Football defeats UW-Lacrosse
Senior defensive end Aaron Karlen’s big day led the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to a 31-3 win over UW-Lacrosse on Oct. 31.
Karlen led with 12 tackles, with 7.5 being for a loss, and a career-high four sacks.
Defensively, UWSP held the Eagles to 143 yards of total offense, recorded eight sacks and forced seven three-and-outs and two turnovers, including an interception by senior defensive back Michael Longmeyer. Longmeyer now leads the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with four interceptions.
Offensively, UWSP had two different quarterbacks throw four touchdowns and only two wide receivers had receptions.
Freshman Cooper Kerner threw 7 of 10 for 162 yards and a touchdown, while Ryan Swigart added a touchdown pass. Receiving, senior Matt Sosinsky had seven receptions for 148 yards and a 66-yard touchdown. Junior wide receiver Jared Pankow made four catches for 31 yards with a touchdown.
UWSP next plays at UW-Stout on Nov. 7.
Cross Country Competes at Conference Championships
UWSP cross country teams competed at the WIAC Championships on Oct. 31 where the men placed fifth and the women finished sixth.
For the men it was the team’s best finish since 2012. The team was led by junior Neil Pederson, who finished ninth at 25:51, junior Dane Tyler placed 12th at 25:56 and sophomore Alex Richardson finished 26th at 26:28.
On the women’s side, senior Holly Winberg placed 26th with a time of 23:38. Sophomore Emily Schlebecker placed 38th at 24:24, and freshman Katherine Larson finished a second behind to place 39th.
Soccer Season Comes to an End
Playing in a win-and-in scenario for a spot in the WIAC Championship, the UWSP soccer team’s season ended in a 4-1 loss at UW-River Falls.
After a scoreless first half, UWSP fell behind 2-0 until freshman midfielder Kayla Huber scored her fourth goal of the season tying for the team lead. River Falls added two more goals to preserve the win.
With the loss UWSP ends with a record of 4-15.
Volleyball Sweeps River Falls
On Senior Day, UWSP swept UW-River Falls as sophomore Ellen Drewry scored a team-high 14 kills with a hit percentage of .565.
Junior Gabby Thomas added 9 kills, and senior Emma Brunkhorst tallied 8 kills. Freshman Brittany Laffin recorded 32 assists, while senior Hannah Picel had 23 digs.
UWSP had a team percentage of .309.
Defensively, UWSP held the Falcons to a .169 hitting percentage.
With the win, UWSP secured a spot in the WIAC Tournament as the fifth seed. The team travels to fourth seed UW-Eau Claire on Nov.3.
Men’s Hockey Begins Season
Coming to the season ranked number two in the country, UWSP men’s hockey came out firing and scored 16 goals in two games.
For the first game, UWSP defeated Aurora on the road 7-3 with four goals in the second period and 61 shots on net in the game.
Ten Pointers recorded a point. Senior forwards Joe Kalisz and Alex Kromm, junior forwards Lawrence Cornellier and Eliot Grauer and defenseman Nathan Harris all scored two points.
The next day, UWSP defeated Lawrence 9-1 scoring four goals in the first period.
Once again scoring came from Kalisz, Cornellier and Grauer, while junior forward Kyle Sharkey added two power-play goals. After two games both Kalisz and Cornellier led the team with three goals each.
UWSP next plays at home on Nov. 6 against Gustavus Adolphus.
Women’s Hockey Sweeps St. Olaf
A pair of wins with a one goal difference has the UWSP women’s hockey team at 2-0 to start its season.
In the first game, the Pointers scored two goals in the third period to win. Senior forward Hailey Rock scored shorthanded, and junior forward Meredith Ingbretson added a goal.
In net, sophomore Lisa Fowle made 29 saves on 30 shots for her first win.
The next game, UWSP won 5-4 in overtime to complete the sweep.
Freshman Logan Harper scored the game-winner for her first goal of the season, while Emily Lester had two goals in the game. Starting in her first game as a Pointer, freshman goaltender Sydney Conley made 23 saves for her first career win.
UWSP next plays Concordia-Moorhead in a two-game series at home starting on Nov.6.