Sports Briefs: September 12, 2017
Junior Olivia Bohnert. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Sports Briefs: September 12, 2017

Football Team Claims Victory in Michigan

Stevens Point took care of business on Saturday night, beating Albion College 33-19.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Quarterback Ryan Swigart threw for 326 yards on 31 attempts, while backup quarterback Matt Urmanski threw for 40 yards on four attempts and added a rushing touchdown.

Two of the Pointer receivers broke the 100-yard mark during the game. Steve Herra and Jerry Williams combined for 262 yards and three touchdowns.

Zach Bosek led Point’s rushing attack with 87 yards on 15 attempts and a touchdown.

On defense, Kevin Sanchez led the team with eight tackles, while teammate Logan Strang had the lone sack of the game during the third quarter.

The Pointers did not get on the scoreboard in the first period, but Urmanski and Williams scored on back to back drives to start the second quarter and give UWSP a 14-3 lead at halftime.

Stevens Point trailed heading into the fourth quarter after giving up two touchdowns to Albion in the third. UWSP responded by scoring a touchdown on three straight possessions to start the final quarter.

Bosek, Williams and Herra were responsible for scoring the last three touchdowns to secure the road victory for the Pointers.

Pointer football returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 23, when the team will host Adrian College in the annual Spud Bowl. Kickoff is slated for 4:00 p.m.


Women’s Soccer Holds Winning Record Heading into Third Week

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point soccer fell to Macalester College on Friday, but finished the weekend with a victory over Illinois Institute of Technology.

The Pointers lost to Macalester in overtime by a score of 1-0.

Goal keeper Sarah Peplinski had seven saves in the match.

Senior Megan Rocole. Photo by Ross Vetterkind.

Senior Megan Rocole. Photo by Ross Vetterkind.

UWSP rebounded with a home win over IIT by a score of 3-0.

Amanda Maestas scored a goal just before half-time to give the Pointers the lead. Francesca Hamilton scored twice in the second half and was assisted by Maddy Hardyman on both goals.

Peplinski added two saves during the match to bring her season total to 23.

Pointer women’s soccer returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 13, as they head to Appleton to take on Lawrence University. The match is set to start at 4:30 p.m.

 

Women’s Volleyball Finds Success at Home Invitational

Pointers volleyball reigned victorious in three out of four games at their home invitational Friday and Saturday. Stevens Point also left victorious on a road trip to Lakeland University.

The Pointers started the week with a series sweep of matches against Lakeland by a score of 3-0.

UWSP match leaders against Lakeland included: April Gehl (13 kills), Maddie Courter (2 aces and 3 blocks), Delaney McCreary (15 assists) and Kendra Kundinger (29 digs).

Stevens Point came home on Friday to host Ripon College in game one of the UW-Stevens Point invitational and swept the series of matches against Ripon by a score of 3-0.

Point match leader against Ripon included: Kelly Magliano (13 kills and 2 blocks), Morgan Wirkus (4 aces), Abby Majercik (23 assists) and Kundinger (13 kills).

The Pointers knocked off undefeated Bethel University in game two with another match series sweep, 3-0.

Stevens Point match leaders included: Wirkus (12 kills and 2 aces), Courter (3 blocks), McCreary (21 assists) and Kundinger (17 digs).

UWSP fell to Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday by a score of 3-1.

Point match leaders included: Gehl (12 kills and 6 blocks), Kundinger, McCreary and Ali Zamzow (1 ace each), McCreary (13 assists) and Kundinger (16 digs).

Celebrating after scoring a point. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Celebrating after scoring a point. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Stevens Point ended the invitational with a 3-1 series win over Millikin University

Match leaders for the Pointers included: Gehl (15 kills), Wirkus (6 aces), Gehl, Courter and Tara Emme (4 blocks each) and McCreary (16 assists and 14 digs).

Pointer Women’s volleyball returns to action Wednesday, Sept. 13, as they head to Oshkosh for the Oshkosh Quad. The Pointers will head back on the road on Friday, Sept. 15, to travel to River Falls for the UW-River Falls invitational.


Women’s Tennis Splits Season Opener

Point topped North Park University on Sunday before falling to Carrol University.

The Pointers took down North Park 5-4.

Erin Lemmer, Anna Dobbe and Elizabeth Wilichowsk won their single matches as UWSP, collectively, took three of the five matches.

Kaylee Roberts with Emily Kleist and Elizabeth Wilichowsk with Anna Dobbe won their respective doubles matches to help Point claim two of the three matches.

The second match of the day yielded much different results.

Anna Dobbe and Elizabeth Wilichowsk won their singles matches, but Stevens Point dropped four of the six matches.

The tennis team gathers on the court. Photo courtesy of Erin Lemmer.

The tennis team gathers on the court. Photo courtesy of Erin Lemmer.

UWSP lost all three doubles matches to Carrol.

Pointer women’s tennis returns to action on Friday, Sept. 15, when they travel to Menomonie to take on UW-Stout. Match time is set at 4:00 p.m.

 

Kevin Bargender

Sports Editor

Kbarg079@uwsp.edu

About Kevin Bargender

Kevin Bargender
New sports editor for the Pointer and communication major with a minor in business administration. You can reach me by e-mail at: kbarg079@uwsp.edu or call/text me at: 715-650-7544

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