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Yellowjackets report: Yellowjackets break out in third period, beat River Falls

UWS takes over the WIAC men's hockey lead with the win.
UW-Superior goalie Myles Hektor (35) stops UW-River Falls’ Noah Roofe (10) at point blank range in the second period as Jonny Pace (15) and Bradley Stonnell (9) get in on the play at Wessman Arena on Friday evening, Dec. 3, 2021, in Superior. Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Wisconsin-Superior got all the goals it needed in a six-minute stretch of the third period, defeating Wisconsin-River Falls 2-1 in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Friday at Wessman Arena.

Bradley Stonnell broke open a scoreless game with his goal at 7:56 of the third, with Dylan Johnson (Cloquet-Esko-Carlton) earning the primary assist. Zach Bannister doubled the lead at 13:38, scoring his third goal of the season, from an assist by John Stampohar (Grand Rapids).

The Falcons grabbed a goal shortly after to cut the lead in half but could not earn an equalizer.

Myles Hektor made 15 saves for UWS (5-3, 3-1 WIAC), which took sole possession of the conference lead with the win.

The Yellowjackets hit the road Saturday to play at Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie.



UWS unable to keep up at Wash U

Wisconsin-Superior couldn't generate enough offense in a 66-55 loss to Washington University at St. Louis in the McWilliams Classic on Friday.

The Yellowjackets fell behind 9-0 and spend the day playing catch-up. They got within 13-9 in the first quarter and 30-25 midway through the second, but after falling behind 49-34 at halftime, they were never within single digits in the second half.

UWS went 19-for-49 (38.8 percent) from the field and were led in scoring from Kaelyn Christian with 11 points off the bench. Starting forward Brianna O'Donnell added 10 points for the 'Jackets.

Washington's Maya Arnott and Samantha Weaver had 13 points apiece.

UWS will stick around until Sunday to play Berea after Principia pulled out of the tournament. Washington and Berea will play on Saturday.

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