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UWS Roundup: Volleyball and soccer teams notch victories

Superior Telegram The University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 3-0 win over Northland College Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym. The Yellowjackets began the evening with a 3-0 exhibition win over...

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University of Wisconsin-Superior’s Ashlee Bayer (18) and Ana Biscaia (17) set up a block on a Lakehead University hitter during the Yellowjackets match in Superior on Wednesday. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior volleyball team improved to 3-2 on the season with a 3-0 win over Northland College Wednesday night at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.

The Yellowjackets began the evening with a 3-0 exhibition win over Lakehead University of Thunder Bay.

UWS then defeated Northland College 25-10, 25-12 and 26-24.

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Stephanie Bandelin and Bailey Romans lead the way for the Yellowjackets with 10 kills apiece. Emily VerWay dished out 28 assists and Ashlee Bayer chipped in with nine kills.

As a team the Yellowjackets had an attack percentage of .375 in the match, a season high.

The Yellowjackets will compete in the Finlandia University Tournament this weekend. They open against the host Lions at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by a 4 p.m. match against Rockford University.

On Saturday, UWS plays Milwaukee School of Engineering at noon and Northland College at 1:30 p.m.

UWS returns home to host Hamline at 7 p.m. Monday.

 

Men’s soccer

Joey Gustafson scored the lone goal 36:27 into the first half as the UWS men’s soccer team defeated Bethel 1-0 in a nonconference match Wednesday in Arden Hills, Minn.

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Ben Wilhelm picked up his second straight shutout for UWS with five saves.

Jakob Bartels made 11 saves for Bethel (1-3).

The Yellowjackets, who improved to 3-1, host North Central at 2 p.m. Saturday and Carthage College at 11 a.m. Sunday.

 

Women’s soccer

UWS allowed a penalty-kick goal in the first overtime to fall 2-1 to UW-River Falls in a nonconference game Wednesday in Superior.

The Yellowjackets (0-3) took an early lead when Britt Zieroth scored just 1:34 into the contest.

The Falcons rallied back in the final 10 minutes when Lizzy Bruder scored at 81:03 to even matters at 1-1. In overtime, Abby Soderholm scored from the penalty spot to give River Falls the victory.

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UWS goalkeeper Bailey Henderson made seven saves in the loss. Erica Cimochowski picked up the win with four saves for the Falcons (2-1).

UWS hosts North Central at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.

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