Sports Briefs 9/27/17

Volleyball

Women’s Volleyball Drops Three of Four on the Road

Stevens Point volleyball fell in three of their four matches and finished week three of their season with an overall record of 14-5.

The Pointers began the week with a conference opener on the road versus UW-Whitewater and dropped the contest, 3-2.

Match leaders for Stevens Point included: April Gehl (15 kills and 4 blocks), Shannah Carter (5 aces), Abby Majercik (21 assists) and Kendra Kundinger (34 digs).

After the conference opener, UWSP took to the road to compete in a conference crossover tournament in Naperville, IL.

Point fell to North Central College, 3-1, in game one of the tournament.

The games ends with congratulations. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

Match leaders for the Pointers included: Morgan Wirkus (14 kills), Lisa Bedessem, Carter and Kundinger (1 ace each), Gehl (6 blocks), Ellie Adams (16 assists) and Kundinger (21 digs).

Stevens Point claimed their lone victory of the tournament by defeating North Park University, 3-1.

Match leaders for UWSP included: Gehl (23 kills and 3 aces), Tarra Emme (5 blocks), Adams (17 assists) and Kundinger (19 digs).

UWSP finished the tournament with a loss to Augustana College, 3-1.

Match leaders for Point included: Gehl (21 kills), Carter and Wirkus (2 aces each), Magliano (6 blocks), Delaney McCreary (21 assists) and Kundinger (25 digs.)

Pointers volleyball returns to the court on Wednesday, Sept. 27, as they host UW-Stout. The match begins at 7 p.m.

 

Football

Williams Scores Three Times to Help Point Win Spud Bowl

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point ended their non-conference slate with a victory over Adrian College, 41-28, on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Senior Wide Receiver Jerry Williams hauled in 4 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Steve Herra added two more scores for 73 yards and passed for another score as he found Williams for a 75-yard touchdown.

After throwing an early first quarter touchdown pass, quarterback Ryan Swigart left the game with an injury and did not return.

Sophomore quarterback Matt Urmanski replaced Swigart and completed 13 of 22 pass attempts with 4 of his completions resulting in touchdowns.

Freshmen running back Zach Bosek led the rushing attack for the Pointers with 132 yards on 22 attempts.

Photo by Ross Vetterkind

The Pointers and the Bulldogs traded touchdowns throughout the first half as UWSP headed into the intermission with a 7 point lead, 28-21.

Stevens Point broke the game open in the fourth quarter with touchdown passes from Urmanski to Williams and wide receiver Dylon Iverson to help claim the win.

UWSP football returns to the field on Saturday, Sept. 30 as they host UW-La Crosse in the annual Pink Game. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

 

Soccer

Hamilton Scores Twice to Lead Pointers over North Central

Stevens Point held on for the road win, 3-2, on Saturday, Sept. 23, over North Central College. The Pointers extended their win streak to four games with the victory.

Point’s Freshman Francesca Hamilton sparked the offense with two goals in less than a three-minute span, early in the first half.

Fellow forward Maddy Hardyman assisted Hamilton on the first goal, while Hamilton took care of the second goal by herself.

Hamilton has now scored eight goals on the season, leading the team.

Hardyman leads the team in assists with four.

With less than 15 minutes until halftime, freshman defender Meaghan Ambelang scored what proved to be the deciding goal in the match.

Going into halftime, the Pointers led, 3-0, but gave up two goals later in the match.

Junior Olivia Bohnert. Photo by Ross Vetterkind

A strong defensive effort from UWSP helped preserve the narrow victory over North Central.

UWSP soccer returns to the field on Wednesday, Sept. 27, as they travel to take on Carthage College in Kenosha. The match is set to begin at 4:30 p.m.

 

Tennis

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Weekend

UWSP Soccer defeated both Lawrence University and the Milwaukee School of Engineering on Sunday, Sept. 24 in Stevens Point.

Stevens Point beat Lawrence, 7-2, in game one. The Pointers took four of six singles matches as Erin Lemmer, Anna Dobbe, Elizabeth Wilichowsk and Kaylee Roberts each won their match.

Point swept the doubles matches with winning pairs consisting of: Lemmer with Abbey Johnson, Emily Kleist with Roberts and Wilichowsk with Dobbe.

Photo courtesy of UWSP Athletics.

The Pointers swept all matches against the Milwaukee School of Engineering, with a winning score of 9-0.

Winners of the singles matches included: Kleist, Lemmer, Johnson, Dobbe, Willichowsk and Roberts.

Winning pairs of the doubles matches consisted of: Lemmer with Johnson, Dobbe with Kleist and Willichowsk with Roberts.

UWSP returns to the court on Wednesday, Sept. 27, to host UW-Whitewater. The matches start at 3:30 p.m.

 

Cross Country Dominant at Brissman-Lundeen Invitational

The women’s cross-country team finished first, while the men’s team finished third in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday, Sept. 22.

Races were shortened due to the immense weekend heat.

The top three finishers for the Pointers women’s team included: Emily Schlebecker (third), Kara Hoier (fourth) and Bailey Wolf (fifth).

The top three finishers for the Pointers Men’s team included: Joey Deboer (sixth), Doug Hollett (tenth) and Nate Silvey (twenty-second).

UWSP cross country heads back on the road for the Dan Huston Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Rock Island, IL.

 

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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