Football Runs Over Finlandia
With 595 yards of total offense and 355 on the ground, the Pointers football team rolled past Finlandia 77-6 on Sept. 26.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point football team had eight different players score touchdowns as running backs DeJuan Wright, Britton Vernon and wide receiver Jerry Williams each scored twice. Junior running back, Christian Almonte, led the ground attack with 97 yards on six carries for one touchdown.
Through the passing game, junior quarterback Kyle Larson threw 7 of 12 for 154 yards, achieving a touchdown and an interception. On defense, UWSP held Finlandia to 152 yards as sophomore defensive back Blake Lehman and junior defensive lineman Adam Wachowiak led the team in tackles with seven.
UWSP next plays against UW-Eau Claire in its conference opener in the annual homecoming game on Oct.3 at Goerke Field.
Soccer Goes 0-2
UWSP soccer went 0-2 over the weekend with losses to UW-Whitewater and North Park.
On Sept. 26, the Pointers gave up three goals in the first 15 minutes and were never able to recover. The Pointers only had six shots with one on goal from junior forward Abbie Ullrich.
The next day, UWSP traveled to North Park and came up short in the last seven minutes as North Park broke a 1-1 tie for the win. Freshman midfielder Kayla Huber scored the lone goal for UWSP, even though the Pointers outshot the Vikings 18-9 in the game with six shots on goal.
The Pointers travel to Carroll University Sept. 30 for the next game.
Volleyball Rebounds Again After Loss
The Pointers volleyball team resumed play after a weekend with two losses, beginning with a five-set win over Augustana on Sept. 25 at the Elmhurst Invitational.
UWSP closed the win, scoring the last seven of nine points to win the match. Junior defensive specialist Marie Krengel recorded her first doube-digit kill game with 10, including four late in the match.
The following day, UWSP played two games and for the first time all season it lost to Wheaton. In the loss, junior outside hitter Kelly Cefalu led in kills. The next game, UWSP defeated 16th ranked Elmhurst for the second time this season 3-1. The Pointers had 11 blocks and hit a percentage of .214. Krengel recorded another career-high in kills with 14, hitting a .522 percentage to lead the Pointers, while freshman setter Brittany Laffin added 41 assists.
UWSP travels to UW-Whitewater on Sept. 30 for its next game.
Tennis Loses in Doubleheader
UWSP tennis fell at home in doubleheader action Sept. 26 to Bethel and Lawrence.
Bethel beat the Pointers 8-1 with the lone UWSP win coming from junior Emily Kleist at second singles. In a close match, Lawrence came out victorious 5-4. UWSP received points from doubles pair of Kaylee Roberts and Frances Weiss, while Nicole Thorson and Jordan Tyjeski won in singles competition.
The team will play UW-Whitewater on Sept. 30.