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CSS women clinch final UMAC title, UWS men earn 4th straight

Updated: May 09, 2021 11:08 PM
Created: May 08, 2021 07:15 PM

The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) women's soccer team clinched their final Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) title on Saturday.

CSS shut out rivals University of Wisconsin Superior (UWS) 4-0. Junior midfielder Morgan Friday scored three goals to help the Saints complete a perfect 9-0 season. 

This marked CSS' 15th and last UMAC championship before moving to the Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) next season. 

"It's a great way to end our experience with the UMAC. The UMAC has been fantastic to us, couldn't be prouder to be UMAC champs once again," said CSS head coach Dave Reyelts. 

Friday added, "I think that we deserve to be in a better conference against good teams. The UMAC is great but I think it shows that we are such a great team that we can compete against anyone."

Earlier Saturday, the UWS men's soccer team shut out Bethany Lutheran College Saturday to claim their fourth straight UMAC championship.

The Yellowjackets defeated the Vikings 5-0.  

Blake Perry tallied two goals and one assist, while Miguel Ocampo contributed one goal and one assist in UWS' home win. Babaya Protus and Nicolai Stokker also each added one goal. 

For the full box score, click here. 

This marked UWS' second victory over Bethany Lutheran this season. The Yellowjackets had earned thee 6-5 overtime win in the regular season. 

"After that 6-5 OT game we knew we didn't want to do that again because that was a lot on us," Perry, a junior forward, said. "It was a lot on our bodies so we knew we just had to come out here and take care of the game."

"I'm really proud I mean obviously this was a really just different kind of year and a lot of ups and downs and our guys persevered through everything. It belongs to them," said head coach Joe Mooney. 

UWS finishes the season 11-1. This is the end of the road since the Division III NCAA tournament was canceled due to Covid-19.

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