Volleyball 4-0 in Pointer Invitational
Ranked sixth in the nation, the Pointers volleyball team remains unbeaten, after winning four games, including three sweeps, in the Pointer Invitational.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point defeated Hamline in it’s first match-up 3-0 as senior Emma Brunkhorst and sophomores Bella Nelson and Ellen Drewry each tallied eight kills. Defensively, UWSP kept Hamline to an attack percentage of .032.
UWSP then defeated John Carroll 3-2 in comeback fashion. Down 9-7, the Pointers scored six unanswered points on the way to victory.
With 14 kills, Brunkhorst led UWSP even though freshman setter Brittany Laffin added 48 assists and 22 digs, which were both career highs.
The second day of the invitational resulted in two-straight sweeps for UWSP. Against Bethel, Drewry recorded a match-high 12 kills, and senior Hanna Picel had 26 digs leading the defense. In the match versus Concordia-Moorhead, Brunkhorst recorded 11 kills with an attack percentage of .556, while defensively UWSP held Concordia-Moorhead to a .034 attack percentage.
Soccer Wins in Double Overtime
With four minutes left in a second overtime, Jillian Ross, senior forward, scored the lone goal for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in a 1-0 win over Edgewood College.
The Pointers offense had many opportunities with 16 shots and 10 on goal. Elise Thuot, freshman defender, recorded an assist on Ross’s goal, and Goaltender Kristen Churkey made four saves. UWSP improves to 2-3-0 and play next at Lawrence University on Sept. 16.
Cross Country Teams Compete at Ken Weidt Classic
Both of UWSP’s cross country teams competed at the Ken Weidt Classic in Mequon on Sept. 12.
The men’s team placed first and women’s finished second. The first-place finish, out 16 for the men’s team, was paced by Lukas Johnston, who finished first with a time of 26:36.5, while junior Neil Pederson placed second, four seconds behind Johnston.
On the women’s side, senior Holly Winberg finished third overall, leading UWSP and posting a time of 23:48.0. Katherine Larson finished 11th overall running a time of 24:36.3 and sophomore Emily Schlebecker finished 13th overall at 24:49.7.
Women’s Tennis Beats M.S.O.E.
UWSP women’s tennis team defeated the Milwaukee School of Engineering 7-2 on Sept.12.
The Pointer win was powered by five straight-set singles victories and a pair of doubles wins. Sophomores Nicole Thorson and Abbey Johnson each recorded wins in singles and doubles competitions.
Thorson, playing number one singles, also recorded her career win with a pair of 6-2 wins. Along with Thorson, Juniors Emily Kleist, Frances Weiss and Freshman Jordan Tyjeski added singles wins.
UWSP begins conference play on Sept. 19 at UW-Oshkosh.