By Colin Marklowitz —
Tennis: UW–Whitewater 9, UW–Stout 0
University of Wisconsin–Stout’s tennis team closed out the regular season portion of their schedule on Saturday, Oct. 18, falling 9-0 against University of Wisconsin–Whitewater at South Tennis Courts in Menomonie. Stout’s No. 3 doubles team of Danielle Lutz (So, Maple Grove, Minn.) and Jenna Welke (Fr, Chippewa Falls, Wis.) put up a strong fight, but ultimately fell 8-6 to Whitewater’s Brooke Hendricks and Alex Talyansky. The Blue Devils will return to action on Oct. 25 and 26 at the WIAC Tennis Championship in Madison, Wis.
Football: UW–La Crosse 21, UW–Stout 7
Adolfo Pacheco’s (So, South Elgin, Ill.) one-yard touchdown run, late in the third quarter, made it a 7-7 game, but two fourth quarter touchdown runs by the Eagles’ Ben Hertrampf gave University of Wisconsin–La Crosse a 21-7 victory over Stout on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Four players caught at least five passes for Stout as Garrett Peterson (So, Menasha, Wis.) completed 70 percent of his passes. However, he also threw three interceptions that proved to be too much for the Blue Devils to overcome. Sophomore James Van Thiel (Hilbert, Wis.) had his first career interception and Kyle Hoefft (Jr, Morton, Ill.) and Collin Laursen (Jr, Mondovi, Wis.) each had a sack for Stout.
Up next for Stout is a matchup with University of Wisconsin–Platteville on Saturday Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at Don and Nona Williams Stadium. It is the annual Hall of Fame Game for Stout as well as Military Appreciation Day.
Soccer: UW–Whitewater 1, UW–Stout 0
A goal by UW–Whitewater in the 102nd minute broke a scoreless tie as the Blue Devils fell to the nationally ranked Warhawks on Oct. 18 in Whitewater, Wis. Neither team was able to score in regulation or the first overtime period, but Whitewater’s Jenna Woodson headed the ball past Stout goalie Paige Meyer (Jr, Beldenville, Wis.) to win the game just two minutes into the second overtime. Meyer had four saves on the afternoon. Whitewater outshot Stout, 12-6. Stout will be back at Nelson Field against Gustavus Adolphus Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
Volleyball: UW–Stout 3, Bethel University 1 | UW–Stout 3, UW–River Falls 1
The Blue Devils rolled into River Falls, Wis. and took a pair of matches from Bethel University and University of Wisconsin–River Falls on Saturday, Oct. 18. Morgan Denny (Sr, Luck, Wis.) had 15 kills versus Bethel and Laura Reiter (Jr, Lino Lakes, Minn.) had 15 against River Falls as the Blue Devils recorded their 18th and 19th wins of the season. The 19 wins are the most by a Blue Devil squad since 2004. Stout will close out the season with matches at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire before returning home to take on La Crosse on Oct. 31 on Senior and Parent Night.
Running at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh AAE Invitational, the men’s cross-country team finished 11th and the women’s team placed 25th on Saturday, Oct. 18. Leading the way for the men was Patrick Jenkins (Sr, Cambridge, Wis.), who finished eighth overall in a time of 24:46.6. On the women’s side, Kathleen Thorn (Jr, West Salem, Wis.) paced the Blue Devils, finishing in 49th place. Thorn ran the 6K race in a time of 22:22.67, setting a new school record. Next, the Blue Devils will run at the WIAC Championship on Saturday, Nov. 1 in Ettrick, Wis.