Whippet Volleyball Rock Valley Conference Tournament

The Whitewater volleyball team traveled to Edgerton Saturday morning, 10/19, to compete in the Rock Valley Conference Tournament. Whitewater put together a solid start-to-finish tournament . The netters started the day defeating Evansville in two straight sets 25- 23, 25-12. Up next Whitewater took on East Troy and lost in two close, hard fought sets, by the scores of 23-25, 21-25. Playing some of their best ball of the season by taking better care of first ball contacts and spreading the offense out, Whitewater rolled in the next two matches where they defeated both Turner and Jefferson in two straight sets. In the last match of the day Whitewater continued with their winning ways and defeated Big Foot 2-1 finishing the day with an overall record of 4-1 and a 5th place finish.

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd Whitewater travels to Big Foot for the first round of the WIAA regional play-offs. The match begins at 7:00 p.m. Please come join in the fun of watching and cheering on your Whippets to a first round victory.

Photos provided by Bob Mischka

No. 3 UW-Whitewater Football Moves to 3-0 in WIAC With Road Win

The No. 3 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team overcame a slow start and rainy weather Saturday, October 19 for a 38-0 triumph at UW-Stevens Point in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest at Goerke Park.

The Warhawks (6-0 overall, 3-0 WIAC) piled up 215 rushing yards and held the Pointers to 59 yards rushing on the other side of the ball. Junior running back Alex Peete rushed 16 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns to lead the UW-Whitewater offense. Junior wide receiver Derek Kumerow caught four passes for 47 yards, and junior wide receiver JT Parish tallied three receptions for 47 yards.

Defensively, senior defensive lineman Jordan Brand registered seven tackles, including two for a loss, and senior linebacker Jacob Erbs collected seven stops, including one for a loss. Junior linebacker Kaleb Kaminski contributed six tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and senior linebacker Matt Anderson, junior defensive back Mark McGrath and sophomore linebacker Ryan Liszka each posted six tackles.

Erbs started the scoring for the Warhawks, ripping the ball from Pointers quarterback Matt Urmanski near midfield and rumbling 46 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-0 just over two minutes into the game. In the second quarter, Peete completed an eight-play, 84-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown run to make it 14-0 with 9:01 to play in the half. UW-Whitewater’s defense forced two more punts in the quarter to help the team take its 14-point lead into halftime.

The Warhawks started the second half strong with a 10-play, 75-yard drive to take a 21-0 advantage. Peete scampered in from 19 yards out with 10:40 left in the third quarter.

The two teams exchanged punts before the defense came up with a turnover. Kaminski popped the ball loose from Urmanski and Brand recovered it at the UW-W 32-yard line.

From there, UW-Whitewater drove 51 yards in 12 plays to set up a 34-yard field goal by junior kicker Wojciech Gasienica with 12:46 left in the fourth quarter.

The Warhawks forced another fumble on the ensuing drive as freshman defensive lineman Niko Lemke came up with the strip and recovery.

UW-Whitewater took advantage of the miscue with a seven-play, 75-yard drive capped by Peete’s 3-yard touchdown three plays following a 26-yard completion from junior quarterback Zach Oles to Parish. The team took a 31-0 lead with 8:24 on the clock.

A short punt following a three-and-out gave the Warhawks a short field, and they capitalized as sophomore running back Jaylon Edmonson carried on all five plays and crossed the goal line for a five-yard score with 3:36 remaining to account for the final margin.

UW-Whitewater resumes action next Saturday, Oct. 26, at UW-River Falls. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Whitewater Whippets Boys Soccer Team Finishes up Regular Season with Win over Big Foot-Williams Bay

Many of the Members of the Whitewater Whippets Boys Soccer Team

The Whitewater Whippets Boys Soccer team finished up the regular season this past Thursday with a 3-0 victory over Big Foot-Williams Bay.  The Whippets picked up two goals in the first half, the first from a header from Cristian Reyes off of a corner kick from Colin Chenoweth and the second from a strike from Juan Cuellar with Marcos Contreras picking up the assist. Juan Cuellar notched the third goal of the night on a low, hard-driven corner kick that proved too difficult to handle by the keeper.  Good defensive play by defensive midfielders and defensive back stopped most of the offensive pressure of Big Foot with goalkeepers Antwan Banda and Sergio Zuniga each stopping shots to pick up the clean sheet.  The Whippets are in the state playoffs Thursday with an away game at Jefferson.

Whitewater Whippet Cross Country Team Competes at Rock Valley Conference

The Lady Whippet CC team competed in the RVC championships on Thursday evening in perfect race conditions.  Freshman Sabrina Bomberg led the team to an 8th place finish out of 10 teams. Her time of 24:37 secured 45th place. Sophomore Olive Coburn turned in a time of 25:10, good enough for 48th place. This was close to Olive’s best time of the year on what is a very challenging course. Morgan Stillwagon was the team’s 4th runner in 55th and was also a few ticks of the clock off of her personal best for the season.

The JV squad was led by Freshmen Emma Weigel and Caelyn Caputo. These two pack run well together and catapulted the team to a 6th place finish out of 10 teams. Both runners nearly ran a personal best on this day. The program also celebrated senior night which includes Rosie Aschenbrener, Jenna Lee and Morgan Stillwagon.

The group looks to recover from today’s gutsy efforts and tackle the WIAA Sectional meet which will be hosted again by Whitewater High School at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, October 26th. 

Photos by Pete

Full results: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/162734/results  

Whippet CC boys were led by a strong lead performer in Sophomore Gio Anello. Gio attained his second all-conference honor in as many years, however, this race he earned first team all-conference honors. His time of 17:25 was good enough for 6th place overall. Junior Trenten Zahn also secured all-conference honors by placing 11th, his third all conference honor, this being a second team recognition. The boys were then tightly packed together in runners 3-7 as Junior Peter Zimdars was the top finisher of the group in 32nd with a time of 19:25. Freshman CJ Tomomitsu ran gutsy with the upperclassmen and nearly running a PR. Also right in there was Will Hofmann with a solid effort also running close to his personal best. The varsity boys finished 5th out of 10 teams.

The JV squad was led by Senior Mason West stopping the clock in 2-:48, good enough for 13th. First year runner and Sophomore Marcus DePorter really ran strong and was the team’s 2nd runner in 17th with a time of 21:03.  The program also celebrated senior night which includes Broderick Frye, Jack Mayer, Justin Mitchell, Jaden Salmieri, Andy Vo, and Mason West.

The group looks to recover from today’s gutsy efforts and tackle the WIAA Sectional meet which will be hosted again by Whitewater High School at UW-Whitewater on Saturday, October 26th.    Full results: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/162734/results

No. 7 UW-Whitewater Volleyball Team Earns Non-Conference Road Win

The No. 7 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater volleyball team used a strong start Wednesday night to extend its win streak to 13 matches with a 25-10, 19-25, 25-16, 25-20 triumph at Concordia Wisconsin in a non-conference match in Mequon, Wis.

The Warhawks (19-3 overall) did not commit an attack error in the first set and hit .290 for the period. The team sprinted out to an 8-1 advantage and claimed the final five points of the set to take a 1-0 match lead.

The Falcons (15-6) flipped the script on UW-Whitewater in the second set, pushing out to a 14-8 advantage. The two teams played even from there, allowing CUW to tie the match at 1-1.

The Warhawks started the third set much like they did the first, this time by a 10-1 margin. The Falcons got as close as six points, but UW-Whitewater continued to control the frame on its way to a 2-1 match lead.

Concordia Wisconsin led 7-2 in the fourth set before the Warhawks embarked on an 8-1 run to lead 10-8. With the set tied at 13-13, UW-Whitewater scored the next five points to take control before the Falcons closed to within 23-20, forcing a UW-W timeout.

The Warhawks ended the match on back-to-back kills by freshman outside hitter Chloe Buescher and senior outside hitter Rachel Butterfield.

Buescher led the offense with her eighth double-double of the season, totaling 14 kills, 12 digs and five blocks. Senior middle hitter Ashton Doll collected 11 kills on a .455 hitting percentage and added four blocks, and Butterfield registered nine kills on a .474 hitting percentage.

Freshman setter Maggie Streckert posted 26 assists, two kills, two digs and two blocks, while sophomore setter KellyAnn Sotiros contributed 13 assists and four digs. Sophomore outside hitter Emma Aske recorded 11 digs, two kills and three service aces.

Freshman Morgan Jensen finished with 24 digs and four service aces, and sophomore defensive specialist Hailey Mackenthun tallied 17 digs and four service aces.

UW-Whitewater returns to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Friday at 7 p.m. at UW-River Falls.

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Curtis’ Marker Extends Unbeaten Streak for UW-W Women’s Soccer

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s soccer team recorded its third straight shutout Tuesday afternoon, October 15, with a 1-0 victory over Central (Iowa) in a non-conference affair at Fiskum Field, the final non-league game for UW-W this season.

The Warhawks (8-4-3 overall) extended their active unbeaten streak to eight matches thanks to another stellar performance by the back line and senior goalkeeper Sara Klimisch and a goal by sophomore forward Savannah Curtis in the 39th minute.

Eleven minutes passed from kickoff before freshman forward Olivia May put the first shot on goal. The Dutch (5-7-2) tallied two corner kicks over the next six minutes, but UW-Whitewater held strong in front of net.

The two teams exchanged possessions before Curtis rebounded a shot by sophomore midfielder Madison Mikalauski that hit the post. It was Curtis’ fifth goal of the season and MIkalauski’s first assist.

The Warhawks registered three corner kicks in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Klimisch saved two shots in a four-minute span near the midway point of the period.

Curtis earned another chance in the 82nd minute, but missed her chip wide left. Junior forward Anna Brodjian squared up a shot just outside of the 18-yard box in the final minute, but it was saved by the goalkeeper.

Klimisch (5-3-2) totaled three saves for her third straight shutout and fifth on the season.

UW-Whitewater resumes Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday, Oct. 19 at UW-Stevens Point. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

Whippet Volleyball

Volleyball team members at annual Run for Trey

The Whippet volleyball team went 1-1 during Homecoming week. They lost to East Troy 3-0 Tuesday night but rebounded and defeated Clinton 3-0 (25-15, 25-21 & 25-20) Thursday night. The team had one of their best matches serve receiving which led to Cora Linos setting beautifully to the attackers. Kiyla Kopecky took command in the third set from the service line. She served 10 times in a row and had 8 service aces. Kiyla’s serves are very difficult to pass due the velocity, flatness and the huge amount of float or knuckle she puts on the ball.

Sunday the Whippets topped off the week of festivities volunteering at the Run For Trey event at Starin Park. It was very meaningful for them to support the family friendly event where the proceeds are used to maintain the field through its endowment and fund 4 scholarships that are given in Trey’s name. The benefit the field provides to the youth community teams, the visiting teams from around the region and the students and families who visit is truly amazing.

The Whippets will travel to Edgerton this Saturday for the Rock Valley Conference tournament, where the first match is slated for 9:00 AM against Evansville. Regional play-offs begin Tuesday, October 22, 2019 as Whitewater travels to Walworth to take on Big Foot.

Stat Leaders in the Clinton Match
Assists: Cora Linos-27
Digs: Kacie Carollo-16, Emme Bullis-15
Aces: Kiyla Kopecky-8, Hannah O’Brien-2, Emme Bullis-2
Kills: Emme Bullis-16, Kacie Carollo-8
Blocks: Kacie Carollo 3

WHS Football vs Edgerton

The Whippets hosted the Rock Valley Conference leaders, the Edgerton Crimson Tide, for their Homecoming Game on Friday October 11th.  The Whippets struck first scoring in a big way on a 76 yard touchdown run by Will Leibbrand on the second play of the game.  Unfortunately the Crimson Tide offense was too much to handle as the Whippets lost by a score of 54-13. 

It was a special night for Leibbrand as he racked up 186 yards rushing on just six carries.  Eli Kohl had the other Whitewater touchdown, a run of 6 yards in the 4th quarter.  Martin Gonzalez led the defense with 9 tackles, Evaristo Soto added 7 (2 for a loss), and Carter Friend and David Cushman each had 6 tackles. 

The Whippets will finish their season as they travel to Jefferson to take on the Eagles this Friday at 7pm.   

Photos Provided by Bob Mischka

No. 3 UW-Whitewater Retains Miner’s Axe 21-14 Over No. 19 Pioneers

The No. 3 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team piled up 513 yards of total offense and made some crucial defensive stops Saturday in a 21-14 victory over No. 19 UW-Platteville in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contest in front of 12,402 fans on Homecoming at Perkins Stadium.

The Warhawks (5-0 overall, 2-0 WIAC) ran for a season-high 376 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run by senior running back Jarrod Ware with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter that gave the team the lead for good.

Photos Courtesy of Bob and Peter Mischka

UW-Whitewater held the previously unbeaten Pioneers (4-1, 1-1) to 237 yards and turned UW-Platteville over on downs twice in the fourth quarter to preserve the lead.

Junior quarterback Zach Oles, who was named the George Chryst Memorial Bowl Offensive Most Valuable Player for the Warhawks, rushed 14 times for 114 yards and passed for 137 yards and one touchdown. Senior running back Ronny Ponick collected 15 carries for 109 yards and one score, and Ware tallied 16 carries for 97 yards and one touchdown.

Senior linebacker Jacob Erbs paced the defense with eight tackles, and senior defensive back Nate Tranel posted eight stops. Freshman defensive lineman Niko Lemke, the Defensive MVP, registered three tackles, including two sacks, and one forced fumble.

Photos Courtesy of Bob and Peter Mischka

UW-Whitewater claimed the Miner’s Axe for the 23rd time in the 25-year history of the George Chryst Memorial Bowl. The rivalry game started in 1995 and was dedicated to Chryst, who passed away suddenly in 1992 after coaching UW-Platteville to a 79-60-2 record and the 1980 league championship.

Donald Allender (7 receptions, 72 yards, TD) and Tyler Reinhardt (14 tackles, 1 TFL) were named Offensive and Defensive MVPs, respectively, for the Pioneers.

The Warhawks were first on the board, taking advantage of good field position off a shanked punt late in the first quarter. Ponick plunged in from two yards out to make it 7-0 with 57 seconds on the clock.

After a UW-Platteville punt that pinned UW-Whitewater at its own 3-yard line, the Warhawks went 97 yards in 11 plays, keyed by a 41-yard pass from Oles to junior wide receiver JT Parish and finished by a 9-yard strike from Oles to senior wide receiver Josh Ringelberg that made it 14-0 with 7:05 left in the second quarter.

The Pioneers scored on their next drive, then tied the game in the third quarter with 4:53 remaining following a 10-play, 90-yard drive.

The two teams exchanged punts before UW-Whitewater took the lead for good early in the fourth quarter on Ware’s 10-yard run with 11:03 to go.

Two more punts were exchanged before the Warhawks stopped UW-Platteville on back-to-back possessions on fourth down. UW-Whitewater ran out the clock in the final two minutes and finished the contest with 13 more minutes of possession.

The Warhawks visit UW-Stevens Point next Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m.

No. 9 Warhawks Volleyball Top Illinois Wesleyan, Boudreau Earns 500th Win

The No. 9 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater volleyball team finished its weekend with a 3-0 record and extended its win streak to 12 matches Saturday on the second day of the Dig Panici Classic at Russell Arena.

The Warhawks (18-3 overall) downed Illinois Wesleyan 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15 in their lone match of the day to give head coach Stacy Boudreau her 500th career win.

Stacy Boudreau

Boudreau became the sixth coach in Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference history to reach the 500-win plateau. Her .765 career winning percentage entering the 2019 season ranked 10th among active NCAA Division III coaches and 15th all time among Division III coaches. Boudreau currently owns a 500-151 career mark, good for a .768 win percentage.

Senior outside hitter Rachel Butterfield and freshman outside hitter Chloe Buescher tallied 13 kills apiece, and Buescher added 11 digs and three blocks for her double-double. Senior middle hitter Ashton Doll collected 10 kills on a .471 hitting percentage and added seven blocks, and sophomore outside hitter Erin Erb posted eight kills on a .389 hitting percentage.

Freshman setter Maggie Streckert totaled 26 assists and two blocks, and sophomore setter KellyAnn Sotiros registered 21 assists, two service aces and seven digs.

Freshman libero Morgan Jensen led the back row with 28 digs to go along with four assists, and sophomore outside hitter Emma Aske recorded double digits in digs with 11.

The Titans (3-16) led 20-13 in the first set before UW-Whitewater came all the way back to tie the set at 24-24. Illinois Wesleyan claimed the final two points, however, to take a 1-0 match lead.

The Warhawks stormed to an 8-4 advantage in the second set and didn’t look back, recording six of the final eight points to even the match at 1-1.

The two teams went back and forth in the third, but the Titans took a 21-17 lead. After a UW-W timeout, the Warhawks scored six of the next seven points to take a 23-22 advantage. After Illinois Wesleyan tied it, UW-Whitewater closed the set on back-to-back kills by Buescher for a 2-1 lead.

The Warhawks jumped out to an 11-4 lead in the fourth set, and never trailed by fewer than four points the rest of the way.

UW-Whitewater visits Concordia Wisconsin Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a non-conference contest in Mequon.