Yellowjackets report: UWS men win UMAC golf championship
The Yellowjackets erased a 13-stroke deficit going into the final round.
Wisconsin-Superior put together a team score of 318 on Saturday, Oct. 8, the third of three days in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference men's golf championship and edged Northwestern by two strokes for the league crown.
UWS entered the day 13 shots behind the Eagles at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minnesota, but came home with two of the four rounds in the 70s on the day. Charles Martin had the second-lowest round of the day, a 4-over 76 that included an eagle on No. 7, while teammate Cody Stanisich (Eveleth-Gilbert) shot a 79. Ian Bundy threw in an 80. The results gave UWS a three-day team total of 959 to Northwestern's 961.
Brady Raph of Minnesota Morris had or shared the lowest score in all three rounds to earn medalist honors with a 5-over 221. Martin tied for third at 236, Stanisich was solo fifth with 238 and Nate Burke (Duluth Denfeld) of UWS finished ninth.
The victory qualifies UWS for the NCAA Division III men's golf championship, to take place in Kentucky in May 2023.
UWS finished fifth in the women's meet with a three-day team total of 1,186. The Yellowjackets' Bryce Burris was fifth individually at 270.
Minnesota Morris (1,097) won the team title by two strokes ahead of Northwestern with Maddy Bloedel (258) taking individual honors.
Fourth-ranked Eagles dismiss Yellowjackets
Northwestern showed why it is ranked fourth in the country in Division III, rolling to a 3-0 (25-14, 27-25, 25-14) sweep on Saturday in the first meeting of the top two teams in the UMAC volleyball standings.
Northwestern hit .336 as a team in the match, committing only 10 attack errors. They achieved a .457 in the first set and a .400 in the third.
In the second set, UWS fought off two set points and then took a 25-24 lead but the Eagles won each of the next three points.
For UWS, which hit .117 for the match, Alexie Pryd and Cassy Teff had seven kills apiece. Teff and Colleen Claude both finished with 12 assists. Jenna Anderson had a match-best 16 digs, with Teff and Pryd contributing nine apiece.
UWS (10-9, 6-1 UMAC) hosts Northland in UMAC play on Tuesday night.
Yellowjackets jump all over Rams
Saturday's UMAC rout of North Central had a distinctly local flavor as Tori Vosburg (Esko) and Ava Giswold (Proctor) scored two goals apiece and Emma Fornengo (Superior) added another in an 8-0 win at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
The victory was UWS's largest since 2012 and included a 43-2 advantage in shots, 18-0 in shots on target.
Vosburg's first goal came just 15 seconds after the opening kickoff. Giswold scored in the 19th minute. Both had yet to score this season.
The Yellowjackets poured it on with six goals in the second half.
UWS (7-3-2, 7-0 UMAC) begins the second half of league play on Tuesday night at Northland.
UWS blanks North Central
Wisconsin-Superior kept a tight lid on its defensive third of the field even if the box score didn't show it, outshooting North Central 30-2 and outscoring them 2-0 in a UMAC game on Saturday at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.
Karsten Kietti put the Yellowjackets into the lead in the 19th minute but an avalanche goals matching the difference in offensive attempts was not forthcoming.
Both of the Rams' two efforts for the game were on target, while 14 of the Yellowjackets' were.
A second UWS goal finally came from Blake Perry in the 64th minute, his 11th of the season.
Alex Paredes made both saves for the Yellowjackets (8-2-1, 6-0-1 UMAC), who have won six games in a row by a combined 25-3. UWS plays its third of five consecutive home games on Tuesday vs. Northland.