The 15th-ranked UW-Eau Claire volleyball team improved to 19-2 on the season and 4-0 in conference play with a 25-17, 22-25, 25-11, 25-16 win over UW-La Crosse on Wednesday night at the McPhee Center. Madelyn Pashibin and Arianna Barrett shared the team lead with 12 kills apiece, while Makenzie Bachmann added 11. Madison Surprise recorded a double-double with 42 assists and 18 digs. Taylor Scalia also had 18 digs, while Amber Karn had 14.
To those who weren’t at Carson Park on Saturday afternoon and trying to catch up with what happened by reading the play-by-play, they’d probably look at a third-and-21 conversion from UW-Stevens Point and pinpoint it as the game’s biggest play. Indeed, true freshman quarterback Max Herro’s 45-yard scamper on a quarterback draw play trying to win back some field position while snapping at his own 22-yard-line gave the Pointers some time to milk and flipped the field.
Senior year. It may seem like an inconsequential year to some, just another year of late night study sessions and assignments to complete. Another year in the university bubble, in between “real life” and college. To those who have received their diplomas, those who are set to walk across the stage still have so much to still accomplish. The seniors of the UW-Eau Claire volleyball team agree with them. Not necessarily looking at future careers, but at what is left of their 2018
It was fourth-down and three to go. St. Norbert’s sideline was buzzing, and rightfully so. The Green Knights trailed by 10 with 2:13 to go and were one overtime stop away from ripping the hearts out of UW-Eau Claire and leaving Carson Park with an improbable victory. Blugolds senior quarterback Scott Procter, who entered the huddle as cool as a cucumber despite being picked off in a game-changing play late in the fourth quarter, made sure that stop never happened. As the
She may be new to the head coach position on the UW-Stout campus, but the Blue Devils’ recently hired head volleyball coach Mandy Trautmann is no stranger to the game or how to make a team the most competitive it can be. During her collegiate career Trautmann was a standout volleyball player at the UW-Oshkosh. Trautmann is currently second on UW-Oshkosh’s all-time list for digs. The libero earned two first team all-WIAC selections in 2014 and 2015 and the defensive player of the
It’s one thing to talk about being ready to win. It’s another to prove it. During the offseason, the UW-Eau Claire football team switched it verbage and began to use the word “winning,” which hasn’t been synonymous with the program for the better part of a decade. The Blugolds spoke loudly on the field in their season opener and showed why they believe they are turning a corner in a 45-13 romping of Loras College on Saturday in nonconference action in Dubuque,