Soccer Falls in Overtime
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point soccer team recently fell to Viterbo University in overtime 2-1.
Down 1-0, the Pointers tied the game at the 83rd minute from a goal by senior forward Jillian Ross on senior day. In the game, UWSP was outshot 26-6 in shots and 10-3 shots on goal. Goalkeeper Kristin Churkey made eight saves in the loss.
With its standings at 3-14, UWSP next plays at UW-Lacrosse on Oct. 28.
Men’s Cross Country Defeats UW-Oshkosh
Ranked eleventh in the country, the UWSP men’s cross country team defeated UW-Oshkosh in a head-to-head match.
The Pointers were led by freshman Robert Lutz who finished first with a time of 27:18 and Jed Dodge who placed fourth at 27:40. Freshman Eric Zuengler finished fifth at 27:47, and freshman Max Zeitler placed sixth at 27:48.
The women’s team finished third in its meet.
Senior Bailey Matthys posted the Pointers best finish at fifth place with a time of 26:26. Senior Aryn DeGrave finished eighth at 26:44, and Jenny Linquist placed twelfth at 27:21.
Swimming Season Begins
The UWSP men’s and women’s swim teams began their seasons at a tri-dual at St. Cloud State over the weekend. The men went 1-1, and the women were 0-2.
On the men’s side, sophomore Caleb Miller won the 1,000-yard freestyle at 10:21.47 and finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke at 2:17.70. Freshman Nate Somers won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:00.87, while junior Sam Jekel won the 100-yard butterfly at 51.93.
For women, senior Amanda Walker won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:59.30.
Walker was also part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team along with Erica Perkins, Gemma Pillsbury and Kassie Yeazel. They won with a time of 3:45.71.
The swim teams next compete at home on Nov. 14.
Tennis Places Fourth at WIAC Championship
UWSP women’s tennis finished in a tie for fourth place at the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship.
Junior Katelyn Asfeld, playing number one singles, led the Pointers with a third-place finish helping the Pointers by winning two of three matches. Junior Emily Kleist placed fourth at number two singles, while sophomore Nicole Thorson finished sixth at third singles. Freshman Jordan Tyjeski finished fourth at fifth singles.