Yellowjackets report: UWS men's hockey eliminated
The UWS women got routed in the first game of a WIAC semifinal series at Wisconsin-River Falls
STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Wisconsin-Superior had more than a period to find a season-extending goal, but it didn't materialize as Wisconsin-Stevens Point won their Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference semifinal game 3-2 and the series 2-0 on Saturday.
The Pointers scored twice in the first 8:11 of the game to take the early lead. Coltyn Bates made it 2-1 after a period with a power play goal for the Yellowjackets, but in the second period, David Hill's second tally of the contest made it 3-1 before Ty Proffitt scored for UWS with 2:37 before intermission.
The teams played a scoreless third period as UWS was outshot 12-6 in the frame and 32-21 for the contest.
Myles Hektor made 29 saves for the Yellowjackets, who finish their season 15-12-2.
UWSP, ranked 10th in the country, will host third-seeded Wisconsin-Eau Claire in a single-game championship on March 5.
Falcons fly past Yellowjackets in series opener
Wisconsin-River Falls is ranked fourth nationally in Division III women's hockey and looked the part on Wednesday, dominating the first game of its WIAC women's hockey semifinal series against Wisconsin-Superior 6-0 on Saturday.
The Falcons opened with a flurry, scoring four times in the first period and three times in the first six minutes of the game. Alex Hantge scored two times in the first period and Callie Hoff scored twice over the last two frames for the Falcons, who can take the series with a win Sunday or in a subsequent mini-game triggered if UWS wins Game 2.
McKenzie Whalen made 28 saves for UWS (10-13-1). Sami Miller stopped 18 shots for the Falcons.