 25-9, 25-13, and Rockford University, 25-12, 25-7, 25-23.

Against Finlandia, Ana Biscaia and Ashlee Bayer had seven kills apiece and Emily VerWay had 23 set assists.

In the sweep over Rockford, Molly Trapp totaled 11 kills and VerWay recorded 27 assists.

On Saturday, UWS won 25-17, 25-16, 25-16 win over Northland College and 10-25, 25-22, 20-25, 26-24, 15-11 over Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Stephanie Bandelin led the Yellowjackets in kills in both matches, notching 11 against Northland and 16 versus MSOE.

UWS (5-2), which hosted Hamline Monday night, will play in a UMAC Preview this weekend in St. Paul. The Yellowjackets play St. Scholsatica and Martin Luther Friday and Minnesota Morris and Northwestern Saturday.


Men’s soccer


UWS debuted in the UMAC with a 4-0 victory over North Central University on Saturday then won its fourth straight match Sunday with a 2-1 nonconference win over Carthage College. Both games were played in Superior.

Ryan Linsmayer, Ryan Wisdom, Jon Bucklew and Trent Holmes scored for the Yellowjackets on Saturday and Ben Wilhelm got the win in goal.

Wilhelm made one save in the first half and gave way to freshman Ben Nelson, who played the second half and also finished with one save.

The shutout was the third of the season for UWS.

Superior’s Joey Gustafson broke a tie game with a 56th-minute goal to give the Yellowjackets their victory over Carthage College.

Bucklew opened the scoring for UWS (5-1), which won its fourth consecutive game, in the 10th minute before Sahr Mahoney equalized for Carthage in the 24th.

Wilhelm made six saves.



UWS competed in the Northland Invite Friday at Chequamegon Bay Golf Club in Ashland.

The Yellowjacket women finish in second place with a 428. St. Scholastica won the tournament with a score of 417.

Hayley Botten was the top individual finisher for UWS, finishing second with a 98. St. Scholastica’s Amanda Broman won the tournament with a 96.

Also for UWS, Maggie Cragg was fifth with a 107 and Allie Nelson was sixth with a 109.

Northwestern won the men’s title with a score of 330. UWS finished third at 334.

Superior’s Anton Svensson finished second, four strokes behind meet medalist Evan Lunda of Northland, who carded a 73.

The second-highest finishing Yellowjacket was Luke Karakas, who tied for fifth at 85. Freshman Matthew McCoshen, who shot an 82 and tied for eighth.


Northland Invitational

Men’s Team Scores

1 Northwestern, 330; 2 St. Scholastica, 333; 3 UWS, 334; 4 North Central, 344; 5 Martin Luther, 345; 6 Northland College, 348; 7 Finlandia, 426.

Medalist: Evan Lunda, Northland, 73.

Women’s Team Scores

1 St. Scholastica, 417; 2 UWS, 428; 3 Northland, 542; 4 Martin Luther, 555; 5 Finlandia, DNF.

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