Yellowjackets Win One, Drop Two In Week of WIAC Matches

The UW-Superior women’s vol­ley­ball team earned an excit­ing vic­tory over UW-Stout but dropped its other two WIAC matches at Mertz Morter­lli Gym­na­sium last week.

The Yel­low­jack­ets earned a 3–2 vic­tory over UW-Stout which extended their win­ning streak to five. After win­ning the first two sets of the match 25–19 and 25–21, The Blue Dev­ils stormed back to take the next two with 25–23 and 25–16 wins. The Yel­low­jack­ets were able to out­last the Blue Dev­ils in the final set win­ing it 15–11. Senior Kitty Tynen led the Yel­low­jack­ets with 19 kills and 16 digs while Jes­sica Zim­mer­man added 16 kills. The Jack­ets were led defen­sively by Lau­ren Peter­son who tal­lied 25 digs in the match. The win was the first in WIAC play for the Yel­low­jack­ets this year.

On senior night, the Yel­low­jack­ets had their five game win­ning streak snapped against UW-LaCrosse last Fri­day. The Jack­ets won the first game but the Eagles won three unan­swered games to send UWS home with their sixth loss of the year. Tynen once again led the Yel­low­jack­ets in kills with 16 and also notched 19 digs to lead the Yel­low­jacket defense.

In their last home game of the 2013–14 sea­son, UWS dropped its sec­ond straight match to UW-Platteville falling three games to one. The Jack­ets once again won the first game with a 27–25 win. Three close games fol­lowed but the Yel­low­jack­ets found them­selves on the los­ing end of each of them. The Pio­neers won the last three games by scores of 25–22, 25–21 and 25–22. Junior Alissa Autio paced the Yel­low­jack­ets with 12 kills while Tynen picked up 11. Tynen paced the defense how­ever with 20 digs while Peter­son led the team with 21 for the match.

The Yel­low­jack­ets fell to a sea­son record of 14–7 and 1–5 in WIAC play. The Jack­ets still have two WIAC matches remain­ing on the year as they’ll travel to UW-Whitewater and UW-Stevens Point in a cou­ple weeks. But the Yel­low­jack­ets will focus on this Fri­day as they travel to Arden Hills, Minn. to take on Mora­vian Col­lege, based out of Beth­le­hem, Penn. and Bethel Uni­ver­sity.  Then on Sat­ur­day, the Jack­ets will take on Car­leton Col­lege and Buena Vista Uni­ver­sity as part of the Car­leton Col­lege Triangle.

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