UWSP Athletics Start with Wins and High Scoring

Football team loses to Abion College

The football season kicked into high gear for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as the Pointers fell to Albion College 65-52.

The 117 point game was the highest scoring game in school history. With a 45-44 lead in the fourth quarter, UWSP could not hold the position as the Britons scored 21 unanswered points for the win. Wright_color_Jack McLaughlin, actionpointphoto.com 2

Junior Quarterback Kyle Larson and Matt Sosinsky, senior wide receiver, led the offense with 540 yards. Larson threw for 389 yards and five touchdowns, which were career highs. He also had three interceptions. Sosinsky caught nine passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns, which were also career highs.

On the ground, Running Back De’Juan Wright ran 18 times for 119 yards, gaining two touchdowns. Junior Defensive Back Deion Jones led UWSP with nine tackles. After a bye week, the Pointers face Coe College on Sept. 19 in UWSP’s home opener, which is the annual Pink Game and Spud Bowl.

Volleyball team starts strong

Ranked No. 7 in the nation, the Pointers volleyball team began the season with four straight wins at the Ground Round Sugar Loaf Classic in Winona.

All four wins were 3-0 sweeps, which the Pointers have done 26 times in their last 35 wins. Senior Middle Blocker Emma Brunkhorst and Brittany Laffin, freshman setter, were named to the All-Tournament team. Brunkhorst averaged 3.42 kills and hit .360 a set, while Laffin averaged 12.08 assists a set.

The Pointers return to action Sept. 11-12, hosting the UWSP Invitational.

Soccer team wins first home game

After opening the season with a loss at St. Thomas, the women’s soccer team defeated Concordia-Chicago 2-1 on Sept. 4 in the Pointers home opener.

Forwards Sarah Meylor and Kelsey Schneider each tallied a goal leading the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to victory. Senior goaltender Kristen Churkey made four saves in net. The win was the first under new head coach Dawn Crow.

The following day, UWSP traveled to face Macalester where the Pointers fell 1-0. UWSP was held to one shot on goal, while Macalester scored the lone goal with six shots on net. The team travels to the University of Chicago on Sept.9 for its next game.

Tennis team opens with wins 

The UWSP tennis team opened the season with two wins over Wisconsin Lutheran and Alverno on Sept.6.

UWSP defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 8-1 with wins in singles and doubles competition from juniors Katelyn Asfeld, Emily Kleist, sophomore Nicole Thorson and freshman Jordan Tyjeski. Winning 6-3 against Alverno, the Pointers swept doubles competition. Tyjeski added two more wins and is now 4-0 starting her college career.

UWSP plays next at St. Norbert College on Sept. 10.

 

Marty Kauffman

Sports Editor

mkauf036@uwsp.edu

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