The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball tournament started off with No. 4 University of Wisconsin-Superior sweeping Bethany Lutheran 3-0 (25-19, 25-12, 25-18) Monday, Nov. 5, in Mertz Mortorelli Gym.

The Yellowjackets put together a dominant performance in front of their home crowd hitting .340 as a team and committing just a total of seven hitting errors. They also compiled five total blocks and recorded four service aces.

Bethany Lutheran took the opening points in each of the first and second sets, but the Yellowjackets responded quickly and went on runs early in each set to set the tone for the remainder of the match.

The Vikings also battled early in the third set holding small leads and remaining even until 14-14 before the 'Jackets went on a 6-0 run to go up 20-14 en route to victory.

Cami Sletta led the UWS attack with 15 kills and hitting .522. Hannah Goggleye added 12 kills and three blocks; Gina Baertsch set up the offense with 20 assists; and Brylee Colligan held down the defense with 15 digs.

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For the Vikings, Megan Rutt and Alexis Morsching each recorded 11 kills; Brittany Sanders had 26 assists; and Veeva Lee picked up a team-high 16 digs.

The Vikings finished their season 11-17.

The Yellowjackets (16-18) will play No. 1 Northwestern in one semifinal Wednesday, Nov. 6, in St. Paul. The other semifinal game is No. 2 Minnesota Morris hosting No. 3 St. Scholastica. Both matches are at 7 p.m.

The winners will play for the tournament championship Saturday, Nov. 9.



UMAC Volleyball Tournament

Monday, Nov. 4

No. 4 UW-Superior 3, No. 5 Bethany Lutheran 0

Wednesday, Nov. 6

No. 4 UW-Superior at No. 1 Northwestern, 7 p.m.
No. 3 St. Scholastica at No. 2 Minn. Morris, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Championship Game

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Men’s soccer

No. 1 UWS will host Martin Luther in one semifinal in the UMAC men’s soccer tournament at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

Martin Luther advanced with a 4-1 win over Northland College on Monday, Nov. 4.

The other semifinal is No. 3 Bethany Lutheran at No. 2 St. Scholastica at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The winners will play at the site of the higher seed on Saturday, Nov. 9.



UMAC Men’s Soccer Tournament

Monday, Nov. 4

Martin Luther 3, Northland 1

Wednesday, Nov. 6

UW-Superior 6, Martin Luther 0
St. Scholastica 3, Bethany Lutheran 0

Saturday Nov. 9

Championship game

St. Scholastica at UW-Superior, 1 p.m.

Women’s soccer

No. 3 UW-Superior will play at No. 2 Northwestern in one UMAC tournament semifinal game at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The other semifinal is JNo. 4 Martin Luther at No. 1 St. Scholastica at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Martin Luther defeated Bethany Luther 2-1 in OT on Monday.

The championship game is Saturday, Nov. 9.



UMAC Women’s Soccer Tournament

Monday, Nov. 4

No. 4 Martin Luther 2, No. 5 Bethany Lutheran 1, OT

Wednesday, Nov. 6

St. Scholastica 2, Martin Luther 0
Northwestern 2, UW-Superior 0

Saturday, Nov. 9

Championship Game

No. 2 Northwestern at No. 1 St. Scholastica, 1 p.m.