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Yellowjackets report: Win gives UWS women's soccer commanding UMAC lead

The Yellowjackets top the league by six points, or the equivalent of two full games, after only six of 14 UMAC contests.

UW-Superior’s Kamryn Hill (3) is congratulated by her teammates Ava Giswold (2) and Mya Holmquist (7) after her second goal of the first half
UW-Superior’s Kamryn Hill (3) is congratulated by teammates Ava Giswold (2) and Mya Holmquist (7) after her second goal of the first half during the Yellowjackets' match with Northwestern at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram
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DULUTH — An early brace of goals scored by Wisconsin-Superior's Kamryn Hill proved enough for the Yellowjackets to claim a 2-0 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference women's soccer victory over Northwestern on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

In a matchup between the first- and second-place teams in the league standings going into Wednesday, the Duluth Denfeld alumna scored in the 11th and 21st minutes to reach seven tallies for the season. Combined with a five-save performance by goalkeeper Jenna Lang, UWS now finds itself in an enviable position in the league: six points, or two full games, ahead of the field with less than half (six of 14) of the league schedule played.

UW-Superior’s Mya Holmquist (7) runs through Northwestern’s Miciah Renn (16) as she moves the ball up the field
UW-Superior’s Mya Holmquist (7) runs through Northwestern’s Miciah Renn (16) as she moves the ball up the field in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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Hill's first goal was the culmination of a flowing attack from Lindsey Schendel by way of Mya Holmquist, with the latter's cross from the near side finding Hill open in the penalty area. About 10 minutes later, UWS struck again as Hill poked in a long ball that had taken a high bounce.

Lang faced a challenge from the visiting Eagles but stood fast for her eighth career clean sheet, her fourth of the season and her second in a row.

UWS (6-3-2, 6-0-0 UMAC) will try to build on its lead in the league with a home game against last-place North Central on Saturday.

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UW-Superior’s Mackie Ringrose (10) gets around Northwestern’s Tim DeLoye (4) on his way to scoring a goal
UW-Superior’s Mackie Ringrose (10) gets around Northwestern’s Tim DeLoye (4) on his way to scoring a goal in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

MEN'S SOCCER

Yellowjackets edge Northwestern

Blake Perry's goal in the second half swung a close UMAC men's soccer match in favor of the hosts, Wisconsin-Superior, in a 2-1 home victory over Northwestern at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Tim DeLoye equalized for the Eagles just a minute after the halftime break, but Perry struck in the 66th minute for his team-leading 11th goal of the 2022 season.

UWS kept Northwestern from generating a shot of any sort until DeLoye forced UWS goalkeeper Alex Paredes to make a save with just seven seconds remaining in the half. For the game, UWS had 19 attempts, seven on target, and Northwestern had eight shots, three on target.

Mackie Ringrose scored the game's other goal, in the 20th minute, for the Yellowjackets (7-2-1, 5-0-1 UMAC), who will host North Central on Saturday night.

UW-Superior’s Jake Kidd (34) gets around a Northwestern defender
UW-Superior’s Jake Kidd (34) gets around a Northwestern defender in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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UW-Superior’s Kamryn Hill (3) gets control of the ball before scoring her first goal of the game
UW-Superior’s Kamryn Hill (3) gets control of the ball before scoring her first goal of the game in the first half of the Yellowjackets match with Northwestern at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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UW-Superior’s Allison Alessi (15) passes the ball up field in front of Northwestern’s Elle Bush (7)
UW-Superior’s Allison Alessi (15) passes the ball up field in front of Northwestern’s Elle Bush (7) in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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UW-Superior’s Noah Benson (21) heads the ball up field in front of Northwestern’s Aaron Hill (17)
UW-Superior’s Noah Benson (21) heads the ball up field in front of Northwestern’s Aaron Hill (17) in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
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UW-Superior’s Freddy Watson (32) leaps by a Northwestern defender
UW-Superior’s Freddy Watson (32) leaps by a Northwestern defender as he heads the ball ahead in the first half of the match at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

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