Friday, October 26, 2012

WSOC Match Report: Cleveland State

Cleveland State 0:5 Milwaukee
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Engelmann Stadium (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Woman of the Match
Sammy Vovos is the easy sentimental choice. Making her first collegiate start on Senior Day, she netted the game-winner less than five minutes into the match. She also added an assist on the game's fifth goal.

Milwaukee is now 13-0 against Cleveland State all-time, outscoring the Vikings 59-2 in those games … this was the Panthers’ seventh-straight shutout in the series … Vovos made her first collegiate start … Lauren Jimenez made her Panther debut … Sara Zawacki is the second UWM player to score goals in her first two collegiate appearances (Sarah Hagen, 2008) … Callie O’Donnell’s assist was the first of her career … Milwaukee previous season high for goals in a game this season was four vs. St. Bonaventure Aug. 19 … its 20 shots are also a season-best, trumping that SBU game … Forbes’ win was No. 35 of her career, third-most in school history and one back of second … the shutout was her 25th, already second in school history ... Dorre missed a hat trick by inches, hitting the cross bar on a 25-yard blast in the first half.

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Next Up
The Panthers host the 2012 Horizon League Championship Nov. 2-4. Opponents and game times will be announced early next week.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Wrapping Up The Weekend In Ohio

There’s no question the Panthers suffered through a tough road trip to Cleveland State and Youngstown State. Milwaukee was much improved Saturday against YSU after a disappointing performance Friday against CSU. But, in the end, UWM still came away from the weekend 0-2.

Here are the news and notes from a tough weekend in Ohio

Last Week’s Results
10/19 – lost at Cleveland State, 3-0; 10/20 – lost at Youngstown State, 3-1

This Week Matches
10/26 – at Green Bay

News and Notes
UWM had just 11 kills in three sets Friday night, then had 16 in the first set alone Saturday. The Panthers got three hitters into double figures in kills in the loss to YSU … Taylor Golabowski played in a match for the first time since the first weekend of the season. The sophomore broke her hand in late August … Anna Bartz is now up to 947 career digs … Bartz is also slated to play in her 100th career match Friday at Green Bay … the Panthers are now 0-7 on the road … UWM is now locked in a three-way tie for fifth place with Green Bay and Youngstown State. One of those three teams will not qualify for the league tournament … YSU’s win over UWM was just its second against the Panthers since joining the Horizon League in 2001

Friday, October 19, 2012

WSOC Match Report: @ Green Bay

Milwaukee 2:1 Green Bay
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012
Aldo Santaga Stadium (Green Bay, Wis.)

Woman of the Match
Krissy Dorre scored both of Milwaukee's goals and was dangerous for the Panthers the entire game. The first score was a great individual effort. A special mention to Jamie Forbes for her second half performance, keeping the lead intact.

Milwaukee leads the all-time series with Green Bay 23-6-1 and has won the last 10 meetings and 17 of the last 19 ... the Panthers have won three-straight games for the first time this season ... Scott's assist was her first collegiate assist ... Dorre's two-goal performance was the team's first multi-goal game of the season ... Lewers now has a team-high six assists ... UWM also had a 12-second stretch of back-to-back goals against Illinois State in 1996.

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Next Up
The Panthers host Oklahoma State Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

The Panthers finished up the first half of the Horizon League season by splitting two more matches. UWM beat Wright State in four sets Friday night before falling to Valparaiso in five sets Saturday.

Here are the news and notes from this October home weekend

Last Week’s Results
10/12 – beat Wright State, 3-1; 10/13 – lost to Valparaiso, 3-2

This Week Matches
10/19 – at Cleveland State; 10/20 – at Youngstown State

Player of the Week
Rachel Neuberger, junior, MB, Muskego, Wis. Neuberger put together a stellar weekend defensively, collecting an amazing 27 blocks over the two matches. She started by recording 10 in the win over Wright State Friday night before adding a collegiate-best 17 in the five-setter with Valparaiso Saturday. The 17 blocks is easily the best tally in the league this season and Neuberger’s double-figure performances this weekend are two of just six around the league this year. She became the first Panther to reach double figures in blocks in two-straight matches since Natalie Schmitting in 2007.

News and Notes
Milwaukee has now played eight 5-set matches this season, including in four of its last five contests in league play. The five-setters haven’t gone the way of the Panthers, though, as UWM is 1-7 in 5-set contests this year … that’s quite a change from recent seasons, as Milwaukee entered this year 25-12 in five-set matches under Susie Johnson. Plus, the eight 5-setters have UWM threatening the school record of 11 five-set contests, set in 1998 … Milwaukee collected a season-high 101 digs in Friday’s win over Wright State. Three players had at least 20 digs in the contest … Elizabeth Egerer set a collegiate-best with 20 digs against the Raiders … Julie Kolinske went past 20 digs in both of the matches this weekend, tallying 22 against Wright State and 24 against Valparaiso … UWM’s 19 blocks against Valparaiso marked a team season-high … freshman Maggie Dunbar started both matches over the weekend and collected 25 total kills … Anna Bartz has now surpassed 900 digs in her collegiate career.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In Case You Missed It ...

The UWM women's basketball team was involved with the Horizon League Media Day on Monday, with Coach Rechlicz and Angela Rodriguez representing the Panthers at the event.

The following are two of the videos from the day, the first being the "intro" video for the league's event and the second being the portion featuring the Panthers.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WSOC Match Report: Loyola

Loyola 1:2 Milwaukee (2ot)
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012
Engelmann Stadium (Milwaukee, Wis.)

Woman of the Match
Kelsey Holbert finished with a goal and assist to pace the Panther offense. Her goal came off a nice finish and put Milwaukee up early. Then, she made a key pass as falling on the game-winning goal. She also look very dangerous in space going forward.

Milwaukee leads the all-time series with Loyola, 20-2-3, including an 11-1-1 record at home ... UWM has won six straight in the series ... this was the Panthers fourth OT game this season and first win (1-2-1) ... Helen Steinhauser is the first UWM player with game-winners in back-to-back games since Sarah Hagen had a five-game streak last season ... Kelly Lewers picked up her team-leading fifth assist, while Steinhauser tied her for the team lead with three goals ... the last Panther golden goal was Sarah Hagen against Wisconsin Sept. 11, 2011 ... Detroit also won Wednesday, putting the Titans and Milwaukee atop the league standings with nine points on three wins.

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Next Up
The Panthers have a nine-day layoff before returning to action at Green Bay Oct. 19.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chicago Volleyball Notebook

The Panthers dropped a pair of five-set heartbreakers this past weekend in Chicago. UWM actually led two sets to one in both matches before seeing them slip away.

Here are the news and notes from the weekend in Chicago.

Last Week’s Results
10/5 – lost @ Loyola, 3-2; 10/6 – lost @ UIC, 3-2

This Week Matches
10/12 – home vs. Wright State; 10/13 – home vs. Valparaiso

Player of the Week
Elizabeth Egerer, Sr., OH, Sheboygan, Wis. Egerer was very good in both of UWM’s matches this past weekend. She led the way with 18 kills at Loyola Friday night and then had 20 kills and 14 digs Saturday at UIC. She now has had double-doubles in three of five league matches and has 56 kills over her last three outings.

News and Notes
Milwaukee has now played seven 5-set matches this season, including three-straight in league play. The five-setters haven’t gone the way of the Panthers, though, as UWM is 1-6 in 5-set contests this year … that’s quite a change from recent seasons, as Milwaukee entered this year 25-12 in five-set matches under Susie Johnson. Plus, the seven 5-setters have UWM threatening the school record of 11 five-set contests, set in 1998 … five of the nine players that got on the court for Milwaukee at UIC had not appeared in a collegiate volleyball match before this season, while a sixth (Hannah Blanchard) had played one-half of a collegiate match at her current position before three weeks ago … Saturday’s starters included true freshmen Sammi Herron and Maggie Dunbar along with sophomore Amber Simonton, who did not play in her first two seasons in Milwaukee … UWM’s blocking continues to get better with the addition of Amber Simonton to the starting lineup. Simonton has collected 17 blocks over the three matches and the Panthers have tallied 37 as a team.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Women's Basketball Helping a Great Cause Saturday

Milwaukee women's basketball head coach Kyle Rechlicz and members of her staff and players from the team will be out in the community Saturday (Oct. 6) to help out a great cause.

For the second year in a row, Chevrolet is partnering with the American Cancer Society to join in the fight to end breast cancer. As part of its support for the American Cancer Society, Chevy will be holding an event on October 6.

Test Drive to Donate: On October 6th, for every test drive taken at a participating Chevy dealership, a $10 donation will be made to the American Cancer Society up to $130,000. Andrew Chevrolet, a proud sponsor of UWM Athletics and located at 1500 W. Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee (just a short drive from the UWM campus), will be a participant in the program.

Stop by and support a great cause and meet the Panthers coaches and players. The group representing the Panthers will be helping out from noon to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

WSOC Match Report: Valparaiso

Milwaukee 1:0 Valparaiso
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
Eastgate Field (Valparaiso, Ind.)

Woman of the Match
Helen Steinhauser. Not only did Helen have the game-winning goal, but she battled like crazy in the midfield. She also did a great job connecting the defense and offense.

Milwaukee is now 14-0 all-time against Valparaiso, including a 6-0 mark in Valpo ... the Panthers have posted four-straight shutouts against the Crusaders ... Kelly Lewers is the first Panther to 10 points with her team-best fourth assist ... Jamie Forbes collected her 24th career shutout, tied for third in league history ... it was also the 198th shutout in school history.

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Next Up
The Panthers have a week off before returning to action Oct. 10, hosting Loyola at Engelmann Stadium.