Yellowjackets report: Hektor, UWS men blank Blugolds
Both UWS basketball teams lost to Northwestern by the same 62-52 score.
SUPERIOR — Myles Hektor made all 30 saves as Wisconsin-Superior shut out Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3-0 in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's hockey game at Wessman Arena.
The Yellowjackets used their power play to take control of the game, getting tallies from Chad Lopez at 5:04 of the first period and Artur Terchiyev at 1:18 of the second period to take a 2-0 lead.
Zach Bannister added an even-strength goal shortly after to make it 3-0 Yellowjackets, and that ended up closing the book on the scoring for the night.
Terchiyev and Lopez added assists to their goals in Hektor's third shutout of the season.
UWS (11-4-2, 5-2-1 WIAC) and UWEC meet again at Wessman Arena Saturday night.
Bad start dooms Yellowjackets
Wisconsin-Superior spotted host Northwestern the first 14 points of the game in what became a 62-52 loss in Upper Midwest Athletic Conference play on Friday in St. Paul.
The Yellowjackets went 0-for-8 with three turnovers before J'Vaun Walker finally broke the seal over the basket on a jumper 6:23 into the first half.
Once their offense was revived, UWS closed to within 27-23 of a similarly offensively challenged Northwestern team by halftime, then led 34-29 3:18 into the second period. The Eagles went on an 11-0 run in the middle of the half that decided it, dropping UWS to 5-9, 2-2 UMAC.
Northwestern got 23 points from Noah Aim to lead all scorers, while UWS was led by Eli Vogel's 13.
UWS plays in Minneapolis on Saturday at North Central.
Early offense dries up for UWS
Right before the UWS men's team lost a 62-52 decision at Northwestern, the UWS women were defeated by the exact same score Friday in St. Paul.
In this case, UWS got off to a good start offensively, making 4-of-9 3-point attempts in the first quarter for an 18-11 lead. However, the hosts pulled ahead 34-29 at the half, then took control of the game by holding the Yellowjackets to just eight third-quarter points on 4-of-16 shooting.
UWS outscored Northwestern in the fourth quarter but never got closer than six points.
Makenna Guden, who scored 11 points off the bench, was the only Yellowjacket to score in double figures.
Kelsea Lund led all scorers with 17 points for Northwestern.
The UWS women (3-11, 2-3 UMAC) are at North Central on Saturday.