UWS men’s, women’s soccer crowned UMAC Champions

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The University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) men’s and women’s soccer teams both competed in the UMAC Championship game on Saturday.

The men scored three goals in the first half against Bethany Lutheran, while Sophomore Alex Paredes made three saves in his seventh shut out of the season.

As the Yellowjackets won 3-0, winning their sixth consecutive Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament title.

“There was a lot of adversity this year. We had a lot of injuries, you know, kind of early on and midway through the season. And these guys just bought in. They really doubled down on the process. They doubled down on their work rate. They bought into the leadership on the team. I’m so happy for these guys and so proud of them,” said head coach Joe Mooney.

After the match senior striker Blake Perry was awarded tournament MVP for the third consecutive post season.

“It’s awesome, this one’s felt better than them all. Especially being my last season. Just being able to win it with these boys is awesome,” said Perry.

The women’s soccer team was facing the University of Northwestern in their title match.

Sophomore Mya Holmquist and junior Niya Wilson lead the way offensively for the team as each scored hat tricks.

Sophomore keeper Jenna Lang also recorded her seventh shoutout of the season, as UWS won 6-0.

With their wins each team earned UMAC automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III soccer championships.

Both teams will find out their first-round opponent in the NCAA tournament Monday at 1:00 p.m.