UWSP Sports Have an Up and Down Week
Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

UWSP Sports Have an Up and Down Week

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

The Pointers women’s hockey team was the lone UWSP team to not lose during the week. On Nov. 25 the Pointers defeated Marian University 3-0. UWSP led offensively with 48 shots on net and goals from forwards Rachel Reynard, Hannah Smith and Emily Lester. On the defensive side, UWSP went three for three on penalty kills, and goaltender Janna Beilke-Skoug had 18 saves. UWSP plays home games with WIAC foe UW-Eau Claire on Dec. 5 and 6.

MEN’S HOCKEY

On the ice, the UWSP men’s hockey team got revenge over third ranked Adrian College on Nov. 29 with a 6-3 win. Both teams ranked in the top 10, split two games this season as Adrian won on Nov. 22, 6-4. At Adrian, UWSP was led by senior defenseman Kevin Gibson who scored a goal and added an assist. Forwards Garrett Ladd, Alex Brooks, Joe Kalisz, Kyle Sharkey and Evan Dixon each scored a goal, while goaltender Brandon Jaeger made 24 saves. The following day, UWSP played an exhibition game against the U.S. National Under-18 Team and lost 5-2. UWSP had an early 1-0 lead from a goal by Scott Henegar, but USA scored three unanswered goals. Jaeger recorded 33 saves on 38 shots. The Pointers rose in the rankings to number five and will host UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout on Dec. 5 and 6.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

The women’s basketball team started the week with a 67-52 win at Lakeland College on Nov. 25. Senior forward Kaitlyn Jacobs led the way scoring career-highs with 17 points and seven assists. UWSP had a 4-3 lead in the first two minutes and never lost it as UWSP thwarted every Lakeland comeback attempt. Freshman guard Mickey Roland added 11 points off the bench, as well as guard Lexi Roland who tallied eight. On Nov. 30, UWSP traveled to St. Thomas, ranked number 11, where the Pointers lost to the Tommies 60-52. UWSP nearly erased a 15 point deficit getting the score to 53-52 with three minutes left, but were held scoreless the rest of the game. UWSP was led off the bench by junior forward Allie Miceli who scored 13 points and added seven rebounds. With a 3-3 record, UWSP traveled to Eau Claire
on Dec. 3 to open WIAC play.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point men’s basketball team had two tough games against Edgewood and North Central College. On Nov. 25, UWSP defeated the Eagles 69-60 in overtime. It was a roller coaster game for the Pointers who blew two double-digit leads, and the Eagles hit a three-point shot as time expired to send the game into overtime. In overtime, The Pointers outscored the Eagles 11-2. Senior forwards Alex Richard and Jordan Lutz led the way as Richard scored a game-high 25 points, while Lutz had 13. On Nov. 29, UWSP hosted North Central where the Pointers fell 63-56. UWSP was down 32-15 at halftime but fought back to within five points North Central. Senior forward Joe Ritchay led scoring with 21 points, along with Lutz adding nine points. UWSP is currently 3-2 heading into their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener against UW-Eau Claire on Dec. 3.

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