Yellowjackets report: UWS stays unbeaten in conference play with shutout of North Central
Holmquist and Cloquet's Mattson lead the way as Yellowjackets close in on the UMAC regular-season title.
Mya Holmquist and Brenna Mattson of Cloquet scored two goals apiece to lead Wisconsin-Superior to a 6-0 UMAC shutout over North Central in a makeup women’s soccer match Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, at Elliot Park Field in Minneapolis.
Niya Wilson of Superior added two assists and Morgan Philliber and Jenna Lang combined on the three-save shutout as UWS (14-3-1 overall, 11-0-1 UMAC) stayed unbeaten in conference play.
Arien Fritts had 20 saves for North Central (2-12-2, 1-9-2).
UWS maintains its conference lead over Northwestern (10-5-1, 10-1-1). The Yellowjackets close the regular season at Minnesota-Morris at 1 p.m. Friday and against Crown at 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota.
UWS starts fast but falls 3-1 in nonconference action
Lexie Nelson had 34 set assists and seven blocks as Wisconsin-Stout overcame a first-set deficit to down Wisconsin-Superior 21-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25-19 in nonconference volleyball Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, before 130 at Mertz Mortorelli Gym in Superior.
Jessica Barr and Sidney Hoverman combined on 25 kills for Stout (14-11).
Alexie Pryd had nine kills and 24 set assists to lead UWS (10-16) while Kaylin Plautz and Maiana Stark added nine kills apiece and Jenna Anderson led all players with 28 digs.
The Yellowjackets return to UMAC action at 7 p.m. Friday against Crown at Mertz Mortorelli Gym.
Yellowjackets picked to finish fifth
Wisconsin-Superior is picked to finish fifth in the UMAC Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021.
Bethany Lutheran was a unanimous pick atop the poll as the Vikings are expected to earn a third consecutive title with 49 points, followed by Northwestern (41 points), North Central (36), Minnesota-Morris (31) and UWS (27).
The Yellowjackets return all but one starter from last year including leading scorers Kaija Davies and Kaelyn Christian. Both were All-UMAC selections last season averaging more than 12 points per game.