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Yellowjackets report: UWS one win away from men's soccer crown

UWS routed Minnesota Morris at home on Friday.

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Wisconsin-Superior finds itself one victory away from an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship after a 6-0 rout of Minnesota Morris on Friday, Oct. 28 at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

The Yellowjackets (13-3-2, 10-1-2 UMAC) will earn the regular-season title and the top seed in the league tournament next week with a win on Saturday vs. Crown, regardless of the result for second-place Bethany Lutheran.

UWS controlled Friday's match from the outset, taking a 2-0 lead by the nine-minute mark on goals from Blake Perry and Mackie Ringrose. Gavin Watkinson added one more before the half, and the Yellowjackets scored three more times after the break, all of them assisted by Aar Shartin-Folkert. Ryan Tomsche (Cloquet-Esko-Carlton) and Jake Kidd (Superior) were among the UWS scorers.

Patrick Sessions and Alex Paredes split time in net for UWS, which had a 33-1 advantage in shot attempts, 14-1 in shots on target.

The Yellowjackets' regular season finale vs. the Polars kicks off at 4:30 p.m.

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WOMEN'S SOCCER

Yellowjackets take down Cougars

Mya Holmquist scored twice for Wisconsin-Superior in a 3-1 defeat of Minnesota Morris at NBC Spartan Sports Complex.

The Yellowjackets took the lead early, as Duluth Denfeld alumna found the back of the net just 4:22 into the game. Holmquist followed up with goals in the 27th and 39th minutes as UWS dominated play with a 15-1 advantage in shot attempts and 9-1 in shots on target.

UMM gained a little more parity in the second half but only managed one goal, from Kim Peters, in the 77th minute.

Jenna Lang made four saves for UWS (11-3-4, 11-0-1), which will complete its regular season on Saturday vs. Crown.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY

Yellowjackets blank Lawrence in opener

A pair of goals from Lucy Drougas helped Wisconsin-Superior win its women's hockey season opener 5-0 on Friday at Lawrence.

The teams were deadlocked until about the halfway point, when Jada LeBlanc scored first at the 9:27 mark of the second period. Drougas scored her first of the game at 15:07 and the Yellowjackets added three more goals in the third period.

The UWS defense kept it clean in front of goaltender Rose Beeman, who only needed to make six of her 17 saves in the last 40 minutes to earn her second collegiate shutout.

The teams meet again on Saturday in Appleton, Wisconsin.

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VOLLEYBALL

Morris sweeps regular season finale

Minnesota Morris swept Wisconsin-Superior 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-21) on Friday in Morris, Minnesota, five days before the teams play for keeps in the UMAC tournament semifinals in Superior on Wednesday.

The Cougars had a huge night offensively, with at least 14 kills in each set and a hitting percentage of .297. UWS, meanwhile, had only 10 kills over the first two sets and hit .075.

Cassy Teff led all players with 11 kills and added seven assists and seven digs. Jenna Anderson was UWS's dig leader with 16, while Colleen Claude posted 14 assists.

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