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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